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Initial post 3 days ago by Les Racines du Vent
There is something reminiscent of Rosa majalis in Rosa x suionum (pubescence on young shoots, brownich red wood...). In my opinion, it doesn't look like an alba, neither a centifolia, so my guess is that the rose currently known as 'Minette' might not be the original or (as it oftens happens so) the original classification was a bit loose, if i may say.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 2 days ago by Nastarana
What this rose does resemble is 'Jeremiah Pink' from High Country Roses. JP is a found rose from Fairmont Cemetery in Denver. It could surely have been brought to North America from Scandinavia and found its way to Denver. JP in my view also does not resemble an alba. It does give one profuse flowering in spring and makes a rather attractive shrub the rest of the season. I have it planted along the property line which in my view is the best use of it.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 2 days ago by Les Racines du Vent
You're lucky if it makes an attractive shrub! in my climate (french Jura) the blooms, indeed, ball to the point where you only get a few flowers to open each year and as for the shrub, it doesn't do well enough to be of ornamental value out of blooming time: the growth is rather stiff, not really dense nor of elegant habit and the foliage too scarce in my opinion.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted yesterday by Nastarana
The blooms don't ball for me at all. As for the shrub, by no stretch of anyone's imagination can my yard be described as landscaped. JP grows and grows and grows into a large shrub of I would say medium density which provides adequate screening between two yards and the foliage is a rather attractive (to me) grass green color. The leaflets are smaller, rounder and lighter in color than typical greyish green alba foliage. I prune once a year after flowering. JP will tolerate pruning and will blithely grow back from a hard prune. I have found that removing a third or even slightly more of the long and flexible canes won't compromise the next year's flowering.

I truly do not know if my JP is or is not really 'Minette' or "Banshee". The HCR catalogue suggests that it might be. I do suspect that "Banshee" must have been an introduced rose, and not a spontaneous hybrid.
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Discussion id : 90-178
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Initial post 7 JAN 16 by AquaEyes
Has this been compared to 'Francis E. Lester'?

http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.2836

:-)

~Christopher
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Reply #1 of 4 posted yesterday by Tearose
I took a piece of FEL with me a few years ago when I was going to San Juan Bautista. I held my piece against the plant there and couldn't find any difference. I'm pretty sure all the old climbers in that part of the park came from Roses of Yesterday, with the clincher being that the rose they had labeled a multiflora turned out to be Laure Davoust, which Francis Lester had found and sold under the name Marjorie Lester.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted yesterday by Patricia Routley
Shall I merge "San Juan Musk" with 'Frances E. Lester'?
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Reply #3 of 4 posted yesterday by Tearose
Yes.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted yesterday by Patricia Routley
Done. (I seem to have a memory of the two of us tiredly resting on a rock somewhere out of Dunedin, New Zealand in 2005 and asking each other: what are you going to do in the future.)
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Initial post 31 JAN 14 by bluebuster77
2" bloom is very small for hybrid tea but nice coloration
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 2 days ago by jmile
I don't know where they got the flower diameter of 2 inches but my flowers' diameters are about 4 to 5 inches.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted yesterday by Patricia Routley
Thanks. We've upped the size.
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Discussion id : 75-190
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Initial post 19 NOV 13 by Amy's Idaho Rose Garden
I also did research on Simsalabim. I have wanted it forever and could never get my hands on it.
The word is Scandinavian in origin. Appeared in a America in the 1900 used in a magic show, by a magician named Dante.
And yes Sim Sala Bim = Abracadabra.

Funny I had some thought about how much Simsalabim pictures looked like my Abracadabra!
Thank you Kim for bringing this up.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted yesterday by Xoan Mos
Hi,
I am looking for a rose called abracadabra.
Can anyone point me to where I can get a cutting???
Much appreciated,
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Reply #2 of 2 posted yesterday by AzRoseLady
I do not know about a cutting. You can buy a rooted plant from forloveofroses.com
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