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'Pat Austin ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 96-685
most recent 6 JAN 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 3 JAN 17 by Jay-Jay
Look-a-like of Soleil d'Or it's ancestor (several times used in Pat Austin's ancestry).
Reply #1 of 3 posted 6 JAN 17 by HMF Admin
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 6 JAN 17 by Jay-Jay
You're welcome.... So the "Continue" button works correctly again, I notice now.
PS: and the changes in a comment are immediately seen. One doesn't have to refresh the page any-more.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 6 JAN 17 by Jay-Jay
It seems to work properly right now.
Discussion id : 93-299
most recent 10 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 JUN 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
My neighbor visited my garden and went nuts over Pat among the many varieties I grow. Pat really brighten up a shady spot, and water-hogs like Pat is best as own-root. The scent is wonderful in alkaline clay, smells like ripe nectarine and mango. I really like Pat Austin winter hardiness and healthy, glossy, plus shade-tolerance, that I bought a 2nd one from Roses Unlimited $10 per own-root summer sale, started 1st week of June. Their new website is
Reply #1 of 2 posted 10 JUN 16 by Nastarana
Hi, Straw. I am glad Pat is good in your yard. I sped mine, in CA, because I could not stand the fast fade from orange to pink. Maybe the colors are better in a cooler climate and a higher latitude. I agree the bush and foliage are very healthy.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 10 JUN 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Nastarana: Pat is stable orange for me. I have alkaline clay, so less phosphorus is available. Phosphorus shifts bloom-color to the red/pink zone. My Pat never get pink, even in 90 degree heat. Another way to push phosphorus down is to give potassium fertilizer, as in sulfate of potash. Potassium also shift bloom to the blue-zone. My soil is high in magnesium, which helps roses to retain yellow and orange shade. My Carding Mill is always orange, same with my Versigny.
Discussion id : 71-333
most recent 1 SEP 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 2 MAY 13 by Jay-Jay
After a few years in my garden, this is one of the least performing Austins so far.
The plants get smaller instead of bigger.(As a standard rose, it seems to perform better.)
In contrary to the behaviour of The Pilgrim or A Shropshire Lad.
Those two get huge... even a lot bigger/higher than described. Pumping out both flowers and canes.
And not the least: they are very healthy in my garden!
Reply #1 of 5 posted 31 AUG 15 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you, Jay_jay for that info. Jude the Obscure as own-root do badly in my alkaline clay, but Pat Austin is very vigorous as own-root (It likes partial shade, morning sun only, and soaking wet). How are the fragrance of the Pilgrim and A Shropshire Lad in your garden?
Reply #2 of 5 posted 31 AUG 15 by Jay-Jay
Mine are budded specimens. The other Austins are budded too and my soil is alkaline.
A Shropshire Lad's flowers are good as for fragrance... not outstanding, but the plant (rose) itself IS!!!!
One of the best performing if not the best. People are stunned by the health and vigour!
The Pilgrim is doing well as a plant, but the fragrance is of less importance.
As for fragrance, I would recommend Sharifa Asma and maybe Jubilee Celebration(strong Citrus).
As for early flowering, good scent and pumping out big flowers again and again: Abraham Darby.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 31 AUG 15 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you, Jay Jay, I appreciate the info. on fragrances. I grow roses for scents alone. In my alkaline clay, zone 5a garden, roses that need lots of water like Pat Austin or Golden Celebration do better as own-roots.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 31 AUG 15 by Jay-Jay
Alas, over here own-root is almost unavailable!
As for fragrance... my favourite topic:
Étoile de Hollande Cl.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 1 SEP 15 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you, Jay Jay, for the recommendation of Étoile de Hollande Cl. I will check it out.
Discussion id : 79-942
most recent 15 AUG 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 AUG 14 by Michał Babilas
Very late starter. Every Spring I fear whether it survived as it remains leafless while all others are well under way. It always starts as the last one, but by mid May catches up with the rest. Shiny and relatively healthy foliage. Blackspot resistance 3/5. The only solution to the problem of weak necks and nodding flowers is to let it grow bigger than normally (by forgetting to prune).
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