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Discussion id : 96-449
most recent 20 DEC HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 20 DEC by Nastarana
I think 'Marie Robert' looks a lot like a pink version of 'Merechal Niel', probably because both are seedlings of 'Isabella Grey'!

I wonder if Marie is as tender as the Merechal.
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Discussion id : 94-664
most recent 1 SEP 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 30 AUG 16 by drossb1986
I've been trying to select a great yellow floribunda. I know, everyone will say Julia Child, but I wanted to try something else since everyone just defaults to her. However, there are so many options and they all run together. I prefer one that has a stronger, more vivid yellow that doesn't fade so much. Choices are: Doris Day, Easy Going, First Impression, Monkey Business, Shockwave, Sparkle & Shine, and Sunsprite. I live in Houston, TX where we go from desert like heat to monsoons. :)
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 1 SEP 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Agree with you on Julia Child .. saw that fading to white at the rose park and the scent was like cough-medicine. I grew Honey Bouquet .. the most vibrant yellow that doesn't fade, it bloomed during 100 F summer heat, and lasted twice longer than Austin Golden Celebration. Honey Bouquet smells like fresh honey, YUM. The other intense yellow is Midas Touch .. saw that at the rose park and it absolutely GLOWED .. best color among their many bushes.

Honey Bouquet bloomed in high heat, and loved tons of rain. It doesn't shatter, so blooms last long on the bush. For heat tolerance: the ones that last long in the vase, don't shatter in the heat. I also have Strike It Rich .. it shatters and doesn't last long.
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Discussion id : 44-485
most recent 7 MAY 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 MAY 10 by Jacque
I'm tossing up between planting Austin's Gertrude Jekyll, or trying The Mayflower as I live in a humid (9a-10a) climate in northern New Zealand and like the idea of disease resistance! Can anyone tell me the differences in colour, form, height and flowering in their experience? Thanks so much.
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Discussion id : 40-367
most recent 18 JUN 11 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 9 NOV 09 by frosch
Hello,

I'm searching for a rose that can be planted on a steep slope. I live in the middle of Italy, so I'm guessing it's zone 7. Where is only little frost, some winters none.
The rose should cover a stretch of 12 meters, 2m deep. These 2 meters are a very steep hillside.
On the bottom I want to grow boxwood for a very low hedge and the rose should ideally have blossoms along it's steams on long strands, so that sometimes a few of them happen to hang over the boxwood hedge.
Other requirements:
Any color, except yellow.
Organic garden, so no sprays.
Fragrance a must (prefered alba).
Prefered big flowers over little ones.

Any idea what I could use. I have done extensive research and came up with Abraham Darby and Roseraie de l' Hay, just both are not really arching too much.

Thank you very much.
Claudia
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 9 NOV 09 by Margaret Furness
I'm no expert, but I do have experience of growing a prickly rose down a steep slope; weeding was not pleasant. For that reason, I'd suggest you look at Renae, although its flowers aren't big.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 9 NOV 09 by jedmar
The average minimum temperatures in central Italy are -1 to -7. This corresponds to Zone 9. Teas, Chinas and Noisettes are wonderful in this climate. Some taller roses, large and fragrant, of these classes are: Beauté Inconstante. Catherine Mermet, Duchess of Brabant, E. Veyrat Hermanos (very vigorous), Maman Cochet, Mme Jules Gravereaux, Reine Marie Henriette, Triomphe des Noisettes.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 9 NOV 09 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
'Mermaid' will get that large and can be very beautiful on a hillside like the one you describe.

It requires almost no care once established other than to occasionally prune it away from the areas where it is not wanted.

http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/pl.php?n=13296
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 18 JUN 11 by anonymous-822335
Nova Scotia, Canada
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