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Initial post yesterday by Patricia Routley
I had to delete my earlier comment as I had included it with a reference. Here it is again:
Can those who grow "Hawthorndene Tennis Court South Rambler" please compare the timing of it and 'Excelsa'.
I am wondering if the foundling could be 'Bonfire' which was said to flower two weeks earlier than 'Excelsa'.
Discussion id : 106-085
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Initial post 2 days ago by Patricia Routley
In his 1912 catalogue, Hazlewood has omitted his 1911 words "of great substance" which says to me, that with time, the rose did not appear to have this trait. He often copied Dickson's wording and probably obtained roses from them.
Discussion id : 106-080
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Initial post 2 days ago by CybeRose
American Notes and Queries 4(5): 50 (Nov 30, 1889)
From a pecuniary point of view, a blue rose would be no trifle, as a large standing premium is offered for the first production of this nature, by the Horticultural Society of Paris. It is said that the inventors of the "Augusta" rose made a profit of $20,000 on that one variety, which shows that the commercial value of roses has not depreciated since the days when Cleopatra spread for Anthony a carpet composed of $600 worth of rose leaves, and Nero expended £20,000 upon one festival for roses alone. So that the "blue rose man" has a fortune awaiting him.
Discussion id : 104-147
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Initial post 7 AUG by Andrew from Dolton
This year has been a very trying time to be a rose in the south-west of England. We had -3 and -4 frosts on 27-28th of April then a blistering 32 degrees in June. The weather subsequently turned changable and cool with some amount of rain almost every day, three days ago it was almost cold enough for a frost. Most repeat roses had a disasterous secound flush of flowers. However, 'Cornelia' is just coming into flower for the third time seemingly undaunted by the challenging weather. In the autumn it will have a grand finale with bigger sprays of flowers and a far greater depth of colour that the summer sun would have bleached out. I would definately recommend this rose for areas with cool wet summers.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 7 AUG by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you !! I'm putting Cornelia back on my buy-list, some prickles are acceptable if it's cold-hardy & fragrant. Hopefully its scent will waft in my humid summer.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 2 days ago by mtspace
Thanks for the update! Your growing season weather fluctuations resemble a rather normal season here in the mountains of Arizona. I just moved Cornelia from a pot to a (hopefully) permanent spot in the garden...
Reply #3 of 3 posted 2 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
I hope 'Cornelia' grows well for you, it is a very rewarding rose. Make sure it gets plenty of water in September, if the weather's dry, and it will present you with some wonderful displays of autumn flowers, it's when this rose is at its best.
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