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Elizabethspetals
most recent 12 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 12 MAR by Elizabethspetals
Has grown to 3 x 5F at 3 years. Beautiful blooms that make good cut flowers. No powdery mildew in a place where PM is my main problem. Nice, healthy bush, with lovely, creamy, petal packed blooms. It reminds me of an Austin. No weak necks here!
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most recent 11 MAR SHOW ALL
 
Reply #1 of 6 posted 22 DEC by Elizabethspetals
Hello,
I’m in So CA, just north of San Diego. My Princess Charlene de Monaco does just fine here as long as I give it plenty of water. The blooms do fade in the sun, but I cut mine for indoors most often, so that’s not an issue for me. I’ll warn you though, this rose shot up to 12 feet tall in 10 months. I bent most of her canes and attached them to trellises on either sides of the bush. This produced nice long, straight, laterals, each with a perfect bloom at the end. This rose is an arrangers dream! Nice long, straight, strong stems and beautiful blooms that last. The scent is unique and one of my favorites. I like it so much, I’m considering purchasing a second one!
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Reply #2 of 6 posted 25 DEC by mamabotanica
That is incredibly helpful to know! Good thing I now won't plant it in a spot for a 3.5 ft tall rose. Wonder if it would do ok twining around an obelisk?
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Reply #3 of 6 posted 31 JAN by Elizabethspetals
Maybe, if you start early enough.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 10 MAR by Lavenderlace
Lisa, have you heard of this extreme height anywhere else or is she just particularly happy with your soil and conditions? I have some coming and can't figure out where to put them! Better for full sun or can she take some shade? Is she picky about the soil? Thanks!
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 10 MAR by Elizabethspetals
Hi lav! I’ve heard reports of over 7F tall in zone 7. Others have just said “mine is super tall, too!” If you don’t get any winter dieback, then I would think she’d get tall. She’s pretty narrow, though. My soil is alkaline clay, but my PCDM’s are grafted on Dr. Huey. I’d like to try one ownroot, and see if that might shorten her a bit. I do love her! You can’t find a better rose for cutting, IMO. Lisa
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Reply #6 of 6 posted 10 MAR by Elizabethspetals
Oh, and mine are in full sun, so I’m not sure about shade tolerance.
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Reply #7 of 6 posted 11 MAR by Lavenderlace
Thanks so much Lisa! It is your gorgeous bouquets that inspired me to get them!
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most recent 10 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 MAR by Elizabethspetals
Beautiful Jay-Jay! I’m considering purchasing this one. How do you think it would do in my So California heat? I’m interested in it for its long blooming period and short, nonclimbing habit. I could provide it with afternoon shade, by planting it in front of my Annie Laurie McDowell rose, but I’m wondering if that would affect Durandii’s blooming. Thanks, Elizabeth
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 MAR by Jay-Jay
Hi,
I can't comment on how it would behave in Your region/climate.
It is a climber and wouldn't call it short, but doesn't grasp the normal way. It needs support of some kind and partially tied to anything that climbs or supports.
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most recent 10 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 MAR by Elizabethspetals
Beautiful! Very vibrant color!
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