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Michael Garhart
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Initial post 7 days ago by Michael Garhart
I thought I reviewed this one years ago. Guess not.

I grew it for 3 years, from the year it was introduced. In my climate, it failed to climb, and was very stick-like. I grew Candy Land around the same type, which I felt was far superior and an easy rose. I eventually dug up NO, because it didn't bloom a lot in my climate, and it just wasn't worth the effort. The other Weeks purples are bloom machines here, which I already grew, so growing NO was rather pointless.

It didn't really get disease, and the stems were healthy. It was simply a vigor and growth architecture issue.

I grow Stormy Weather now, which I love, and find far superior.
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Initial post 9 days ago by Michael Garhart
Are there 2 roses represented here? The Pacemaker I remember from books and the like was closer to the color of Rose Rhapsody. Maybe I'm mistaken?

The foliage in the photos here reminds me of Keep in Touch and Malcolm Sargent. I dunno. It seems like maybe 2 roses are being represented, but I don't enough to know why or how.
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Initial post 10 days ago by Patricia Routley
I think there may be a possibility of this foundling "Mrs. Sambell's Flori or Poly" being the 1924 floribunda 'Else Poulsen'. Does anybody recognise it?
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 9 days ago by Michael Garhart
Its cute. Doesn't quite strike me as purely a multiflora type poly, however. I would say another type of synstylae species is in it, as well.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 9 days ago by Patricia Routley
Excellent point Michael. I didn't realise there was so much multiflora in the seed parent of 'Orleans Rose'. This foundling has very shiny leaves and probably has more wichurana in it, than multiflora. However, I do note the 1995 reference for 'Else Poulson' mentions "glossy bronze foliage". On the other hand 1995 is a long way from 1924. I am grateful for your help.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 9 days ago by Michael Garhart
No problem. I think it may be wichurana or similar, because the peduncles scream that.
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Initial post 4 NOV by Plazbo
New addition, impulse buy, agree with the mild fragrance. Super bright orange, ages darker. seems to get that dark velvety sheen to it around day 4.

So far seems very healthy (next to a plant with blackspot, no infection) and vigorous (has doubled in size, other new addition Scentimental has barely grown). Will see how it does in hot weather, given the note on the main page about it not liking warm climates.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 11 days ago by Michael Garhart
If you change impulse buy to awesome buy, it sounds more rational ... :]

For example, I make a lot of awesome rose buys, lol.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 11 days ago by Plazbo
I'm still going with impulse :P

I suspect its sterile also, refuses to set hips and it's pollen used on most things seems to be a miss (I don't cover stamens so the very few hips could be OP from other things).

So while the colouring of the flower and the leaves is very nice, it's a difficult breeder at best but quite possibly sterile...which makes me super curious about it's lineage.

Also it tends to burn a lot in heat....granted Australia is generally towards the extreme end and the bulk of the rose growing people are in a more forgiving summer climate.
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