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most recent 29 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 OCT by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Nice to hear from you. Thank you.
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most recent 19 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 OCT by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Maria at Regan Nursery gives excellent and prompt customer service. Due to my cold zone 5a, I changed my orders a few times and Regan Nursery is always prompt and pleasant. A friend reported that she got the biggest bare-roots from Regan and they all do well through zone 5 winter.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 19 OCT by Regan Nursery
Thank you for your kind words.
Maria is a great part of our team and I appreciate you taking the time to send in your comment.
Marsha
Regan Nursery
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most recent 8 OCT SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 3 JUN 11 by Jay-Jay
The fragrance of this rose contains (in my opinion) Elder-blossom elements. In the whole a very interesting and nice medium to strong fragrance.
The flower however can better stay on the plant, because it has almost no vase-life.
My Mme. A. Carrière reached the height of almost 4 m. in less than two years. And that on a partially shaded spot!
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Reply #1 of 22 posted 1 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thanks for the info. I'm searching for a HUGE rose that is shade tolerant & fragrant to block out my new neighbor with a barking dog.
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Reply #2 of 22 posted 1 AUG 17 by Jay-Jay
I believe that no rose will do the trick for that purpose!
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Reply #3 of 22 posted 1 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I hope for once-bloomer & shade-tolerant & FRAGRANT & HUGE rose. I have 20+ trees around my yard to block, just this one gap that I want to put a rose in.
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Reply #4 of 22 posted 1 AUG 17 by Andrew from Dolton
Rosa canina?
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Reply #5 of 22 posted 1 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Andrew: Thank you, canina is HUGE, from 4 feet to 16 feet .. that's perfect.
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Reply #6 of 22 posted 2 AUG 17 by Margaret Furness
But, but, but. It's bird-spread, and is a declared pest plant in parts of Australia. And it's not all that fragrant. I think Andrew was making a joke re the name, not a serious suggestion.
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Reply #7 of 22 posted 2 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Margaret: Thanks, that got me laughing. Without Andrew, HMF would be utterly boring.
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Reply #8 of 22 posted 2 AUG 17 by Andrew from Dolton
I was indeed being facetious and Margaret very rightly points out that it is an aggressively invasive alien species in various locations around the world, beautiful though it is.
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Reply #9 of 22 posted 2 AUG 17 by Jay-Jay
If You must, You might try Scharlachglut, if You wouldn't mind the prickles... or Easlea's Golden Rambler, but that-one might develop bare legs. Why not Ghislaine de Féligonde (not very fragrant). Abraham Darby performs well in a (partial) shady spot, gets huge and is very fragrant. But as for the barking dog: Try talking to the neighbor.
And Rosa canina = Dog's Rose. (Canine)
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Reply #10 of 22 posted 2 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Jay-jay: Thank you for excellent tips. I had seen Abraham Darby (grafted) taller than my husband (he's 6 feet).
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Reply #11 of 22 posted 2 AUG 17 by Jay-Jay
I'm like that size and mine (A.D.) grafted is more than twice as large!
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Reply #12 of 22 posted 4 AUG 17 by Nastarana
"Jeremiah Pink" a found rose from High Country Roses has gotten huge in my yard, zone 5a, acid, heavy soil. It blooms once and the flowers are lovely, double pink with a touch of salmon, about 3" in dia. Makes a spectacular display in June. HCR calls it an alba, although the foliage is smaller, more rounded and more grassy green than the typical alba. Does tolerate in part shade in my yard. I think it is NOT "Banshee", but I suspect it might be identical with a rose found growing in Montana.
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Reply #13 of 22 posted 4 AUG 17 by Patricia Routley
Nastarana, did you mean to put your comment under 'Mme. Alfred Carriere' or "Jeremiah Pink"?
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Reply #16 of 22 posted 5 AUG 17 by Nastarana
My reply was to answer Straw about a possible candidate for her site.
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Reply #14 of 22 posted 4 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you, Nastarana for the info. on Jeremiah Pink. High Country roses is my favorite nursery, such nice folks. Will have to make my soil loamy & acidic for any alba rose. Sometimes I double-post my comment: one inside a discussion, then the same comment inside a specific rose.
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Reply #15 of 22 posted 4 AUG 17 by Andrew from Dolton
Rosa 'Alba Maxima' will grow well on dry chalky alkali soil.
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Reply #17 of 22 posted 5 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Question for anyone: Does Alba class has "wafting scent" like "musk" roses? Or do you have to stick your nose close to sniff? It's heaven to walk pass a rose and can smell the perfume in the air, or open the window at night to smell the scent drifting inside. That's magical. There are only 5 roses in my garden that can carry the scent in the air: Marie pavie, Marie Daly, Perle d'Or, Excellenz von Schubert (these are hybrid musk), and Mary Magdalene (Austin rose with a wafting Frankincense/myrrh scent) .. but these are small bushes. Does a larger bush carry a wafting scent further with more blooms?
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Reply #18 of 22 posted 8 OCT by Andrew from Dolton
It is like elder flower cordial.
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Reply #19 of 22 posted 8 OCT by Jay-Jay
What's cordial? I know some drink mixed (alcoholic) beverages in the UK with Elder Flower.
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Reply #20 of 22 posted 8 OCT by Andrew from Dolton
There is a very refreshing drink sometimes called elder flower champagne, very popular in Romania and called socata. You put in a bucket with some lemon juice and sugar then fill up with boiling water. Wait until it cools to luke warm then add the elder flowers and cover it. Stir the mixture every day and after (depending on how warm it is) three to five days you will start to see little bubbles forming. Strain the liquid and put in to 2 Litre plastic cola or other fizzy drink bottles. Then check every day and you will find the bottles become hard, because of all the gas. It is a very nice drink, served very cold it is just very mildly alcoholic even a child could drink it.
The cordial is a drink made by boiling the flowers in a lot of sugar. You would drink it by putting about 50ML in a half litre glass and filling the rest with water. It is very nice if you put the same amount of gin as cordial then fill the rest of the glass with tonic water and add a slice of lemon. It is divine drunk on a warm summer evening when the honeysuckle, elder flowers and of course the roses fill the air with the most magical fragrance.
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Reply #21 of 22 posted 8 OCT by Jay-Jay
We have a slightly different recipe for(champagne) Elderflower lemonade, but it is similarly made. Last year I added fragrant rose flowers to the mixture. And no, not pouring boiling water on the elder-flowers, but boiled water with dissolved sugar and lemon juice in it... and cooled down to 25°C. Or else You would kill the yeast living on the elder flowers.
Also a syrup can be made with lemons and lemon zest and can be drunk hot in winter and cold in the summer with bubble water or cold tap-water.
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Reply #22 of 22 posted 8 OCT by Andrew from Dolton
Oh yes, I had forgotten about the elderflowers and hot water, and I have now altered what I originally wrote. I have a cut leaved elder, f.laciniata, with Rosa arvensis and 'New Dawn' rambling through it. They all flower together and look really beautiful.
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Initial post 28 AUG 17 by Michael Garhart
I thought I early reviewed this one.

