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'Lord Penzance' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 105-616
most recent 25 OCT SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 16 SEP by Plazbo
While Rosa rubiginosa is said to have foliage that smells of green apples, Lord Penzance (at least to me, so far on new wood and juvenile leaves) smells more spearmint-ish, kind of toothpastey. Not unpleasant, just not apple like expected.
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 16 SEP by Andrew from Dolton
Perhaps some of the fragrance is influenced by Rosa foetida?
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 18 SEP by Plazbo
Possibly. I just found it interesting given many of the other R.rubiginosa hybrids with fragrant foliage are said to have the green apple scent so was not expecting the scent I'm getting from mine. Possibly getting an example of R.rubiginosa to compare with just to make sure it's not just me smelling LP weirdly.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 18 SEP by Andrew from Dolton
Rubiginosa smells at its best in cool damp still weather conditions. It is classified as a weed in many areas, Australia too. I have seedlings of it I collected from the wild and grew this year. If your import laws were not so strict I could send you some.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 25 OCT by Plazbo
It smells quite strongly from some distance away, it's just not green apples which is a little disappointing. It's blooms also seem to blow out in less than a day, not sure what to make of the plant really. Will need to compare it with some other hybrids and species examples (wish Magnifica was available in Australia)....was intending to experiment and use it as the basis of breeding but less confident about that now, will do a bit and see what happens in a few crosses and OP and get to f2 but maybe LP wasn't the best choice.
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Discussion id : 101-090
most recent 20 JUN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 20 JUN by Sambolingo
Available from - Greenmantle Nursery
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Discussion id : 97-228
most recent 1 FEB HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 FEB by JasonSims1984
I'm a little surprised to see that no one has made the cross Lord Penzance x Lady Penzance. That would be kind of special, really. A fragrant leafed rose that would likely look a lot like foetida bicolor and be at least a tad bit healthier.
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Discussion id : 49-909
most recent 21 NOV 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 21 NOV 10 by York Rose
The rose Vintage Gardens sells as Lord Penzance appears possibly to have a rather different lineage than the one you state? Is there more than one rose known by this name?
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 21 NOV 10 by HMF Admin
It's possible but it's more likely we're using different references and we'll need to follow up. Thanks for taking the time to point out this discrepancy.
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