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'Leonard Dudley Braithwaite ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 81-087
most recent 16 JUN 15 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 16 OCT 14 by cjrosaphile
I am wondering if whoever wrote this description just saw that it was an Austin and overgeneralized or went by the David Austin's catalog's description of this rose. It has no discernible fragrance to me whatsoever. Which is a major disappointment -- $30 wasted. It is beautiful but I only have fragrant roses in my garden. . hate false advertising by rose sellers. And it is even worse when you read it here. No fragrance.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 JUN 15 by Sambolingo
In my experience, this rose has quite a notable fragrance; maybe just the location and time of flowering is the difference?
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Discussion id : 74-055
most recent 15 SEP 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 SEP 13 by Renato Emma
Syn.'Auscrim', 'Leonard Dudley Braithwaite'
Rosa Inglese a cespuglio, Gruppo Antica Ibrida, a portamento compatto ed eretto. Foglie dense, sm/lucide, grigio-verdi. Fiori grandi, doppi, rosso cremisi, prodotti singolarmente o in mazzi. Fragranza intensa e fruttata, di Rosa Antica. Rifiorente. H.120cm L.120cm. Rustica. Adatta x fiori da taglio. Premiata con RHS Award of Garden Merit.
(ROSACEAE) (David C.H.Austin, David Austin Roses Ltd., UK, 1988)
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Discussion id : 58-371
most recent 5 NOV 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 5 NOV 11 by Fuentes
I've read the next in the description of this rose:
"Height of 42" to 6' (105 to 185 cm). Width of 42" to 8' (105 to 245 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 10b. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). "

And my question is:

If it sizes "Height of 42" to 6' (105 to 185 cm). Width of 42" to 8' (105 to 245 cm)", How is this possible?:
"Can be grown in the ground or in a container".
I´m interested on it.

Thank you very much.
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Discussion id : 2-280
most recent 10 DEC 09 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
Would this be a good bushy plant to act as a small hedge in a patio garden, or is it too sparse?
( L.D. Braithwaite ) Also, I had purchased it once before and brought it back as it did not seem to have any fragrance.
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
The 3 I have planted in Zone 8b, have fairly long canes and aren't making a compact bush. The fragrance is mild, even in cooler weather. In 2 years, I have not seen any Black Spot on them and I have not sprayed.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 11 OCT 04 by Peter Miller
I have one in a corner of my yard and it is always full of red flowers. I never deadhead it as it makes wonderful large orange hips. It will bloom for me from early April all the way until November or December. It has a mild fragrance that I only notice once and a while, but it is very healthy and a tough rose for this tough corner I have.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 27 MAR 08 by rosarius
It's the most robust of all our fifteen varieties, all chosen for solidity, even in the form of a tree-rose it resolutely grows and blows into a bush in the air, with amazing vigor of wod, foliage and blooms, provided the weather isn't too adverse it can go on from around May to November and slowly change from radiant red to lusciously rich velvet purple, accompanied by a perfume as passionate as proud - if you want a deep red rose, this one counts for three at least!
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 10 DEC 09 by Jeff Britt
I had L D Braithwaite in my garden for six years before finally shovel pruning it. It was, in many ways, a wonderful rose. The flowers were quite beautiful in spring and early summer when night temperatures were cool, large and very rich velvety red. The bush rebloomed in 4 or five flushes in a year, so rebloom was excellent. Vigor was excellent on my grafted plant. I had no problems with mildew and only a hint of blackspot.

The problems became increasingly irritating as the years went by. The flower color when the weather warmed at all (and that isn't much in San Francisco) went to a nasty cherry-red and the flower size shrunk. Rust became a problem in damp, foggy summer weather and the plant defoliated a few times. Worst was the cane dieback which seemed totally capricious and left me with a very awkward looking bush. I just figured there were better red roses out there (there are!) and with garden space at a premium, LDB had to go.

Oddly enough, it has been replaced by Dublin Bay, which I am keeping as a large bush. It is everything LDB was not.
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