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'Penelope' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 99-255
most recent 16 MAY SHOW ALL
Initial post 12 MAY by cherylh
each time I enter a journal entry, after pressing continue, the entry disappears.
how do I get it to be saved? The choices are: continue, delete, cancel.
Reply #1 of 7 posted 13 MAY by jedmar
Continue is the right button to press. There are two journal entries from you from yesterday. Are these the ones which disappeared, or had you more?
Reply #2 of 7 posted 14 MAY by cherylh
Wow Jedmar.
It's nice to know that you read my post. Thank you for that.
I think I answered your inquiry about both of my posts disappearing.

I do think that instead of "continue" , and then the post disappears, it would be helpful if it said "send", and then: "your message has been sent." Well, another example of how I don't control the world.

Since my friend had work done on her house, and the rose I have been trying to track down had been cut by the workers, I asked and received permission to take 2 cuttings. I watched "you tube" and learned how to root roses from cuttings, and I did just that! I understand it will take 4-5 weeks to see if they took, but I will check on them weekly, and see what will happen.

Hope spring is beautiful in Switzerland.

: )
Reply #3 of 7 posted 14 MAY by Andrew from Dolton
Did you decide whether to get 'Lupe's Buttons or 'Penelope'?
Reply #4 of 7 posted 15 MAY by cherylh
Hi Jedmar,
Since I was able to get cuttings from the plant I think is Lupe's Buttons, and I am trying to root the cuttings now. I will wait 5 weeks to see if they took. If not, I will go for Penelope, because it has a more pronounced scent, but otherwise seems similar.

But, looking on line at the gorgeous climbing roses is very tempting.

What roses are you growing?

I have an Eden Rose, and another nameless rose, (a red climber) I got from Walmart. It was supposed to be a yellow rose!
Reply #7 of 7 posted 16 MAY by jedmar
Cheryl, we are a bit crazy - about 1000 roses in 2 gardens.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 15 MAY by cherylh
Hi Andrew,
Well how nice to hear from you all the way in Dolton. The weather sounds quite challenging there. I have a son living in Seattle where the weather is also challenging as far as rain is concerned. I live in Southern California, and it is usually very sunny here, so it is a time of rejoicing when we get rain. As a matter of fact, quite unexpectedly, this morning hearing a rather loud rhythmic sound that I couldn't identify at first, discovered that it was the sound of rain I had heard, pouring & pounding like nobody's business! It was absolutely shocking, and so refreshing.

As to the dilemma between Lupe's Buttons & Penelope, I will wait and see if Lupe decides to give me roots, and if so, that will be my choice. If she doesn't, I will send away for Penelope, and maybe a very dark purple climber too.
: ) Cheryl
Reply #6 of 7 posted 15 MAY by Andrew from Dolton
Hello Cheryl,

There is another Pemberton hybrid-musk that is very similar to 'Penelope' a little more compact and pinker but 'Felicia' is also an extremely good rose.

best wishes, Andrew.
Discussion id : 55-005
most recent 25 JUN 12 SHOW ALL
Initial post 9 JUN 11 by cdiehlr1
I planted my Penelope 3 years ago and it has not done well for me. It has grown very little and has had very few blooms and gets black spot like crazy. Buff Beauty which is planted nearby at the same time is huge, blooms like crazy and has never had black spot. I don't know whether I should continue to give Penelope a chance or just give up and try another rose in its place.

Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JUN 12 by Two Sisters Roses
Move it after it goes dormant. Often just a better spot helps. Is it in full sun?
Discussion id : 40-385
most recent 10 NOV 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 NOV 09 by Carlene
My Penelope is frustrating in that it only has 2-3 flushes of bloom per year. Does anyone else have this problem? It gets only morning sun and gets plenty of water during hot spells especially. I also fertilize and mulch this rose. Don't know what else to do. Any ideas?
Discussion id : 40-189
most recent 2 NOV 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 NOV 09 by CarolynB says that Penelope's weakness is mildew. Anyone who grows this rose, please comment on your experience with that, one way or the other. Thanks.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 2 NOV 09 by billy teabag
We have grown several plants for 10-15 years and I cannot recall ever seeing mildew on it.
(Hot, dry summers, mild winters.)
Reply #2 of 5 posted 2 NOV 09 by CarolynB
Thanks for your reply. It sounds like your climate is the same as ours, so your input is very helpful.

Anyone else?
Reply #3 of 5 posted 2 NOV 09 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
'Penelope' can develop Powdery Mildew in areas where mildew is a problem, when drought stressed, and in areas where air flow is restricted.

It's better than most but far from immune. It was better in this regard than 'Prosperity'.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 2 NOV 09 by CarolynB
Thanks for your reply. I have a big mildew problem with a few of my roses in the springtime, so I'm trying to avoid getting any more roses that will be so susceptible to it.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 2 NOV 09 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
You and me both Carolyn. I'm removing my mildew magnets and trying hard to breed the mildew out of my seedlings.

There are very few roses immune to mildew but some are much better than others.
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