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Initial post 8 days ago by mmanners
Ethel was my grandmother. She lived about four miles north of New Bethlehem, in Clarion County, Pennsylvania (cold end of Zone 5a). This rose was tall enough that, as a child, we could run under it. It may be R. alba Semiplena, and they certainly look alike. But it seems to show a need for more winter chilling to flower than does the form of Semiplena commonly sold in the US. The house was built in the 1890s. We know the bush was there by the early 1930s.
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Reply #1 of 5 posted yesterday by Ozoldroser
Malcolm your rose is not Alba semi-plena as I know it. Growth seems to be different and the leaves are not dull grey green enough.
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Reply #2 of 5 posted yesterday by Andrew from Dolton
I have to disagree with Ozoldroser, it does look quite like 'Alba Semi Plena' or maybe 'Alba Suaveolens'. 'Alba Semi Plena' was used as a rootstock and often survives when the scion dies.
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Reply #3 of 5 posted yesterday by mmanners
It is in all ways identical to the typical R. Alba Semiplena grown throughout the USA, the UK, and France, except for the lack of flowers in Florida.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted yesterday by Andrew from Dolton
It won't flower if the climate is too tropical, it needs a winter chill.
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Reply #5 of 5 posted yesterday by Andrew from Dolton
It is typical of 'Alba Semi Plena' grown in the U.K. too.
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Initial post yesterday by Jonathan Windham
Rose Listing Omission

'Tangerine Skies'

'Tangerine Skies'
KORTANGENU
Kordes
Orange climber
https://www.waysidegardens.com/tangerine-skies-climbing-rose/p/29989/
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Reply #1 of 1 posted yesterday by Patricia Routley
Thank you Jonathan. 'Tangerine Skies' added.
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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.
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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.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted yesterday 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...
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Reply #3 of 3 posted yesterday 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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Initial post yesterday 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.
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