Good grower. A little tall for a floribunda, but okay. Lots of blooms. Great color, scent. It's pretty good.

Cons: I saw a lot of BS on it locally. Not really other diseases. Although with Crystalline in its immediate background, I worry about winter tenderness. Neptune was hammered into 2" nubs last winter, and its Zone 8b here, and Blueberry Hill was the same. Blackened canes to the ground. Which is too bad. They're gorgeous :[
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 28 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
You are right about Neptune .. almost buy that as own-root for my zone 5a, but after spending time checking, folks in zone 6b reported Neptune could not even survive 1st winter as own-root.
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Reply #2 of 6 posted 28 AUG 17 by Michael Garhart
Crystalline and Angel face lineages strike again. Notoriously tender critters.

Which is too bad, as Neptune is one of the most gorgeous roses to ever exist...
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Reply #3 of 6 posted 28 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Angel Face died in my zone 5a winter both as OWN-ROOT and Grafted-on-Dr.Huey. I don't miss it, not enough petals for my liking. I hope to buy Flying Kiss, a purple climber.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 29 AUG 17 by Michael Garhart
It's supposedly good. 'Golden Eye' is super hardy. 'Ebb Tide' is hardier than most mauves, although its obviously no zone 4 rose, but still much hardier than its kin.
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 29 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you. Got to look up "Golden Eye".
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Reply #6 of 6 posted 1 SEP by kgs
It's now September and Violet's Pride hasn't shown any BS or other disease whatsoever. It's a good climate (Sonoma County, CA) but some of my other plants have a touch of BS here and there--this one, nothing. Very pleased with this one.
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