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'Dorothy Perkins' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 94-120
most recent 27 JUL 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 JUL 16 by pkalisz
Charles Quest-Rison. Climbing Roses of the World, p.135. "It is ironic that the most successful seedling of 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' should have been brought into this world with a false declaration of parentage. Jackson & Perkins described 'Dorothy Perkins' as a seedling or Rosa wichurana crossed by the pink Hybrid Perpetual ' Mme Gabrielle Luizet', but the similarity to 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' was noted immediately. There was lively correspondence in many horticultural journals (especially in France) which pointed out that crosses between R. wichurana and Hybrid Perpetuals had produced very different roses with much larger flowers and concluded that the similarity of 'Dorothy Perkins' to 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' was more than a coincidence... It is best to think of 'Dorothy Perkins' as the pink counterpart of 'Turner's Crimson Rambler'."
Reply #1 of 1 posted 27 JUL 16 by Patricia Routley
I think Mr Quest-Ritson might be right. But it is interesting to note how the glandular pedicel, matt leaf and upright growth of 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' was subdued by R. Wichuraiana to produce a smooth pedicel*, glossy leaf and sarmentose growth in 'Dorothy Perkins'. Many thanks for adding this most interesting reference pkalisz.

(*i am sure 'Dorothy Perkins' has a smooth pedicel, but it is the wrong season for me to go and double check.)
Discussion id : 86-183
most recent 25 JUN 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JUN 15 by Sambolingo
I have found this rose growing in numerous locations around Rock Island, TN, most often by roadsides and occasionally in old gardens. All the plants found had leaves with some mildew.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JUN 15 by Palustris
I have found this rose growing all over NY and NE. It is frequently in some place man has abandoned and growing on its own in large patches, or climbing an old tree, or through a thicket. It doesn't always have mildew, but is no stranger to it. Air circulation helps. Sometimes you will find it sporting back and forth with 'White Dorothy'. One marker for DP to help distinguish it from other pink climbers is that the new shoots are frequently "bronze" colored.
Discussion id : 44-959
most recent 21 MAY 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 MAY 10 by soul60s
I believe I have this in my yard climbing over an arbor. It has never had a rebloom. I think this is a one time bloomer.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 19 MAY 10 by Cass
Yes, it blooms only once in most climates; however, here near the Northern California coast, where summers can be cold and foggy, many ramblers will have have some scattered blooms after the spring flush.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 19 MAY 10 by soul60s
I wish it would here in RI. This is my best growing rose. I have hacked this thing down in the past, tried to pull it out of the ground and it still grew. I have since embraced the fact that it is never leaving my yard, trained it up an arbor, and now it is (when in bloom) a showstopper. I hate that it is a once bloomer though. Too pretty for just once.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 21 MAY 10 by Jeff Britt
And in coastal areas of Northern California, it can be easily indentified even when not in flower by all the powdery mildew on the current season's growth. I've never seen any rose more susceptible to p.m. than Dorothy Perkins.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 21 MAY 10 by soul60s
It does get powdery mildew. That is it though. No blackspot or rust. I spray my bushes for diseases and insects a couple of times throughout their growing season. I've gone from using a 2 gallon sprayer to using a 15 gallon sprayer, in a wagon, with a lawnmower-battery-operated pump. It's so much better. No more pumping!

I just wish it would have another flush... or even a few blooms here and there. But after June...nothing. Very disappointing.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 21 MAY 10 by Cass
See Super Dorothy.
Discussion id : 2-714
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
This floriferous, light pink rambler is non-fragrant.
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