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Cori Ann - Norcal hot and dry 9b
most recent 26 JAN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 JAN by Cori Ann - Norcal hot and dry 9b
Couple of tidbits for those interested: Delbard lists this as a floribunda, not a shrub or hybrid tea. The breeder code is DELpabra. It is VERY fragrant and VERY dry heat tolerant in my yard. Also very fast growing and generous blooming.
most recent 17 JAN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 JAN by Cori Ann - Norcal hot and dry 9b
After almost a year, my “Hubner Plot / Rubens” band, bought from the Sacramento Cemetery, got to be about 8 feet tall with several thick canes. Also... it has a habit like a climber. Meaning there’s obvious main canes and laterals, it drapes well, reaches for the sky, is a vigorous grower, and seems to be trainable. I have noticed how fast it’s growing compared to other new bands all year, but after really inspecting it while pruning, I decided I’m definitely going to grow it as a climber.

Curious if anyone else is trying that... and if it is a climber, does that change the ideas about ID?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 17 JAN by Patricia Routley
It may well do......

Talk to people about tracing back the PROVENANCE of the mother plant from which the Sacramento plants came from.
Jeri has said ..... "I don't honestly know what clone the Sacramento City Cemetery is selling (they had a Rubens, so I don't know if they kept Hubner). But the PLANTS they're selling are vigorous as all getout."

It seems unlikely that that the wind blew the labels out of all the pots, so it gets back to the mother plant.
most recent 31 DEC SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 DEC by Elizabethspetals
Hi Cori Ann,
How large is Homer for you by now? I’m still very interested in getting it and thought maybe by now you might have a little more thoughts on Homere’s eventual size and shape. I know he will love my hot and dry garden, thanks to you. Thanks, Lisa
Reply #1 of 4 posted 26 DEC by Cori Ann - Norcal hot and dry 9b
Hi Lisa. It has only been in my yard for about a year or so, so I wouldn’t be able to accurately say how big it may get, but mine is about 3-4 feet by 3-4 feet so far. It has been almost constantly in bloom for me. :-)
Reply #2 of 4 posted 26 DEC by Margaret Furness
According to the Tea Rose book (which quoted the Rose Annual of 1940) in favourable conditions it can grow huge in time.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 26 DEC by Andrew from Dolton
There are pictures that Patricia posted of it growing right up the side of Staplefield church, just like a climber.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 31 DEC by Elizabethspetals
Thanks, that is quite huge! Larger than what I have space for. Back to the drawing board!
most recent 6 NOV HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 NOV by Cori Ann - Norcal hot and dry 9b
Hi Two Dog Mom! Beautiful photos of Kaiserin Friedrich. Could you please tell me if you bought your rose from Rogue Valley Roses? Are you growing it as a climber? I’m very interested in acquiring it, as I am in a hot and dry part of NorCal as well. Thank you!
Reply #1 of 2 posted 5 NOV by TwoDogMom
Hi Cori Ann,
This came from Greenmantle Nursery in Garberville, CA.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 NOV by Cori Ann - Norcal hot and dry 9b
Oh that’s wonderful! Thank you so much for responding. I will check with Greenmantle to see if it will be available for the upcoming shipment season. It’s a beautiful rose and a rarity! Thank you again for responding. :-)
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