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Jeff Britt
most recent 22 OCT SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 20 JUN 08 by angela
good color,
the pink around the edges of the bloom is very pretty
strong fragrance
good vigor, good blackspot resistance so far
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 6 MAR 09 by Jeff Britt
Do you have any other thoughts to offer after a full year with the plant? I am thinking of giving it a try, but don't want to make a mistake. Any further insights on this plant would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 13 MAR 09 by BarbaraG SE Virginia
This rose is recommended by Pat Henry of Roses Unlimited, who has singled out a couple roses from each breeder in her currrent catalog. RU is located in the highlands of South Carolina and has a wonderful selection of moderns and antique roses.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 22 OCT by timdufelmeier
It's on sale at Heirloom Roses right now for $20
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most recent 3 JUN SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 9 MAR 09 by Jeff Britt
Looks like Remember Me is somewhere in the background of this rose!
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 23 OCT 14 by Michael Garhart
I know the breeder uses/used a lot of Singin' in the Rain and Remember Me in their breeding, so it wouldn't be too far of a leap to say this one is likely related to both.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 26 JUN 16 by Jay-Jay
It's almost a look-alike of Rhosyn Margaret Williams. Same parentage?
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 12 JUL 16 by Michael Garhart
Possibly, yeah. I could tell you more, but the business I ordered this from this spring sent me..... Easy Does It. They also sent me a dead 'Claret', but promised to replace it next year *sigh*

Helpful, lol.

Don't worry, HMF! Not naming names!
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 3 JUN by Michael Garhart
Finally growing this rose. It's not much of a floribunda. Similar dimensions to my Gold Struck, so far. So grandiflora size for North America.

Looks like it is bred from Belle Epoque, which is blooming 10' away from Ann Henderson in my garden. Very similar plant traits. AH is much deeper in color and tighter in the bud, and only somewhat smaller blooms.
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most recent 14 MAR SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 31 JAN 07 by Anonymous-102305
I love this rose! It blooms quite a bit, has a nice fragrance and is beautiful. My plant hasn't had any problems with disease here in the southwestern desert.
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 10 MAY 07 by wordycat
I also love this rose! Absolutely beautiful and smells good to boot. I was wondering if your plant has developed sturdy stems,mine has not. I know I am growing this rose in not the sunniest part of my garden but I looked at some of the photos from this website and their stems were not too sturdy looking either. I am thinking about buying another plant because I love it so much. I would like to know how the stems look in your hot climate. Thanks.
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Reply #2 of 6 posted 10 MAY 07 by Anonymous-102305
My plant is in a sunny location. The plant is one year old and it has developed sturdier stems but they are not as sturdy as many plants. The heavy flowers do nod a bit.
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Reply #3 of 6 posted 11 MAY 07 by wordycat
Thank you for your reply! I think I am going to get another one.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 3 MAR 09 by Jeff Britt
I don't have this rose, but have seen it planted and I think the flowers are just too big and heavy for the stems. The stems seem to be up to the job until the flowers begin to open. All those petals, fully hydrated and extended, must weigh a lot! I don't think you can avoid the nodding flowers, but full sun and avoiding to much nitrogen at the roots should help you avoid too much disappointment.
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 5 MAR 09 by wordycat
Thank you for your reply. I am familiar with heavy, nodding flowers on other plants such as Austins but the stems look in scale with the flowers. My Bolero has the shortest, thinnest stems.
I will try your suggestions. Once again, thank you!
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Reply #6 of 6 posted 14 MAR by Matthew W. Gerber
Short stems and nodding flowers are characteristics of some varieties of roses, not necessarily faults. 'Bolaro' is part of Star Roses "Romantica" series, their answer to the David Austin roses. Hybrid teas have long, tall and straight stems. Nodding flowers on a hybrid tea would be a fault, and breeders reject such hybrid tea seedlings in their breeding programs. I grow 'Bolero' and consider the short stems and nodding flowers an attractive characteristic, reminiscent of Old Fashioned roses. We are fortunate that the world of roses offers us thousands of choices to meet our individual likes and dislikes.
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most recent 10 MAR SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 14 JAN 10 by Mark Henning
Morden Sunrise is one of my favorite hardy shrubs. It has such a beautiful, simple blossom; Sunrise was a very apt name. There are a few issues that you should know before you chose this cultivar:

1) In the twin cities area of MN we have a species of blackspot that defoliates Morden Sunrise before any of my other roses. In fact, it acts as an early indicator plant for the garden. Depending on your area of the country, you may have to spray diligently to keep any of the beautiful dark green foliage after July.

2) Though Morden Sunrise is definitely crown hardy in zone 4, in 3 winters not a single cane survived the winter; however this cultivar is very vigorous and threw surprisingly thick canes and was in bloom with the rest of the garden, so don't panic in the spring if you have to prune to the ground.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 14 JAN 10 by HMF Admin
Wonderfully useful information - thanks !
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Reply #3 of 2 posted 10 MAR by Jerilin
I am in zone 4b/5a and my Morden sunrise also dies to the ground every winter but comes back to be about a 2.5x2.5 feet bush. Also here in northeast Iowa it also suffers horridly from black spot almost every spring and early summer during the rainy periods though the plant doesn’t seem to be bothered by this much.
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