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Initial post 1 MAR 12 by Tessie
Parentage can be found in the Heirloom Old Garden Roses catalog, 1992-1993 on page 57:

"SNOWDON: Just what you would expect of a rose named after the tallest mountain in Wales. Bred by David Austin from the Noisette 'Alister Stella Grey' x R. rugosa alba. Medium sized, beautiful blooms of purest white on a large, dense, bushy, shapely shrub. Repeat blooming. 7-8 ft. (1989) RU925 8.95"

Melissa
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 10 MAR 17 by Patricia Routley
Thank you Tessie. Parentage added. I don't know what we were doing in 2012, but it looks like we wuz busy.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 10 MAR 17 by Give me caffeine
Interesting mix. Should be quite tough, and well scented. Anyone know what's wrong with it?
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 3 days ago by Michael Garhart
Back when roses were $8.95.

Excuse me while I cry a little on the inside :D
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Initial post 11 MAR 17 by Andrew from Dolton
A few minutes walk from where I live, deep in the woods by the river Torridge is the remains of Dye Cottage. Abandoned 100 years ago, today I discovered by the entrance a couple of shoots of a rose. It has small pointed prickles on the older wood but is very unlikely that it will flower this year. It produces suckers. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it could possibly be? Needless to say it has been rustled!
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Reply #1 of 38 posted 11 MAR 17 by Nastarana
Whatever it might be it does have attractive foliage.
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Reply #2 of 38 posted 11 MAR 17 by Andrew from Dolton
Indeed, I will just have to wait to see it in flower although it might not be until next year.
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Reply #6 of 38 posted 30 JUN by scvirginia
Well, great- now we're ALL impatiently waiting for blooms. Yes, the foliage is quite fine; I like those reddish margins, but have no idea what they might indicate, ancestry-wise.

A nice find.
Virginia
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Reply #7 of 38 posted 30 JUN by Andrew from Dolton
When it stops tipping down with rain outside I will take some better pictures. I don't care if it is something common-place, what fascinates me is just discovering the name of an unknown plant. I would say I have a reasonably good eye and knowlege, but it does not look like any rose I can put my finger on. Just 10 minuites on foot from my door step, I found, 'Paul Lede', 'Turner's Crimson', R carolina 'Plena' and this rose. Then a short drive away a massive multiflora type rose by the side of the road with white flowers and very pretty deep pink buds. And Rosa dumalis, growing in the hedges, when most books say it only grows in the north. Of course none of these are lost, believed extinct or new but they are not common roses, just a few specialist nurseries are selling them. Interesting roses are all around us, where ever we live.
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Reply #8 of 38 posted 30 JUN by Andrew from Dolton
Here are some new pictures. Dye Cottage was abandoned by World War I so I would estimate that for a variety of rose to have been bred, marketed and found its way to a remote part of Devon it must have been raised just at the turn of the century or earlier. The people living at the cottage would never have had the money to buy a plant, it would almost certainly have been aquired as a cutting or sucker. I could of course have been an understock, but in the U.K. you only really see laxa or 'Alba Simplex'.
It suckers from the roots and has quite a distinctive row of good sized prickles running along the mid-rib on the back of the leaf and incredibly healthy, not a hint of blackspot on it any where.
The very second a flower opens I will post a picture here.
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Reply #9 of 38 posted 1 JUL by scvirginia
With foliage that clean and pretty, it almost doesn't matter what the flower looks like... though I guess it might help with finding an ID. Assuming it ever had a name, and wasn't a no-name volunteer?

I am jealous of your R. carolina plena. It is not in commerce in the U.S., as far as I can tell.

Virginia

PS There was a period when Manetti was used in England for rootstock, but I don't think that's what you have there?
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Reply #10 of 38 posted 1 JUL by Andrew from Dolton
Yes, it is similar to 'Manetti', and similar to other roses too!
Sorry Virginia, I made a mistake, it was cinnamomea 'Plena', not carolina. There is a lots of it growing in a hedgerow where a cottage was until 1900, Patricia helped me identify it last year. If the import/export rules were different I could send you "any amount" of this rose!

http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.46690.2&tab=1
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Reply #3 of 38 posted 11 MAR 17 by Give me caffeine
"Needless to say it has been rustled!"

