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'Mrs. John Laing' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 10-453
most recent 6 NOV 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 NOV 05 by Unregistered Guest
This is my most favorite rose of all roses.....Why? First of all, when it arrived as a bare-root it was the dinkiest, most pathetic thing I've ever seen....just 2 canes the diameter of matchsticks...I felt certain it would die, let alone amount to anything. Well, in one short and rainy N.H. summer it grew to be nearly 5 feet tall, healthy as a horse, producing a total 5 NEW canes and multitudes of the most perfectly-formed, exquisitely perfumed blossoms I've ever seen. It held up to rain and wind like no other rose I've ever grown,and continues to bloom here well into the end of September. It wasn't bothered by pests, mildew or blackspot, although I do baby her A LOT and do spray upon occasion, but she deserves it!
Discussion id : 8-969
most recent 4 JUN 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 JUN 05 by Anonymous-797
The listing here claims Mrs. John Laing is disease resistant, but I find my (young) one is rather black spot susceptible (at least for me a little north of Boston). Does anyone else have similar troubles with it? I LOVE the fragrance and the flower, but I was hoping for something a little less disease prone.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 4 JUN 05 by Lyn G
There are so many different strains of blackspot in existance, it's possible your rose does not have the necessary resistance in your microclimate. The best comparison I can make is that there are many different strains of the flu virus in the world. Some people have a natural immunity to some of them, while they are susceptible to others.

When we report a rose as disease resistant, it is based upon references received about the rose. You can click on the "References" tab at the top of the rose page and see where we may have gotten the information reported on the site.


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