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'Anna Pavlova' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 23-291
most recent 24 MAY 10 SHOW ALL
Initial post 1 JAN 08 by Michael Dosey
Can anyone comment one way or the other on Botanica's claim that Anna Pavlova has "spindly growth" and therefor should be kept in an out-of-the-way part of the garden? Thanks. Mike, Michigan
Reply #1 of 4 posted 1 JAN 08 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
'Anna Pavlova' has a strongly erect growth habit. I grow it with tall miniatures to help disguise the bare legs. It's a beautiful rose and makes a good cut flower. The fragrance is incredible. Repeat could be better. It can get a touch of mildew when conditions are favorable for the disease but usually clean here for me. Mine is budded, likely to 'Dr Huey'.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 2 JAN 08 by Michael Dosey
Robert: Thanks for the helpful comment about your AP plant. Your saying that to have AP one has to live the bare legs or cover them with something. If you (or anyone) happen(s) to have a photo of the whole plant, that would be helpful also. Though you don't list it, I'm guessing that the same holds true for its sport, Sir Frederick Ashton. Mike, Michigan
Reply #3 of 4 posted 2 JAN 08 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Michael, In my opinion Anna Pavlova seems best suited for use in a cutting garden or in a mixed border where one could disguise the lower portion of the plant. I can't imagine 'Sir Frederick Ashton' is any different but then color sports do sometimes affect growth habit. I just pruned Anna pretty hard or I might try to get a photo. I know Mr. Beales advises going easy with the secateurs but my plant is several years old now and seems to handle this treatment well on occasion. Robert, Rancho Mirage, CA
Reply #4 of 4 posted 24 MAY 10 by timdufelmeier
In LA, Ca. my Sir Fredrick Ashton is 8' and repeats rapidly, no disease. Blooms singly off side branches but mainly in candelabra clusters on top of its huge tall canes. When I tried to bring down Giant Fred's size he just worked his way back up. The lower legs are bare but the canes look stately and I have one of those sprawling forsythia-like Austins (Evelyn) next to it, so the extra space is appreciated. The petal texture is flimsy and the flowers flop quickly, but a huge flower cluster can be cut while in rather tight bud and will still open quite well. Frangrance is strong Sweet Afton/sweet pea.
Discussion id : 17-180
most recent 9 MAR 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 MAR 07 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
This rose has shown mildew infection here for the first time in Rancho Mirage, CA's low desert for Spring 2007.

Fragrance is really exceptional
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