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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 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 8 MAY 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 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 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 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 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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most recent 7 JUL HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 5 JUL by Patricia Routley
Foliage too large and not enough leaflets
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 7 JUL by Steven Cook
I tried to delete this using my iPhone but it didn't work.
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most recent 7 MAY HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 MAY by Steven Cook
I received Climbing Crimson Glory 5/4/17 from Angel Gardens and it was very leafy, vigorous and ready to take off. It was packed well so it arrived in great shape. It went into the ground that day and I'm greatly looking forward to it's growth and blooming. Well done, Pam.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 7 MAY by Nastarana
I second the excellent packing at Angel Gardens. However, the two roses I ordered, 'Marietta' and 'Lucetta', two early Austins, were the least healthy of all rose deliveries this year, having yellowing leaves which are now falling off. I am hoping that mild fertilizing with soluble seaweed can revive my plants.
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