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Initial post 5 SEP by Lavenderlace
Very vigorous, extremely fast growth, lots of blooms in sandy soil, own-root, no-spray Z8. They are getting huge though, tall and wide.
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Reply #1 of 14 posted 5 SEP by Nastarana
Along with SDLM, 'Evelyn' is the quintessential desert rose, loves sandy soils, as you say, and high temps, and seemed for me to need far less water than 'Graham Thomas'. You might also like 'Golden Celebration' if you have room for it. Those immense old gold cabbages are one of the glories of the rose world.
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Reply #2 of 14 posted 5 SEP by Lavenderlace
Thanks for the tips! I thought that I didn't want any yellows, but they are doing so great here that it's hard not to love them so will check out Golden Celebration too. I stayed away from Evelyn for a while because of reports of how difficult she was but have found just the opposite.

And you're definitely right about SDLM, does great here too!
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Reply #3 of 14 posted 5 SEP by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Golden Celebration is the BIGGEST WATER and POTASSIUM HOG as own-root. Mine is 7 year-old-own-root and needs deep-watering due to its deep & large root. Folks in rainy climate complain about Golden Celebration as blackspot-prone, versus dry & hot California folks complain about its being stingy. The only time Golden Celebration was healthy for me when I got horse manure at pH 8 monthly, and piled up 1 foot of that on top. Very hard to please roses which like it cool & tons of rain & loamy & alkaline. Crown Princess Magareta is a far better choice for its tolerance of hot & dry climate, both I and KBW in Pakistan rank CPM as less fussy than Golden Celebration. Still remember buying Golden Celebration from High Country roses spring of 2011, it came with a warning, "this rose needs more water than average."

The best yellow for hot weather is Julia Child. Saw that at local rose park when it was 104 F & month-long drought with perfect foliage in full-sun. But Julia Child's scent smells like cough medicine.
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Reply #4 of 14 posted 5 SEP by Lavenderlace
Thanks so much for posting your experiences Straw! Always helpful to see how roses do in different climates.
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Reply #5 of 14 posted 5 SEP by Nastarana
I had GC in the Central Valley in CA in part shade and it grew as a free standing shrub to about 5' tall by about 10' wide. The neighborhood cats used to hide their kittens under its' sweeping branches. For me it needed almost no extra water after the first two seasons and had no disease beyond the touch of mildew almost all roses got in early spring in that climate. I don't remember if it was grafted or not, if it was it was on Dr. Huey. Maybe the shade helped with water requirement. You might want to try it if you can find a plant for a reasonable price; I would not want to spend the $50.+ which many nurseries are now asking for much of anything except maybe for some much coveted extreme rarity.
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Reply #6 of 14 posted 5 SEP by Lavenderlace
Wow, 10' wide! That's a cute story about it making a good cat house for the kitties!
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Reply #7 of 14 posted 5 SEP by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I posted in the wrong place, moved to Lagerfeld.
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Reply #8 of 14 posted 6 SEP by Nastarana
Lavenderlace, when I lived in a desert climate, I found that winter irrigation helped a lot in keeping my roses alive through the hot summers. Winter irrigation, about once every three weeks if there is no rain, helps spread out the water bills and helps one keep plants alive without violating water restrictions.
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Reply #9 of 14 posted 6 SEP by Lavenderlace
Thank you! We are in a high humidity, low rainfall area but this year has actually had more rain than usual. I agree with you about the winter irrigation, works great, but my plants are huge!
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Reply #11 of 14 posted 5 JUN by Nastarana
I am glad she is doing well for you. I can't grow her where I live now, no matter what the DA org. says. I do miss those golden cabbages.
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Reply #10 of 14 posted 5 JUN by Lavenderlace
Nastarana, thanks again for the tip on Golden Celebration! Shes working out great here so far and I think that I'm going to love the fragrance!
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Reply #12 of 14 posted 12 days ago by Lavenderlace
Has anybody grown Evelyn in afternoon shade? I have some in the ground that are doing super in full broiling sun, But I have some full-sun pots that need to get planted but not sure if they would do as well with less sun, thanks!
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Reply #13 of 14 posted 11 days ago by Nastarana
I grew Evelyn against an east facing wall and was satisfied with her performance. A wonderful rose for desert climates. Alas, she does not like my heavy soil and cold winters.
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Reply #14 of 14 posted 11 days ago by Lavenderlace
Oh, that's good news, thank you! I have some sandy soil southern exposure spots, which are usually my "prime spots" but they certainly have less than full sun.
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Initial post 3 JUL by mamabotanica
You have most of my favorites! I've sent a couple emails to see if I could get an extra Dijon rose (I ordered two already) but haven't heard back. What's the process to order roses? are they mostly bare root and ship in winter or potted? Budded or own root?
I'm super excited you are offering plants!
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Reply #1 of 7 posted 3 JUL by Nastarana
Do they sell plants or stems for florists?

If it is the latter, do they need to be listed on HMF?
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Reply #2 of 7 posted 3 JUL by mamabotanica
They've sold stems in the past but now are branching out into selling plants (according to a recent newsletter).
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Reply #3 of 7 posted 5 JUL by Nastarana
I saw no indication of plants being offered on their website. Maybe retail only for now?
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Reply #4 of 7 posted 12 days ago by GraceRoseFarm
Hi, we will be launching our bare root online shop in August. Thank you for your interest!
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Reply #5 of 7 posted 12 days ago by GraceRoseFarm
Hi, I'll put you down for Honey Dijon. We were sold out, but I'll have two for you. We will have an online shop live in August. Roses will ship in the winter barefoot. All the roses we grow are budded on Multiflora. Any we purchase from Weeks/DA are on whatever stock they use. Thank you!
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Reply #6 of 7 posted 11 days ago by Nastarana
Thank you. That is good news indeed. Will you be offering any albas?
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Reply #7 of 7 posted 11 days ago by mamabotanica
Thanks! I have two already ordered and paid for two from your first round. Was hoping to plant three in a spot but I can make 2 work. Looking forward to the others that you offer as they come up!
Thanks, joan
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Initial post 12 days ago by HonzaPM
Excellent self-cleaning and perpetual re-blooming.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 11 days ago by Nastarana
I do like that name. Someone at DA Inc. has a sense of humor? Imagine that.
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Initial post 28 JUN by viscount89
This rose is an excellent rose here in Atlanta. NO BS WHATSOEVER. Always in bloom and always consistent bloom size. They never slow down or get smaller in the extreme heat of the summer. Of the newer roses from Bedard, this one is top notch.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 JUN by Nastarana
Aptly named, it would seem
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