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'Clotilde Soupert' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 61-681
most recent 29 MAR 12 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 2 FEB 12 by kona
Fantastic rose for the South. Nicely clothed, 6wk bloom cycles and covers itself with blooms over a 1-2 wk cycle being longer in cool weather. Roots readily and is easily maintained as a compact 3ft dense bush. Hardy and very disease resistant (BS) no-spray. My bushes stay evergreen Z8B with blooms up until December this year. Very few thorns. Very fragrant.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 2 FEB 12 by Margaret Furness
We have a found rose which we've been told is this one. It balls in damp weather - does yours?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 4 FEB 12 by bungalow1056
Clotilde Soupert is fussy regarding excessive dampness or rain in my experience. She does have a tendency to ball. However, in drier weather and with good sun, she blooms beautifully in large quantity with dependable regularity and fantastic fragrance.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 29 MAR 12 by kona
Yes... here, in heavy rain of more than a day, the opening blooms will ball. But...there are so many buds that are yet to open over 2+ weeks that the bush is still full of blooms. I'd rather take the chance of rain with some balled blooms and have a very healthy compact rose. The last fall bloom cycle lasted 4 weeks here.
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Discussion id : 34-869
most recent 3 JUL 11 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 17 MAR 09 by Peter Miller
I found this rose in two different locations on my travels to fine old roses. One is not far from me on a big lax bush growing in front of an abandoned Victorian house in Corinth, GA a one stop sign town west of Newnan, GA.
The other one I found growing in the Oconee Hill Cemetery located in Athens, GA right next Samford stadium the home of the Georgia Bulldogs. That one is tall too and is next to a grave with the date 1904.
Took successful cuttings off both of them and have them growing in my yard with a plant from Vintage Gardens as well. It is a great rose for the South.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 JUL 11 by Margaret Furness
It has turned up in a couple of old gardens (zones 9 -10, dry summers) in Australia, too - a survivor rose, at least in hot areas.
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Discussion id : 47-659
most recent 26 AUG 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 AUG 10 by CynthiaH
This balled for me all the time. In the 9 years I grew it I maybe had 5 real blooms (not brown balls). After observing the rose for some time, my husband asked me what that "interesting" flower was. He thought the brown balls were the true form. I mail ordered it from ARE when I was a newbie in the early 90s and there was no internet yet to research what's good to grow in my zone which 9b/Sunset 19 in SFV in So Cal.
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Discussion id : 11-982
most recent 4 MAR 08 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 24 APR 06 by Unregistered Guest
I have had this rose for two years. It blooms non stop through Fall. And what a magnificent fragrance. A very prolific rose! If it gets too much sun, it will be bleached white. I personally prefer the soft blush pink color so I provide some afternoon shade. Tends to ball in rainy/foggy weather but produces so much, I wouldn't want to be without it...
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 4 MAR 08 by Chris
what zone are you in? ddi you only have it for 2 years? chris in ct.
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