Are you saying there was a rustle in the bushes?
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Reply #4 of 38 posted 11 MAR 17 by Andrew from Dolton
There was a certain amount of rustling bushes involved and a covert night time operation as the whole area is a nature reserve.
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Reply #5 of 38 posted 11 MAR 17 by Give me caffeine
You'd better hope MI5 doesn't have this site under surveillance. ;)
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Reply #11 of 38 posted 30 MAY by Andrew from Dolton
The rose is flowering now, every shoot carries buds. I think it is 'Manettii' but the description says "thornless or almost" and this is very prickly.
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Reply #12 of 38 posted 30 MAY by scvirginia
I can't tell from just the one photo, but do you think it could be 'De la Grifferaie'?

Just a thought,
Virginia
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Reply #13 of 38 posted 30 MAY by Andrew from Dolton
Thank you Virginia, I'll take more pictures at the weekend when more of the flowers are out, it is very free flowering.

Best wishes, Andrew.
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Reply #14 of 38 posted 12 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Here is a picture of the whole plant, it had all flopped over and I had to stake it up so it looks a bit strange whilst the shoots turn around toward the light.
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Reply #15 of 38 posted 12 days ago by scvirginia
The stakes make it look like a HP, but could it be a climber if it's that floppy?

The flowers are really beautiful, but too double, I think, for 'Manetti'? Is the color closer to the magenta in the photo of the one bloom above, or more of the mid-pink in the whole plant photo? Lighting, flowers and cameras don't always tell the whole truth... Since she's prickly, I'm wondering about 'Climbing Caroline Testout', or even 'Climbing American Beauty'... I don't think you've mentioned fragrance?

Virginia
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Reply #16 of 38 posted 12 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Hello Virginia,

The blooms just above my satellite dish are very typical, if anything they are a stronger pink than in the picture (almost 'Z├ęphirine Drouhin' pink) with distinctive paler backs to the petals and they fade as they age making more of a contrast between new and older flowers.
It could possibly be a climber. Every leaf node produced a shoot with flower buds, not just on the stems that bent over but on the shorter upright ones as well.
The cottage was abandoned by the first world war so I imagine it would have had to have been bred before 1900. The people living there would not ever have gone to a nursery and bought a plant or even have had one given to them. They would have been very poor and Dye Cottage would have been, and still is to some extent, very remote. The rose sends up suckers around its base and this is how they would have acquired it.
The flowers are mildly scented. I will post a more detailed picture when it's light tomorrow.

Best wishes, Andrew

edit. The sepals are long and twisted together
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Reply #17 of 38 posted 11 days ago by Patricia Routley
"Dye Cottage" is a very lovely find, Andrew.
The leaves, long sepals, and suckering remind me of the Australian foundling "Mrs. Something". However, I believe it is not the same because
"Dye Cottage" does not have enough petals, is only mildly scented, and does not have the mass of balling buds at the tip of the canes.
I agree with Virginia, it is not Manetti (either the U.S. or Australian versions)
I suspect it is not 'Mme. Caroline Testout' because I am not seeing the center ball of petals evident in Testout and the leaf seems different.
I don't have 'de la Grifferaie' but you might like to have a look at the 2011 reference for that rose. A photo of the stipule will definitely confirm if it is, or isn't ''De la Grifferaie'.

