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'Hermosa' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 85-449
most recent 30 MAY 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 30 MAY 15 by mtspace
This is not, perhaps, the first rose one would plant if one intended to win an exhibition. Nor is it a rose just for creating a wild patch of color in the garden. Rather, it is a solid rose that looks good as a shrub in the garden through much of the year, and produces a few roses in late spring and summer. It's never garish or awkward for most of the same reasons that it often fails to wow.

Grown in the mountains of Arizona (USDA zone 7b) it is just about evergreen, losing its leaves (sometimes) late in November and leafing out by March. It's never been bothered by disease. Nor is it bothered much by late spring freezes down to, say 20F that demolish most hybrid tea roses here. While it is never covered in blossoms as, say, the best noisettes or polyanthas it does bear them in decent quantities. They have a pretty form being deeply cupped and slightly scrolled at the edges. Foliage is a solid dark green that sets off the flowers perfectly. It is very nicely branched, and of a good scale growing to about six feet. It is happy with not much more than six hours of sunlight.

The beauties of Hermosa are subtle, but they are profound. It pleases like a pair of very comfortable shoes. Mine are own-root roses from Antique Rose Emporium, planted six years ago.
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Discussion id : 73-290
most recent 29 JUL 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 JUL 13 by anonymous-4861746
Available from - Pickering Nurseries
-- listed as a Chinensis, not as a Bourbon
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 JUL 13 by jedmar
Pickering is listed on the Buy From tab. References classify 'Hermosa' as Bourbon or China.
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Discussion id : 24-674
most recent 10 MAR 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 MAR 08 by Margaret Furness
BCD calls this Melanie (with an acute on the first e) Lemaire.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 MAR 08 by Cass
Thanks.
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