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most recent 18 JUL SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
I have read about a climbing version of Gruss An Coburg, with identical blooming and scent habit, but I couldn't find it in any catalogue. Does it really exist?
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 10 MAR 04 by Unregistered Guest
Gruss An Conburg Climbing does really exist. I found it on the catalogue by NINO SANREMO, Italy. Grouth: 4 meters. Fragrance: strong. Repeting: very good for a climber, even if not so abundant like the bush variety after the great spring blooming.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 18 JUL by perpetua
Fabien Ducher(France) has it too.
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Initial post 8 JUL by perpetua
I actually like the name!And I love the rose.Great bloomer in my garden,but I have decided it needs minimal fertilizing.(just like Rosanna,for instance).I fed it high potassium and it responded by shooting awkwardly long and weird canes that gave the bush a messy appearance.I'll try using a weaker fertilizer in the future.
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most recent 23 JUN SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 14 JUN by perpetua
how can such a tiny young plant produce such big gorgeous blooms?I'm new to gallicas and the more I see of them,the harder I fall in love!I'm just a tad worried that I won't prune them nicely,but I hope to improve with time.duchesse d'orient will definitely be on my next rose order.
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 23 JUN by Alma
Did you notice, that Duchesse d'Orient is no Gallica? It is sold as a Gallica but probably a Portland Rose.
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Reply #2 of 6 posted 23 JUN by perpetua
No,I hadn't noticed.I'm very new to Gallicas(and to roses in general,only 5 yrs experience),but I love my Portlands;I grow Jacques Cartier,Yolande D'Aragon,Sidonie,Indigo and Comte de Chambord and I adore them all.I'm planning to buy Pergolese and Glendora,Duchesse de Rohan,maybe also Arthur de Sansal this fall.I'm afraid I couldn't for the life of me tell which rose family a plant belongs to.My knowledge and my tastes remain quite rudimentary.With a few exceptions,I'm fairly disappointed with my modern roses;I plan to replace them with old ones.Climbers,again with a few notable exceptions,have been driving me crazy,as I still struggle to give them an appropriate shape(and fail miserably most of the times).Moss roses intrigue me,even though I grow only Salet,which I absolutely adore.Will definitely be buying some Mosses too this fall(william lobb,soupert et notting,henri martin,mme louis leveque)
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Reply #3 of 6 posted 23 JUN by Andrew from Dolton
'Duchesse d'Orient' has little hooked prickles as most portlands do and leaves growing close to the flowers very much like your 'Jaques Cartier' does. If you like gallicas I can give you suckers of 'Rosa Mundi', Officinalis', 'Charles de Mills' and 'Camieux' if you would like. There is a wonderful book called ROSA GALLICA by Suzanne Verrier it can be bought cheaply second hand on Amazon, it will make you want to grow them even more...
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 23 JUN by perpetua
Yes,Jacques does have leaves very close to the flowers!Thank you so much for the offer,but I think I'll start with grafted ones and then have fun making my own cuttings.So far I have managed to root 3 Gruss an Coburg puny cuttings,one Grace and in late April,an Ingrid Bergman red new sprout that I had accidentally broken off.I believe Ingrid has taken root because I've noticed red leaves under the bottle.I'm a bit scared to lift the bottle to know for sure.Thank you so much for the book recommendation,I can use any help I can get with gallicas.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 23 JUN by Nastarana
Why is the name shown in quotes? Was this a found rose? I agree it looks like a Portland, as witness the drooping, soft leaves.
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Reply #6 of 6 posted 23 JUN by Patricia Routley
"Double quotes" is the international signal for a found rose. 'Single quotes', or none, denotes a bred and named rose.
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Initial post 14 JUN by perpetua
except for charles(planted it this spring,not doing very well)and rosa gallica,they're all on my wishlist!
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