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'Penelope' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 40-189
most recent 2 NOV 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 2 NOV 09 by CarolynB
EveryRose.com 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.
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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.)
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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?
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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'.
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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.
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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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Discussion id : 27-226
most recent 9 JUN 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 JUN 08 by Kiwirose
An excellent rose. Very disease resistant, adaptable to many positions, and with a delicious wafting fragrance.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 JUN 08 by HMF Admin
Thanks for sharing !
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