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most recent 14 DEC 16 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 17 JUN 15 by Michael Garhart
I regret not keeping this rose! Now, you cannot find it for sale. I got rid of it when I used to be an exhibitor, even though it is gorgeous.... sigh.
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It's available from Palatine in Canada as of March 2016.
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Reply #2 of 8 posted 7 MAR 16 by Michael Garhart
I saw that. Not enough to order to form an order, for me. Their prime roses sell out early. Like super early. They are THAT popular. So ordering 2 or less from Canada seems silly.

Thanks.
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Don't know if you've ordered from Palatine before, but their plants are really terrific.
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Reply #4 of 8 posted 7 MAR 16 by Michael Garhart
I'm told they are like the old Edmunds.
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Among the best I've ever received.
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Reply #6 of 8 posted 25 MAY 16 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Well, I bit and ordered from Palatine this year, and this Queen Charlotte was one I ordered. GREAT!!! plants they send. Much more robust than any other source for bareroots, past or present, including the old Edmunds, when it was run by the family.
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Delighted that you agree that Palatine's plants are top notch!
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Reply #8 of 8 posted 14 DEC 16 by Michael Garhart
I got my orders in as of this week. Palatine was average-size, but with very long, uncut roots. Hortico was Hortico, as per usual. Sadly, Pickering is no longer in business. Pickering was typically average-sized.

The old Edmunds was vastly larger in size. And that stands to reason, as it was in the 4th most fertile land on Earth, and in a temperate climate.

They all are mostly multiflora rootstock, which is superior in my climate. All of the Canadians do a short graft, which I prefer. I hate long grafts. Although I prefer own-root over all.

So far, from my experience, Palatin are not monster roses like the old Edmunds used to sell. They are quality, however. I do no like monstrous grafted roses, however, because they tend to take many years to look natural in the ground, as it takes time for their root systems to match the bulk up top.
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most recent 20 NOV 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 20 NOV 16 by jedmar
'André Leroy d'Angers' should be crimson-violet. This seems to be 'André Leroy'.
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I believe you are correct. Thanks!
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most recent 23 MAR 16 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 18 MAR 16 by Jeffrey
The roses named 'Dixieland Linda' look much more purely pink compared to "Lady Ashe". Are they really the same rose?
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Jeffrey,

If you look at all of my photos of Dixieland Linda on HelpMeFind, you'll see one that is far more apricot in color than the others. There are many pink roses that can produce blooms closer to apricot color than pink and vice versa, depending upon many factors. Some of the David Austin roses from the UK are particularly prone to blooming pink or apricot. For example, if you look at the photos of 'Abraham Darby' on HelpMeFind, you'll find striking examples of blooms of very different colors. http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.21&tab=36

As far as I know, this sport of 'Aloha' was sold by certain rose nurseries under the name 'Lady Ashe' and by others under the name 'Dixieland Linda.'

Cliff
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most recent 23 MAR 16 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 19 MAR 16 by CarolynB
Hi Cliff,

I'm considering adding the rose Welsh Gold to my garden. I see that you grow it, and that your climate is similar to mine. Will you tell me about your experience with it, with regard to disease resistance, bloom quantity and frequency, level of thorniness, and fragrance? (The HMF description page says it has a strong fragrance, but doesn't say what kind of fragrance.)

Thank you for any information you can give me.

CarolynB
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I've just returned from a few weeks in Boston visiting my mother, whose health has been in a steady decline for quite some time and found your message,Carolyn.

At first I didn't recognize the name of the rose, as I bought and grew it as Welwyn Garden Glory, which is its ARS Approved Exhibition name and I hadn't heard the name Welsh Gold. In any event, I did import this rose and grew it in my garden in the high desert when I owned EuroDesert Roses. I do not have it in my current garden in the low desert, so I am unable to give you any information on how it might do for you in this climate.

It was an attractive rose in the high desert, but in all honesty wasn't a standout. I would imagine that its blooms would be smaller in this warmer environment. I have absolutely no specific recollections about it. I had roughly 5,000 roses in the ground in my display garden in the high desert, in addition to the 10,000 roses I usually had in inventory at the nursery, so I had precious little free time. This meant that a rose really had to have something exceptional that caught my attention, and this rose didn't rise to that level.

I'm sorry that I can't offer you more encouragement, I don't know how many roses you now grow, but I saw that you had 22 roses in 2008. Even if you now have several times that number in your garden, I would think that there are many, many roses which will do far better for you than Welwyn Garden Glory (Welsh Gold).

Best of luck to you,

Cliff
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Carolyn,

I hope the response I just wrote was sent successfully. Please let me know if you didn't receive it.

Cliff
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