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'Compassion ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 57-592
most recent 30 SEP 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 SEP 11 by The Satin Saint
I have had Compassion in my garden for about 20 years.
It was my first and only rose for many years, performing wonderfully blooming June to November every year. The scent here is not as strong as I would like, but it is a very reliable rose in my 5b zone garden.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 30 SEP 11 by Palustris
I agree that 'Compassion' is a great rose. I grow it in zone 6 and it took a few years to build up sufficiently to not be affected by the winter cold. It grows stiff and upright for me to about 6' with nice thick canes. The flowers are a spectacular blend of pinks to orange, are double, open fully to show a golden ring of stamens, and come in large sprays. 'Compassion' seems to loose very little foliage and is one of my best looking roses late in the season. The blooms come all summer. It is truly an outstanding rose.
Discussion id : 51-432
most recent 7 JAN 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 JAN 11 by fleurdavril59
Compassion repeats very often in my garden, and gives a lot of very nice and smelling roses. I planted it in a very big plant-tub (about 1,5mx0,80 m, and 0,80 m high) and that is not the best place to grow. it grows very big, thick and rigid, not easy to place.
flowers are wonderfull in arrangements, lasting several days.
colors are changing, if the weather is hot or not, but always very nice.
because of the plant tub, that is not perfect, it sometimes gets powdery mildew, but not too much, and only in end of september.
I absolutely recommand it highly !!!
Discussion id : 19-906
most recent 16 MAR 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 JUN 07 by blancablack
"The Uncommon Rose" a source for roses in Oregon has closed permanently. Please remove references to this as a source. Thank you.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 MAR 09 by Unregistered Guest
Now if you go to The Uncommon Rose's website as a retail purchaser you're directed to Rogue Valley Roses, so what The Uncommon Rose sold is now apparently available at Rogue Valley Roses.
Discussion id : 25-492
most recent 18 APR 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 APR 08 by Unregistered Guest
What kind/strength fragrance does the Compassion rose actually have? I live in Los Angeles, on the westside.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 17 APR 08 by Lyn G
You might want to take a look at the REFERENCES tab on the rose page for 'Compassion'. There are several sources mentioning the frangrance of the this rose.

Reply #2 of 4 posted 17 APR 08 by Unregistered Guest
Thanks for the references, but I am trying to get confirmation from people who have actual experience with Compassion.

I was considering another climbing rose, Rosarium Uetersen, which is described as having a strong fragrance, even on this website, but when I read the comments, the people who had actually planted this rose uniformly said there was no scent. I also bought a new David Austin rose, Janet, this winter which was described both by Jackson & Perkins and by the tag on the bare root plant, as having a potent tea rose scent, and unfortunately, at least the first two blooms have absolutely no scent which has been a very big disappointment to me.

So before planting Compassion I would like some confirmation about scent from people who have actual experience with it.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 17 APR 08 by Lyn G

Kim Rupert wrote an interesting article which we have in the HMF EZINE..Fragrance: "Much Ado About Nothing?". You can find it by doing a search of the EZINE articles by Kim Rupert. (Select the EZINE button to the left, then click AUTHORS and drop down to click Rupert's name,) It a short, but sweet article about scent in roses.

As for 'Compassion', I haven't grown it and cannot give you any person experience information about the rose. I hope others can.

Reply #4 of 4 posted 18 APR 08 by billy teabag
Compassion has a beautiful fragrance. To my nose, there are classic damask notes and strong, sweet citrus notes intermingled. Today the dominant scent is sweet and lemony. It's also very strong today but the intensity does vary.
I think of it as a very fragrant rose, so it's a surprise to sniff the blooms some days and find there's not much there at all.
It's healthy and very recurrent here.
Perth, Western Australia
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