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'Elina ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 48-839
most recent 18 OCT 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 18 OCT 10 by John Moody
I love my Elina bush that is now about 7 years old and continues to grow vigorously and in great health. The blooms are so large and lovely and the form has improved since it was three years old and they continue to be fragrant as well. They make great cut flowers too.
Just two weeks ago I have a new basal cane that had two new Elina roses that bloomed a deep golden yellow with the same size, form, and perfume of normal lighter creamy yellow Elina bloom just in this very beautiful deep golden yellow color. I am going to watch this basal cane close and hope it blooms again with the same color and is stable and maybe it will be a reliable color sport of Elina that others will enjoy. Keeping my fingers crossed.
John
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Discussion id : 44-146
most recent 24 APR 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 APR 10 by newtie
Here in the lower half of zone 8, in humid and hot Southern Mississippi this rose performs as well or better than any of the 100+ roses in my garden. It should be considered to be among the best hybrid Teas available today. It is extremely vigorous, well clothed with healthy foliage, and I have never had to spray it during the growing season in the three years it has been in my garden. The long stems make it excellent for cutting. It one of a very few hybrid teas that make good landscape plants because of its healthy foliage. After three years it is 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. The only reason I can think of for anyone not liking this rose is because they don't like the rather stiff and formal hybrid tea bloom compare to the less formal bloom of old garden roses. In summary, and in my personal opinion, Elina could fairly be considered to be the best hybrid tea introduced to date.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 24 APR 10 by HMF Admin
Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Now get your camera out !

Thanks again.
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Discussion id : 30-069
most recent 30 AUG 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 30 AUG 08 by Kiwirose
I believe the size given for Elina is rather under-estimated. Despite fairly hard pruning, mine was at least 5' high at the beginning of the season and reached the eaves of the single-story house by the end of summer. It was definitely a 'shrub' in the garden rather than a 'rose bush'.
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Discussion id : 12-594
most recent 9 JUN 06 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 JUN 06 by Unregistered Guest

i saw  ELINA today at Regan's Nursery in SFO Bay area. IT was very nice indeed! The yellow


is soft and the shape issomewhat like a water lily!

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