In the meantime, if there is still a bud to photograph, a side-on shot will help.
Watch the bush for any hip set.
The signature for "Dye Cottage" seems to be that every leaf node produces a flower.
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Reply #18 of 38 posted 10 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Thank you Patricia, how exciting.
It is definitely not 'de la Grifferaie', the older blooms do go paler but not to that extent and I can not see much multiflora in it if at all. The sepals are wrong for 'Mrs Something' and it does not have such sophisticated shape as Testout and I'm pretty sure it will only flower once. Yes, producing a flower at every node is one of its most distinctive features. I still think it looks like 'Manettii' , although I have never seen that growing in the U.K., if it was commonly used as a rootstock here I would have thought it would have been more well known or it would be more common as a found rose.
I have to say how disappointed I am in my fellow British countrymen. We are supposed to have some of the world's best gardens, we are passionate gardeners, we even have a rose as our national flower! Yet our contribution to this website is very tardy at best. In Australia, for example, you have a population of less than London yet you manage to find dozens of incredibly interesting found roses. In two years and just minutes walk away I have found five roses. so over the country as a whole there must be hundreds awaiting discovery if only people bothered and spent a little time and effort.
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Reply #19 of 38 posted 10 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Buds.
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Reply #24 of 38 posted 10 days ago by scvirginia
Patricia, can this discussion be moved to the comments section for the new rose record? And, regardless of whether the discussion can be moved, shouldn't the photos be reassigned?

How to proceed?

Thanks,
Virginia
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Reply #20 of 38 posted 10 days ago by scvirginia
I guess the color is too blue-ish for either of the roses I named. Also, they do rebloom, and I'm not sure yours does?

I think Patricia's right, that "Dye Cottage" (or whatever foundling name you'd prefer) should have its own page, so that it can easily be found, and I think (maybe?) that she can move this discussion to the comments section of the new page?

Speaking of the cottage, was this rose planted near the building... as in, could it have been a climber growing on the cottage?

It's certainly a lovely thing, but that doesn't rule out the possibility that it could be a chance seedling. Still, if it suckers a bit, that could explain how a named cultivar might have ended up in the garden of folks without money for plants. That really makes more sense than the leftover rootstock theory, since that implies that someone purchased a grafted plant at some point.

It's a lovely find.

Virginia
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Reply #21 of 38 posted 10 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Thank you Virginia. I'll try and get time to post some more pictures this evening. I might even walk down to the river and take a better picture of Dye Cottage, the rose must have grown for almost a hundred years in dense woodland and probably didn't flower for decades. It was near enough the house to have been climbing on the wall, actually near the front door. Just 100M away across the stream is an old derelict mill. I found 'Paul Ricault' growing there and also a rambler that at first I thought was 'Turner's Crimson', but it is not that. It looks like 'Excelas' but the flowers are bigger and darker. I'll post pictures of that too.
It would be great if 'Dye Cottage Rose' could have its own study page, thank you for that.
It grew those canes all last year but only flowered on them this spring so I am making a bit of a guess about it being once flowering. There are masses of new shoots coming from the base but none from anywhere else except to produce a flower. It could too have been spread around by cuttings too, 'Paul Ricault' and the rambler rose struck very easily.
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Reply #22 of 38 posted 10 days ago by scvirginia
You can post your photos here:
http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.81504.0

Please look it over to see what I've omitted or gotten wrong. If you know more about the cottage itself that might be helpful. You said it was abandoned before WW!, so I gave the date as before 1914, but if you know that it was abandoned well before that...

I don't know if I can move this discussion, but I'll give it a try...

ETA: No, I don't think I can move it.

Virginia
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Reply #23 of 38 posted 10 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
That's great Virginia, thank you.
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Reply #25 of 38 posted 10 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
I've posted pictures on the "Dye Cottage Rose" study profile.
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Reply #26 of 38 posted 10 days ago by Marlorena
Hi Andrew,

Just wanted to say what a gorgeous rose you found there, and if I might take a guess as to its identity, what struck me when I first saw it was that it looked like a Bourbon rose, and the one closest to it, I think, is 'Bourbon Queen'.... have you considered that at all?... let me know what you or Virginia think about it...

Hi Virginia, hope you're doing o.k. nice to 'see' you here again..
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Reply #27 of 38 posted 10 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Hello Marlorena,

I was just thinking today when I was taking the pictures that the stems were like 'Boule de Neige' and yes I think you are right it is very similar to Bourbon Queen', look at this picture from orsola, http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.203435
Well that solved that little mystery, thank you.
Are you enjoying this warm sunny weather? My roses, and garden in general, have never looked healthier!

