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'Abraham Darby ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 94-608
most recent 28 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 AUG 16 by Jay-Jay
This is the only Austin Rose in our garden (this-one trained as a climber) that flowers continuously from the middle of May, till December... or when the temps get sub-zero.
Other Austins in our garden don't like dry periods. They stop growing and stop flowering.... Just once in a while a "lost and lonely" flower in one of the 30+ bushes.
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Discussion id : 90-537
most recent 26 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 JAN 16 by pvaldes
It have a fair amount of big thorns, well spaced. Is not horrid like a moss at least but I would not tag this rose as thornless.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 26 JAN 16 by Patricia Routley
I wouldn't either. Thanks pvaldes. We've noted that it is thorny.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 26 JAN 16 by Jay-Jay
Definitely prickly and from the bottom up to the top!
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Discussion id : 74-115
most recent 21 JUL 15 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 18 SEP 13 by Jay-Jay
This one was/is continuously (prolific) flowering this year, whilst almost all the other Austins took a break during the heat and draught period.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 21 JUL 15 by Salix
I guess that is all the Pernetiana influence in it. It s first blooms opened during the horrific heat wave that is starting to break, the flowers did not burn, but they sure faded! Still attractive, and very, very fragrant- fruity with a herbal, lemon note
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 21 JUL 15 by Jay-Jay
As for the scent, Aloha as one of the parents makes sense!
It can bloom as early as the 20th of may.
And yes, they can fade.
This rose has many faces. And is a very good climber too!
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Discussion id : 86-318
most recent 1 JUL 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 JUL 15 by Sue_Z
Stunning, large fragrant blooms but plagued by blackspot in my garden. Still, I keep it just for those flowers...
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