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Discussion id : 95-938
most recent 18 NOV HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 18 NOV by Andrew from Dolton
Do the "blue" genes in roses all come from 'Tuscany' ? Is this where the dark purplish-blue colour in roses originates. Is that where these tiny traces of delphinidin could be coming from? You can see it in old hybrids like 'Russelliana'. If 'Erinnerung an Brod' was the grandparent of the so called "blue" roses like 'Mainzer Fastnacht' or 'Neptune', these types of rose all seem to have one thing in common, a very strong sweet fragrance. Any suggestions you may have on this subject would be very much appreciated.
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Discussion id : 74-742
most recent 27 OCT 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 25 OCT 13 by Jay-Jay
Does any-one know what makes this rose vary in colour from year to year?
In 2010 it was very dark purple, but this year its colour was brighter and leaned more towards pinkish-mauve.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 27 OCT 13 by Rupert, Kim L.
Hi Jay Jay, temperatures, nutrient levels (iron and probably others), intensity of light can all alter the colors of roses, particularly dark reddish-purple ones, greatly. When I could get the purple Gallicas to flower here, they were usually pale and rather pink. Reine des Violettes is notorious for pinkish flowers instead of the expected violet ones. The only way I could achieve them was to heavily apply iron, keep it very wet and grow the plant in partial shade. Otherwise it was always pink here.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 27 OCT 13 by Jay-Jay
Thank You Kim, over here it was a strange year with an extended winter and a very dry summer, so lack of essential elements and water might be an option.
We'll see what next season will bring. Best regards from Annie too!
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Discussion id : 68-147
most recent 11 NOV 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 NOV 12 by Jay-Jay
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 11 NOV 12 by jedmar
Thank you!
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Discussion id : 65-709
most recent 11 JUL 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 JUL 12 by Jay-Jay
I noticed that the leaves have a strong spicey scent too when you crush them!
I first posted this comment (on 8 may 10) at Officinalis, but it proved to be Tuscany, so I removed that post.
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