Andrew.

Ps. my comments above about the British and roses wasn't aimed at you.
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Reply #33 of 38 posted 9 days ago by Marlorena
Hi again Andrew, nice to talk to you, I'm so thrilled about your found rose, and such a romantic and historical location to find it.

I'm also pleased that you think my suggestion maybe close to the mark, and no problem about the British, I couldn't agree more, and I blame t.v. to some extent - gardening programmes now seem terrified to mention roses, you wouldn't think anyone grew them here if your only source was television... they even get a scant mention on the Chelsea Flower Show... It's all about landscaping today I think...

Incidentally, we all grew up in a Cob cottage back in the 50's/60's.. still standing today... most of my family lived there from 1904-1960's... all rather quaint and old worldly...

Yes great year for roses, one of the best I've had.... not much rain about either to spoil the effects...
Enjoy your roses today Andrew, talk again soon..
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Reply #31 of 38 posted 9 days ago by scvirginia
Marlorena, you are very clever to see the resemblance to 'Bourbon Queen'.

I was looking at 'Champion of the World' as a possibility, but it is thornless, apparently, so no go there. I hadn't thought of 'Bourbon Queen', though. It is described as having a strong, sweet fragrance, but we all know that fragrance is variable, as is our ability to perceive it, so that's hardly a deal-breaker.

Hope your summer garden is all abloom,
Virginia
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Reply #34 of 38 posted 9 days ago by Marlorena
Hi Virginia... thanks so much, I'm delighted you think I was on the right track..

Roses in full bloom here, I'm almost swamped but I rather like it that way... I hope all is blooming in SC...we miss you at the other place... take care, talk again soon..
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Reply #28 of 38 posted 10 days ago by Patricia Routley
Thank you Virginia. The new page for "Dye Cottage Rose" looks good. Andrew, are you happy with the word Rose? I am thinking if there may be another rose found at Dye Cottage later on.
I have tried to move a photo out of this comment and into "Dye Cottage Rose". It was the initial one of the old cottage in the forest.
However, there is a problem which Admin has not quite got to as yet.

(ADMIN - You need to add that image type (eg bloom, leaves, hips) to photos added to comments.)

So...Andrew, I thnk it best if you just re-add your wonderful photos in this comment, direct into "Dye Cottage Rose".
I won't copy and paste all the comments, (thinking here of the doubling up of HelpMeFind's data) but will glean them for pertinent points and add material to "Dye Cottage Rose".
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Reply #29 of 38 posted 10 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Thanks so much Patricia, yes just "Dye Cottage" is fine. However I think Marlorena might have solved the identity as 'Bourbon Queen'.
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Reply #30 of 38 posted 10 days ago by Patricia Routley
I will respond further in "Dye Cottage Rose".
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Reply #32 of 38 posted 9 days ago by scvirginia
Thanks, Patricia- I'd thought that the problem with being able to reassign photos had been fixed, but apparently not. I didn't try it myself, but assume that if you can't, I can't.

Please feel free to "flesh out" the skeleton of the record.

Virginia
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Reply #35 of 38 posted 9 days ago by HMF Admin
Hi Virginia,

The plant photo tab will now include photos which do not have any image type designation but they should be edited to include the appropriate image type attributes.
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Reply #36 of 38 posted 9 days ago by scvirginia
Thanks- I've moved the photos, and designated the image types.

