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most recent 9 FEB 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 1 DEC 05 by John Moody
I shovel pruned this rose this fall as it just didn't perform. Weak growing bush and very small scentless blooms when it did bloom which wasn't very often. Too bad as the color of the blooms is nice.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 14 JUL 07 by Unregistered Guest
This is one of my best roses, out of approx 150 roses. It blooms continueously, please very strong disease resistance.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 31 MAR 10 by Basheba
I'm kind of glad I wasn't the only one who had problems with the Wildfire rose....I thought it was something I was doing wrong. I am having the same problems with it for a couple of years now. Too bad because when it does bloom, it is very pretty.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 9 FEB 14 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
Wildfire has consistently been one of my best roses. The bush is tall with healthy foliage, and it blooms generously when our weather isn't over 95, when few roses do bloom. I find it interesting that some people haven't had a good experience. On the whole, I think Wildfire thrives in higher temperatures.
most recent 24 NOV 10 SHOW ALL
Initial post 6 NOV 03 by Unregistered Guest
I have been looking for a Magic Lantern rose. Heirloom Roses in St. Paul suggested I contact your nursery. Can you help locate this rose for me?
Reply #1 of 7 posted 7 NOV 03 by Unregistered Guest
The last vendor listed carrying Magic Lantern is Muncy's. They are at but I don't see it on their site. Sorry.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 9 MAR 06 by Anonymous-797
I am sorry to say that Mr. Ken Muncy passed away unexpectedly in early Jan.2006. The Muncy Nursery is no more. They have closed the nursery
Reply #3 of 7 posted 10 MAR 06 by Unregistered Guest
Your best bet is to find a plant and take a cutting. Its worth while I have a Magic Lantern and they are a wonderful rose.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 13 MAR 06 by Terre
Funny you should ask...

Boy, do I have a story to tell about this one:

Magic Lantern was deliberately withdrawn from access by the public market in 2001 by the patent holder: Jackson & Perkins. It is a fabulous rose and this decision isn't uncommon when professional breeders desire exclusivity of certain traits or for reasons of their own. It happens all the time. I was told the patent was no longer available for purchase rights either which merely confirmed my suspicions it would be impossible to find later. I was in the industry at the time and got several of the last specimens of this delicious rose after advance knowledge of their intent. As a true blue rose addict, I grabbed what I feared I'd never have access too again, and planted them in my public gardens.

I had a collection of some 900 roses. Among my collection were roses for propagation stock which were about 50 'sports' and hundreds of antiques which are unpatented; others which were being tested as a service to known rose breeders, 100 were rescued, others were 'found', and SOME(like Magic Lantern) were patented varieties I could not do anything with but plant in my gardens open to the public for walks and meditation.

When tragedy befell my gardens and my family, I contacted the rose society I belonged too and lovingly listed all my roses as available at less than wholesale, in order to save them.

To this day I remain shocked at what happened following that innocent outreach! Some vile excuse for a 'consulting rosarian' used the internet to publicly accuse me of propagating patented material without paying patent fees (not even close to the truth) because she'd misunderstood the list. She even re-wrote my list to reflect her libelous statements and e-mailed it too more collectors. Among those roses she falsely accused me of illegally propagating was Magic Lantern (I gave away what I'd bought). My point in writing this is DO NOT PROPAGATE THIS ROSE or any other that is patented. It gets weirder...

Guess who secretly contacted me to propagate that and many other patented roses?! Other rose society members! (Of course I refused!) Wow! too weird for me, I GAVE the roses away, and cancelled my rose society support.

My advice is be careful, there's a million wonderful rose lovers out there but that one bad apple can get a loose stem and fall right in your lap!

My name is Terre Ashmore and I'm a rose addict... thanks for letting me share.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 31 MAR 10 by Basheba
That's sad that someone would do that after you were being so kind. I have yet to figure out why some people are so vile. That woman could have contacted you first before she jumped to conclusions. My only guess is that people like that are very unhappy in life.
I hope you build your rose garden back up!
Reply #6 of 7 posted 1 APR 10 by Unregistered Guest
Thank you for your kind thoughts and deeds. I have returned to my horticultural roots, so-to-speak: I teach horticultural classes on designing and installing habitat for wild and captive animals. Only wild and species roses are in my collection now, and my views on organized groups is circumspect at best... I prefer the individuals God puts in my path to the groups!
Keep the (Gardeners') Faith!
Terre Ashmore
Reply #7 of 7 posted 24 NOV 10 by Michael Garhart
Washington Park has it in their garden. Their rules state that you may ask for cuttings if you prove that the variety is no longer available commercially.
most recent 17 APR 10 SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 NOV 09 by CarolynB
I've had Our Lady of Guadalupe rose for about a year now. I'm favorably impressed so far. Mine has been taking its time getting established or gaining much size -- but the flowers are gorgeous, the disease resistance excellent, and it continued to trickle in a few blooms here and there throughout the summer, even when my other roses all shut down blooming in the zone 9 heat. I noticed a very light but pleasant fragrance on it recently, when it finally got tall enough for me to bend down and reach a bloom with my nose. I can't wait to see what it does next spring!!
Reply #1 of 2 posted 16 APR 10 by Basheba
I have a rose bush "The Fairy" that was somewhat small the first year but this year it is getting much bigger (along with the other one I planted at the same time "Midnight Blue"). Hopefully your bush just needs a year or two to get established. Good luck!
Reply #2 of 2 posted 17 APR 10 by CarolynB
Thanks, I hope so! It's encouraging to hear that yours are getting bigger after staying somewhat small the first year. Guadalupe does seem to stretching up a little higher with the bud stems this year (the buds aren't open yet), and she seems somewhat fuller, so that's a good sign.
most recent 12 APR 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 APR 10 by Basheba
This rose is wonderful-I have just gotten it (from "Two Sisters Nursery") and it's just growing like crazy. I can highly recommend it to anyone.
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