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'Crown Princess Margareta ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 112-113
most recent 6 days ago HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 days ago by jeffbee
the fragrance is very good (strong). To me it smells like sweet strawberry wine(does it exist? haha) tasty~
the form is not very well-formed(comparing to the delicate Golden celebration/Jubilee celebration blossoms), the color is light apricot-white. which personally I do not like as it looks old(antique? obsolete?)
the branches is more upright than some other austins, but still nods a little bit.
Mine died from spider mites and black spots 3 years ago....
Discussion id : 104-298
most recent 12 AUG HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 AUG by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
For comparison of this rose vs. other orange roses as own-roots regarding scents & water-requirement, see link:
Reply #1 of 2 posted 11 AUG by Patricia Routley
HelpMeFind works best when comments on one rose, appear in that rose's file.
When you are mentioning more than one rose, perhaps it might be better placed in your Garden's Comments. That way it will still appear for public knowledge, but people who are searching for information specifically on other roses, will not have to plough too much to find what they need.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 12 AUG by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thanks for that tip. I moved the info. to my garden's comments.
Discussion id : 100-911
most recent 17 JUN 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 JUN 17 by Badger Rose
This rose came back very strongly from winter after its first season. I only got one or two roses from it last year but this spring it has offered me dozens of pale, pretty blooms. The color is a bit subtle for me by itself, but when neighbor Dark Desire (whose color by itself is also kind of bland but in the opposite way) started blooming I really loved the combination. (WI, zone 5a)
Reply #1 of 2 posted 16 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Mine was the same own-root, really stingy the 1st year. Then an English rosarian told me to give it more potassium .. second year it's an explosion of blooms for spring flush. Now for spring flush I use NPK 10-20-40, plus blood meal & gypsum, since zone 5a prunes roses short.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 17 JUN 17 by Badger Rose
Great! Thanks for the info! As a novice I appreciate the advice.
Discussion id : 21-561
most recent 8 JUN 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 SEP 07 by wordycat
I bought this rose in the January this year and put it in a pot to see if I liked the color, I do and would like to put it in the ground this year. Does anyone know how big it grows? It appears to want to grow big and climb. I'm in zone 7, Northern Ca. Any advice would be appreciated.
Reply #1 of 7 posted 12 MAY 08 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
It has been in the ground for about a year in my Zone 10 garden. Nice spreading habit, unlike other Austins around here that want to go straight up and bloom once at the top of one giant cane. Kind of a floppy habit actually, which I like. But the claim that the "average bloom" is 4" in diameter is wishful thinking. More like 3.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 19 DEC 08 by Jeff Britt
Mine has been in the ground for 2 years, also in Zone 10. The first year it moped a bit, but has begun to send up some big new canes this year. Next year, I expect it will really take off. The flowers are lovely -- a true orange in the cool spring weather -- full of petals, but no way are they 4 inches. Three inches seems reasonable. The new growth is a lovely coppery bronze and looks great with the flowers. Rebloom has been very good indeed, but until a good scaffolding of larger canes are in place, I don't think I'm going to see the plant covered in flowers all at once. Instead, I have had to content myself with nearly continuous flowers, but only a few at a time. That is NOT a complaint.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 8 JUN 17 by mamabotanica
How did she do in hot zone 10 summer? And how big has she gotten? I'm also in zone 10 and love this rose.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 8 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Even in my zone 5a with winter-kill & plus I prune CPM below my knees early spring: As own-root CPM is a giant here and occupies at least 6 feet wide space, and throw 7 feet canes in late fall. Double the dimension and you'll get the space needed for warm zone with no winter-kill.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 8 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I also grow Lady of Shalott (on sale for $12 this June-week at Roses Unlimited). Lady of Shalott occupies much less space than CPM. CPM tends to fade to light yellow in hot sun, but Lady of Shalott retains its intense copper-orange, even in hot weather. Carding Mill is even smaller & compact as own-root, and it has this glorious copper/pink hue. Carding Mill is the most suitable for hot & dry weather, Lady of Shalott needs tons of rain to bloom well. My Carding Mill is like a mini-rose, 1 ' x 1' as own-root, so it will be 2' x 2' for hot climate as own-root.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 8 JUN 17 by mamabotanica
I have carding mill. Got it as a 5 gallon from a local nursery, planted less than a month ago and it's already 2 x 2. I think it's going to get bigger here. I bought Lady of Shalott for my moms house (20 minutes away). Still hasn't flowered when my bare roots have been flowering for months. I bet it's not getting enough water. I'll let her know! It looks like I'm getting six roses from Roses unlimited.
Barbra Streisand (didn't even want a purple flowered rose but found a spot where I absolutely NEED her! :)
Bronze Star
Most I already had on my list but I'm going to have to figure out where to squeeze in Versigny and Bronze star.
Thanks for the tip!
Reply #7 of 7 posted 8 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Lady of Shalott gave me hell as 1st-year-own root, I kept moving it around 3 times since it failed to flower in the best potting soil & tons of acidic rain. It has those skinny & tiny leaves (typical of multiflora). That rose needs LOAMY and loose soil & SOLUBLE fertilizer, high in potassium & calcium, NPK 8-20-40, plus soluble gypsum. Lady of Shalott doesn't liked dense heavy clay, nor dense & wet peat moss in potting soil. Multiflora is a hairy cluster root, and can't handle dense soil like the woody-stick of Dr.Huey rootstock.

Second year Lady of Shalott finally produce buds, after I fed it well with MG-fertilizer, plus extra sulfate of potash & gypsum to pump out blooms. We are in a dry spell, 3 weeks of no rain, but it's pumping out blooms.

Congratulations on your choices. Versigny and Bronze star are best in pots (with Moisture-control-potting soil ... both are waterhogs and need a huge amount of SOLUBLE fertilizer to pump out the many petals in Versigny, and the large 7 inch. bloom of Bronze Star. Both will remain small as own-root as long as you keep NPK 8-20-40 to force it to bloom. I give NPK 20-20-20 for pots until they are big enough (like Miracid), then I switch to NPK 8-20-40 to control the size and to force more blooms. Gypsum (calcium sulfate) is given weekly to de-salt the salty chemicals, calcium is necessary to form leaves, stem, and flowers.
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