Virginia
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Reply #37 of 38 posted 9 days ago by HMF Admin
Thank you for your participation, and patience, on HMF.
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Reply #38 of 38 posted 9 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Thank you Virginia and Patricia from me as well.
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Initial post 9 MAY by Give me caffeine
Just got to sniff one of these for the first time today. Incredible scent. I think I may have to do what Billy does, and grow it together with 'Mister Lincoln' and 'Oklahoma' just for fun. I only have the former at the moment, but have been meaning to get the latter anyway.
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 24 MAY by Just-one-more-rose
Hi, just wondering if you ended up getting the others, and how you find the scents compare to each other? For reds I have Oklahoma, Jubile Papa Meilland and Fragrant Charm (Duftzauber) - they are not in bloom yet (it's spring here) but I do recall the fragrance of Oklahoma from before, and it was divine. I have been thinking of adding the original Papa Meilland, and / or Mister Lincoln, but haven't decided yet. Any comments on fragrance would be appreciated (Fragrance plays a big part in my decision-making :-) I've got very limited space, 10 (x 10 gallon / 45 litres) containers fit on my balcony, so I need to be very picky). Thank you
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 25 MAY by Give me caffeine
No, I don't have all three yet. At the moment I only have Lincoln.

Re scent: a problem here is that, since I don't have all three side by side, any comparisons have to rely on memory and may also be affected by growing conditions, weather, etc.

However, for what it's worth: all of three of them are utterly scrumptious. I distinctly remember Oklahoma's scent as being "darker" and earthier than Lincoln, if you will excuse the synaesthesia, but in a totally good way. Lincoln, although still very rich, felt a bit lighter and maybe fruitier.

My Lincoln isn't out at the moment, so I couldn't do a direct comparison the same day as Papa Meilland, but the latter didn't smell quite like what my memory says Lincoln smells like. I remember thinking it was different, but I couldn't say exactly how at the moment. This is one reason why I'd like to try all three under the same conditions.

Lincoln is very vigorous, and tends to head for the sky like a rocket. I've heard that Oklahoma is a bit more restrained, and Meilland even more so. Meilland's colour is closer to Lincoln than to Oklahoma.
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 13 days ago by Just-one-more-rose
For some reason I didn't get a notification of your response, and just happened to be checking out Papa M again today, and saw your answer :-) Thanks for your detailed descriptions - I don't mind the synaesthesia at all (I did have to look up what synaesthesia meant though ;-) ) My Fragrant Charm is shooting up and has a couple of blooms already, but my Oklahoma has made only 1 or 2 new canes and not even a single bud yet <sigh> I had put it down to some sawfly issues that she had a few weeks ago, and a bit of thrips now, but maybe, as you say, she is just restrained. But I do love that fragrance, so I'm not giving up yet.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 12 days ago by Give me caffeine
I think Oklahoma has the best scent out of the three, but they're all delicious.
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 12 days ago by Just-one-more-rose
Thank you!
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Initial post 4 JUN by JasonSims1984
I bet this would be an excellent rose to hybridize with. I mean, it's a tetraploid, so it's fully compatible with modern HTs. So basically, this rose could be a good scaffold for a more formal flower. I could imagine a cross with Mr. Lincoln to give it better disease resistance. It has all of the basic genetics for rebloom and good foliage, and the flower form is nice and simple. It probably carries genes for damask fragrance.
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 13 days ago by Give me caffeine
Mr. Lincoln doesn't have particularly good resistance to disease. It survives defoliation because of its inherent vigour, but it's not resistant as such.
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Reply #3 of 6 posted 13 days ago by JasonSims1984
Oh, yeah, when I say "give it better disease resistance" I'm referring to improving Mr. Lincoln. I think Portlandica and Autumn Damask could be kind of a good fallback point for creating better hybrid teas. I also think that some species roses would be a good idea to add back into the rose gene pool to get better disease resistance and vigor. Rugosa, bracteata, moschata, and fedtschenkoana are all really good.
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 12 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
'Duchess of Portland' gets blackspot very badly.
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Reply #6 of 6 posted 12 days ago by Give me caffeine
Aha. Yes that makes sense. :)
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Reply #2 of 6 posted 13 days ago by Plazbo
If going for red, Roundelay would probably be a better option than Mr Lincoln
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 13 days ago by JasonSims1984
What do you think about Dark Desire by Kordes? I have heard a lot of good things about its disease resistance.
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