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Initial post 13 JAN by jeffbee
This is the most remontant rose among my 30+ varieties, it always blooms with multiple heads, the color does fade, but I still think the color to be very elegant and charming.
and the blooms holds well for more than 10 days.
the remontance and durability ensure that I always have some flowers to enjoy~
the only shortside to me is that it almost has no fragrance at all.(I am such a fan of frangrance)

btw, if any one have good suggestion for remontant strong-fragrant rose, please tell me :D
Reply #1 of 8 posted yesterday by Michael Garhart
Sadly, perpetual repeat and high fragrance is usually genetically contradictory in roses that gain their repeat from china roses, which tends to me most modern roses not descending from rugosas.

Geoff Hamilton will get 3 flushes max per growing year, IF it is pruned immediately after each flush. That's about as good as it gets for short, very fragrant, and recurrent.

Some roses can get around this by perpetually growing and blooming, but they tend to be very massive in size, and they're mostly relying on their ability to grow into blooming stages while simultaneously manufacturing a ton of energy through their ever-expanding foliage canopy and massive root systems.

But most don't want these types anymore, because land is too expensive.
Reply #2 of 8 posted yesterday by jeffbee
Hahahahhh, I certainly agree with you that those roses with good remontance seem to be massive in size( blooming is an activity that consumes much energy, which needs to be produced by the foliage), and the comment that they are not popular now because land is expensive is especially true to me as I'm from CHINA, even owning a balcony in my rented room is kind of a luxuary.

BTW, your comment about Geoff Hamilton is interesting, it's a very good-looking rose to me, but I heard from many people that grow it that it does not have much fragrance, so it's interesting to hear you say that it is very fragrant, could you give me more description on that? and could you compare its fragrance intensity to some other fragrant roses?:D
Reply #3 of 8 posted yesterday by Michael Garhart
It's always very strong in fragrance here. My plant of it is about 11 years old. I dislike the scent type, but women in family and friends tend to like it. It's one of those older scents. Like baby powder, old cream, anise, etc.

My favorite scents are the strong fruit and tea types, and its not that kind at all. Quite the opposite.
Reply #4 of 8 posted yesterday by jeffbee
I personally do not like the anise scent either.(which most david austin roses have...)

I prefer the old rose fragrance like the fragrant cloud, or the Fredric Mistral. Citrus fragrance like Golden celebration is also good~ (I look forward to own Jude the Obscure and Lady Emma Hamilton due to their reputation of good fruit fragrance)

A cut rose called Pink O'Hara have very strong fragrance and very long durability, and good remontancy!! I highly recomend it!
Reply #5 of 8 posted yesterday by jeffbee
thank you for your info on GH's fragrance. What other fragrant roses do you like?
Reply #6 of 8 posted yesterday by Michael Garhart
Royal Sunset, even though the plant is really poor here. Smells so good. Sparkle and Shine smells super nice. Much stronger than Sunsprite, but it's a tender rose.

This is a hard question. Most of my roses are seedlings now.

I once had a seedling that made me sick. It was Solitaire x Shocking Blue. I put some inside and the fragrant oils were so strong in the air that I woke up with my eyes burning from an allergic reaction lol.

Renaissance smells quite nice. Very clean, sweet scent. Easy to grow, too.

The missing on Scarlet moss smells like cinnamon. Another favorite.
Reply #7 of 8 posted yesterday by Michael Garhart
I cant find the Pink O'Hara on here?
Reply #8 of 8 posted today by jeffbee
You may need to buy cut flower from the flower stores and then plant the cuttings, usually cut rose varieties does not sell as pot plants. I remember I saw a lot of cut flower shops sell Pink O'Hara( when I was in Italy)and I also saw it on online cut flower ordering websites.
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Initial post today by BenT_TX
Fantastic garden performer , vigorous, bushy, extremely free blooming . New stems seem to come out of every leaf axil and end in a beautiful bloom. The color is the cool side of distilled clear autumn sunshine, very refreshing, mixes easily with most other colors, and is among the most colorfast of yellows. There is no tawny orange or pink shading, it’s a true yellow. Blooms hold decent size and petal count in heat, despite Weeks’ comment about better size in cool weather, Mellow Yellow bloomed right through my Texas heat wave where temperatures soared to 110 degrees. Overall I think this is a huge improvement over older yellows such as Oregold or Midas Touch. Somewhat underrated and underplanted in my opinion, this is my top pick for a true yellow HT.
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Initial post today by pminor
Thanks for the tip on washing foliage. My new own root roses about ten all have developed the most persistent pm i am going to try your washing method this month as they are small shouldnt be too difficult. Will let you know how it works!!!
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