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Initial post today by Nola Z5
Rogue Valley Roses lists Nahema as Zone 5.
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Initial post yesterday by Darrell
Why are Roselover's two photos contained under 'Talisman'?
Reply #1 of 2 posted yesterday by Patricia Routley
I believe when she uploaded the photos in November 2014, she was under the impression they were ‘Sutter’s Gold’.
Later her comment on April 1, 2015 says ‘Talisman’, so it seems as though her photos were moved from wherever they originally were, to Talisman. (take a look at the comments attached to her photo with her grandson). Ideally she needs to correct the caption containing the ‘Sutter’s Gold’ words.
Reply #2 of 2 posted today by roselover
When I posted the two photos of what I thought was Talisman in 2014, I had no idea this Rose was Sutter’s Gold. I even bought a talisman and planted it in my garden. But when it bloomed, it was not the rose two blocks away. I have a Sutter’s Gold plant, it has been a favorite of mine for over 25 years. This past year, I sent photos of this very large rose to a friend who is a well known Rosarians and can identify most roses. Right off the bat, he said Sutter’s Gold. By then, I was thinking the same from the fragrance and how it bloomed. It is the first rose to bloom in my garden and this year I had 4 bloom cycles. I then changed what I wrote about Talisman.
Joan Goff
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Initial post 2 days ago by Margaret Furness
I feel stupid asking this, as Excelsa is wichurana / luciae and Turner's Crimson is multiflora, but would someone who grows both please post comparison photos? Trying to ID a foundling. It has feathery stipules, but so does what I assume to be Hiawatha (luciae) from the same roadside patch.
Reply #1 of 13 posted 2 days ago by Patricia Routley
Quit feeling stupid. You’re LOOKING at a rose and that is smart. It is well known that most multifloras have feathery stipules, but in my garden most wich’s ALSO have this trait. Just take a look at the parentage tree of ‘Excelsa’ and you will see where the feathery stipules come from.
I think basically, a multi has matt leaves and a wich has shiny. Ignore the word luciae - just concentrate on multi and wich. You might also like to read the 2008 reference for ‘Turner’s Crimson Rambler’ which may help you know what sort of bush it is.
Reply #2 of 13 posted 2 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Hello Margaret,
Here are leaves from 'Excelsa' and 'Turner's Crimson'. 'T C' has a more shrub like grow whilst 'E' shoots are quite brambly with its Wichurana blood. 'T C' often has two little leaflets by the stipule facing the opposite way to the other leaves. There is a good picture that Patricia has posted of 'T. C'. 'T. C' leaves are paler and generally not so shiny as 'E'. Both have featery stipules but 'T. C' are particularly bristly.
Regards Andrew.
Reply #3 of 13 posted 2 days ago by Margaret Furness
Thanks Andrew. I have the impression from your photo that Excelsa's leaves are slightly rounded, compared to Turner's Crimson.
Ramblers are survivors here, reflecting their ability to root down (layer themselves). I'm adding a couple of photos of what I think is Excelsa, where it can't have been watered for decades. The first has Excelsa in the foreground, Hiawatha climbing the tree; fortunately both just reach the road verge now, because you don't walk into places like that in summer. The second photo is an old country churchyard, which I like for the horse-trough in the foreground.
Reply #4 of 13 posted 2 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Yes, 'Turner's Crimson' leaves are much more pointed and multiflora like. I found my 'Turner's Crimson' in a derelict mill along with what I believed to be 'Paul Ricault' but it now appears to be 'Paul Perras'. I know you aren't having anymore roses but 'Turner's Crimson' is such a historically important rose, and pretty as well.
Reply #5 of 13 posted yesterday by Patricia Routley
I am not sure if this will help - the photo might be too small. I have included some ‘Mlle Cecile Brunner’ buds to help discern the ‘Dorothy Perkins’ pink colour.
Reply #6 of 13 posted yesterday by Margaret Furness
Maybe not! It makes Turner's Crimson's leaves look rounded. Thank you anyway.
I'm collecting cuttings of ramblers to try to make sure one nursery has a full house as far as those in SA go. Very few nurseries selling heritage roses are left in Aus now. I need to make sure I get them right.
Reply #7 of 13 posted yesterday by Andrew from Dolton
Here is a picture of a foundling rose that was later identified as 'Turner's Crimson', it shows the slight puckering of the leaves (Bullate?) quite well.

Ed. The member Palustris has many good pictures of these types of ramblers including 'Excelsa'.
Reply #9 of 13 posted yesterday by Palustris
Andrew, that plant can't be 'Turner's Crimson Rambler'. Look at the pedicels: they should be covered with tiny hairs. I can't believe I don't have any good photos of it. Next year I'll take some good photos.
Reply #10 of 13 posted yesterday by Andrew from Dolton
Oh! That's interesting. I wonder what this rose could be!? The plant I took my cuttings off would have been planted around 70 years ago and is grown in other gardens in the village too.
Reply #11 of 13 posted yesterday by Palustris
I'm not certain, but the color looks about right for TCR.
Reply #8 of 13 posted yesterday by Palustris
'Excelsa' and 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' are quite distinct once you have had the opportunity to see them both in full flower. TCR has much more maroon flowers than 'Excelsa' whose flowers are red fading to a dull pink. However, the absolutely easiest method it to look at the pedicels. On TCR they are absolutely covered with a profusion of tiny hairs.

This can be easily seen in Patricia's photo:

It can also be seen in the picture from the book: Rosenbuch für Gartenliebhaber by J. Hoffmann, Berlin

Once the plants are out of flower, identifying them may be more difficult.
Reply #12 of 13 posted today by Margaret Furness
I think I have (access to) both, flowering at present on roadsides. On the left, near the restored bootmaker's shop from 1904 at Mylor, is what I think is Turner's Crimson Rambler, based on what I'm told about the pedicels. It grows in shade for at least half of the day, and has quite a bit of mildew. Some petals develop an ugly mauve tinge as it fades. On the right is the one about 5km away, at Bradbury, which I think is Excelsa, growing in full sun. The watsonia, and bracken and blackberry in a previous photo, are declared weeds.
Reply #13 of 13 posted today by Andrew from Dolton
I doubting whether my 'Excelsa' is correct now as well.
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Initial post 6 days ago by jeffbee
the flower is 7-8cm in size, with round petals forming nicely in good order(like Gold Celebration), the color is apricot.
I think the flower endures better than most Austins, it lasts on stem around 5 days. but the color does fade.
the shrub is small in size , and most flowers face to the ground , with makes you hard to appreciate the flowers.
It likes to flower, like most austin shrub roses.
the fragrance is only mild, with tea scent. As I am a fragrance lover, i won't keep it(send it to my friends)
Reply #1 of 3 posted 6 days ago by Nastarana
In the hot CA sun, Pat faded to a most unattractive pink color. Yuck. Weak necks and small shrub as you say and constant bloom, its' one virtue, IMO. I discarded mine after the first season because I couldn't stand looking at the faded pink.
Reply #2 of 3 posted yesterday by jeffbee
strange that i haven't seen the pink tone in Pat yet,it's just pale apricot(not orange), maybe due to the cold here(it's winter now, about 5 degree Celsius). IMO, Austin company is really boasting the fragrance of some of its productions.
Reply #3 of 3 posted today by Nastarana
Where I lived in CA it got very hot and dry in summer and many roses faded in the bright sun. PA might show better color in a more temperate climate.
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