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'Portlandia' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 20-652
most recent 14 FEB 11 SHOW ALL
Initial post 31 JUL 07 byTesseract
I'm in Zone 5; Great Lakes area. I reeceived two Portlandia climbers in May 2007, from company in Oregon. They were stressed upon arrival. Still (July 31) small and sickly: less than 18-inches high, yellow leaves and still losing over half of them. I have the own-root variety and will only go that route. Has anyone found such from other sources. I've seen sport (grafted) versions in retail nurseries, but I believe the own-root variety is still only available via Oregon. Received other varieties from same source (in May) and replacements (mid-June): all still very small and sickly. The problem is not my location or soil; other roses in same location, received from SC company, is doing super (four-feet high and healthy).
Reply #1 of 2 posted 12 FEB 11 byTorachan
I know it is 4 years later but Roses Unlimited carries some Clements roses .
Reply #2 of 2 posted 14 FEB 11 by Unregistered Guest
Yuppers - the do. I found them (Roses Unlimited) a couple-years-ago. Very happy with the health, size, and longevity of the own-root roses they ship. I just bought five more climbers from them last spring (2 Harlekin, 1 Iceberg, 1 Don Juan, and 1 - oops - "mystery rose" that was supposed to be a Red Eden but ended up being a tea-type). They are all well over 6-feet tall in the FIRST YEAR (well, the iceberg is a bit smaller - about 4-feet tall -- and the "mystery rose" is so big at 9 feet, that I had to move it to another location in my yard in late October. All of them are continual bloomers in the locations that I have them. Granted, these are planted in the sunniest part of my yard. I moved the "mystery rose" to a more-shady area -- where the American was not doing well. I moved my American to where my - other - Red Eden was doing poorly - and I moved my Red Eden to the sunny location. Since the "mystery rose" is so hardy and growing like mad -- we'll see how it does next year in the new location.
Discussion id : 8-496
most recent 8 OCT 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 10 MAY 05 by Idaho Rose Society
Named for the copper statue in Portland, Oregon which is second only in
size to the Statue of Liberty. This outstanding shrub rose or climbing
rose has an old-fashioned look. Its many petaled blooms show a rich
golden apricot center which shades to pink and cream. The blooms have a
fruity fragrance and are produced in good sized clusters on long stems
so that you may cut one cluster and fill a vase. Dark green, leathery
foliage. Can be grown as a shrub rose or as a climbing rose can grow to
10 feet. Continuous bloom, very disease resistant and hardy zones 5-10.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 7 OCT 09 byoakslesly
The rose described here sounds like what I am looking for--what is it called? I live in Ventura County, southern California. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 8 OCT 09 by Unregistered Guest
The name of this rose is Portlandia. It is a climbing rose and can be purchased Own root from
Reply #3 of 4 posted 8 OCT 09 by Amy's Idaho Rose Garden
Portlandia is the name of this rose. It is a climber and can be purchased I believe on root from
Reply #4 of 4 posted 8 OCT 09 byoakslesly
Thank you SO MUCH for this information! It is truly appreciated. I was hoping someone would see my post asap. I will definitely check it out. Once again, thanks so much.
Discussion id : 29-271
most recent 23 JUL 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JUL 08 byNijojo
Has anyone tried this as a cut flower? How long do the blooms last?
Discussion id : 24-864
most recent 18 MAR 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 MAR 08 byLyn G

I am posting my comment on the rose page for 'Portlandia' rather than under the comments for the photo, so that it is easier for someone to find. From my personal rose-growing experience, I have found that many roses that were hybridized and tested in the more coastal areas of California and Oregon, don't do very well in our summer temps in Nocal where we have the valley influense impacting our summer heat. Of course, as soon as I write this, someone will know of a rose that proves me wrong !

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