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Initial post 20 OCT 10 by monica
Dark night hybrid tea is now being sold @ Edmunds roses.
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 20 OCT 10 by Zuzu's Northern California Garden
That's a different rose. You're on the page for Christensen's 'Dark Knight.' Edmunds' Roses is selling 'Dark Night,' a new Meilland rose.
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 20 OCT 10 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Yep, Zuzu is correct. The rose that is Dark Night is actually the same rose as Eddy Mitchell in Europe and Garden Director Bartje Miller in California. Edmunds has it now as Dark Night and I think it will be in the Star Roses catalog for 2012 under Dark Night as well.
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 20 AUG 16 by Steven Cook
Heirloom Roses lists Dark Knight but it's out of stock.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 3 SEP by timdufelmeier
Now available
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 3 SEP by Nastarana
Heirloom is offering the popular Meilland bicolor, 'Dark Night', for $33. temporarily.
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most recent 4 NOV SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 31 OCT by Steven Cook
This pink truly is shocking. Great find, Karen Jefferson.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 31 OCT by Patricia Routley
In 2005 I saw a HP at Moser House, and noted a sepal was taking on the colour of the flower in the same way the same as ‘Paul Neyron’ can do. Have you noted anything odd about the sepals of "Moser House Hybrid Perpetual"?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 4 NOV by Karen Jefferson
The accolades for this find belong to Bev Vierra and Judy Eitzen. They organized a trip to Moser House, and I was fortunate to be invited. I took the cuttings for the rose and was successful propagating it. In addition to having a striking color of pink, it is incredibly fragrant. So far in Norhtern CA it has been disease free.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 4 NOV by Patricia Routley
....and the sepals?
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most recent 16 AUG 17 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 8 MAY 17 by Steven Cook
I moved into a renovated 90-year old house in Washington, DC in March. I was delighted to observe burgundy and green rose shoots sprouting up by the backyard fence. I speculate that it was there all along and landscapers tried to get rid of it but didn't get the roots. It's still got tender young foliage, even though its now about three feet tall, with five or six young canes. Not a hint of flower buds, but really strong growth.

I'm thinking it's probably Dr. Huey, but it seems like, even if it had been practically erased, it still should have flowers on it. The foliage and growth really is like that of a hybrid tea climber, with five leaflets and still that matte burgundy and blue-green color. Am I right that it may well be Dr. Huey, even though it's not blooming?
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 8 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Yes, it's Dr. Huey. In my zone 5a, there are lots of Dr.Huey take-over from cheap bare-roots (less than $5 each). Most of them don't have blooms, and the only one that blooms in the entire neighborhood of 400 houses: it was pruned short & fertilized well. But the house across the street has a hedge of non-blooming Dr.Huey, very messy for the past decade.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 10 AUG 17 by Steven Cook
I keep learning despite advancing age. Am I right that Dr. Huey blooms on old wood? If so, I'm looking forward to seeing blooms next year.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 10 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Once-bloomer like Dr.Huey: They need to be pruned short RIGHT AFTER blooming, and NOT in spring-time. If we have a brutal zone 5a winter that kill them to the ground, then the new growth in spring will have flowers. But folks who don't prune Dr.Huey right after blooming, will get a messy tall bush with zero blooms in spring.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 16 AUG 17 by Steven Cook
I'm afraid that ship has sailed. But it didn't bloom this year, anyway. So maybe this year's growth will be next year's bloom. After that, I will do as you recommend. Thank you, Straw Chicago.
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PhotoDiscussion id : 101-981
most recent 7 JUL 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 5 JUL 17 by Patricia Routley
Foliage too large and not enough leaflets
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 7 JUL 17 by Steven Cook
I tried to delete this using my iPhone but it didn't work.
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