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Roses, Clematis and Peonies
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Simon Voorwinde
most recent 16 JUL SHOW ALL
Initial post 4 MAY 13 by Simon Voorwinde
How does 'Carefree Beauty' go own root?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 24 NOV 13 by raingreen
Vigorously! Own-root 2-gal plants after 6 months are nearly 4'X4', in inland southern California. Huge flowers (5") in cool weather, excellent repeat. Slight, brief bout of mildew, otherwise no fungal issues so far.

Reply #2 of 3 posted 16 JUL by BarbaraG SE Virginia
In our hot, humid coastal climate Carefree Beauty just took off in its first season. Perfectly healthy foliage despite lack of morning sun, and lots of large, frilly blooms. This rose has yet to be surpassed as a no-spray garden rose.
It was equally wonderful in 6A Ohio back when I first got into no-spray shrubs.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 16 JUL by raingreen
According to the Indian breeder M. S. Viraraghavan, 'Carefree Beauty' also does very well in very hot tropical climates like Chennai, along with modern roses 'Europeana' and 'Montezuma', and the Tea rose 'Mrs. B.R.Cant' (newspaper article: Vijay, Hema. "A rose by any other name". The Hindu, March 9, 2014). Always nice to find heat-resistant roses.
most recent 4 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 JUL by Margaret Furness
Simon, sorry to reach you this way but I couldn't send a pm. Do you know any nursery budding roses in Tas, or do they all import from the mainland? The owners of "Old Wesley Dale Star" (which see) would like to be able to sell it to their visitors.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 3 JUL by Simon Voorwinde
I'm being a little vague, Margaret... do I understand you correctly to say this place wants to sell 'Evenstar' and they want someone to graft it? 'Evenstar' was selected to grow strongly on its own roots and it strikes quickly and easily from cuttings. If you want to put them in contact with me ( then I can send them propagating material or I can strike however many struck plants they need. Now is the time to strike them and I have two weeks holiday coming up a the end of this week.

Hope that helps,

Reply #2 of 4 posted 3 JUL by Margaret Furness
No, sorry to have confused the issue. I've lost your email address and this was the only way I could reach you. The one they want to sell is a sport or seedling found on their property, and it's a rugosa, so it shouldn't be let loose on its own roots. I thought perhaps you might have tracked down budders for your own seedlings.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 3 JUL by Simon Voorwinde
No worries. I don't know anyone who does it down here as I do all my own or grow them ownroot.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 4 JUL by Margaret Furness
OK, thanks anyway.
most recent 18 JUN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 JUN by Simon Voorwinde
This seems to pass on readily to its descendants, too.
most recent 27 MAY SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 FEB 09 by Simon Voorwinde
Note that the 'poor' vote for bloom frequency in the ratings is a little misleading as it is non-remontant.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 27 MAY by Plazbo
Did you have much success with Euphrates?

Seems likely the only F1 Persica that is available in Au so in that sense is highly valuable. Just sadly not available this year.
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