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'3-35-40' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 84-204
most recent 8 APR 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 APR 15 by Salix
Lovely blooms, sometimes exceeding 7in, vigorous but not winter hardy and very susceptible to BS.
Discussion id : 81-050
most recent 13 OCT 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 OCT 14 by Kit
This fall's 'Peace' blossoms have an unusual amount of yellows and oranges, probably due to some odd weather.
re previous threads: My shrub doesn't seems to be inferior to any old ones I've seen, blossoms are big (to 6" - 15cm), bright and generally but somewhat fragrant, though an occasional one will be more so.
Discussion id : 72-720
most recent 3 JUL 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 JUL 13 by goncmg
Whew! These threads are great reading! ......whatever is going on/goes on with budding/cloning, it does seem that most roasarians "in the know" agree that Peace is, for whatever reason(s), not as strong or impressive a variety now as it once was. I think many of us have seen old plants, 30-40-50 years old that seem to have an astounding vigor that a newer plant just never seems to be able to achieve. This is arguably the absolute most budded/cloned rose in existance......I recall an ARS annual article from maybe 1973 or 74 titled "Deterioration of Cultivar" that addresses this very issue and yes, 40 years ago Peace (and somehow, oddly Golden Girl! and also Picture) were discussed as having "deteriorated" due to over budding of poor wood (and with Picture it was suggested the wrong variety was in circulation but that is a side story) any rate, Peace is still a darn good rose and if you stop to ponder, even a new plant, that this variety is 70 years old and look at its true peers, Peace just doesn't even correlate! Look even at most roses 10 or 15 years younger! Truly an amazing variety.

And oh yeah: it doesn't like it too hot. It will drop those gorgeous oily-glossy leaves and passed this trait on (as well as being sensitive to blackspot) to many off its off-spring (Rose Gaujard and Royal Highness come immediately to mind)............
Discussion id : 17-045
most recent 30 APR 13 SHOW ALL
Initial post 4 MAR 07 by Tony B.
Ah, Peace, a real love it or hate it rose...for me both love and despise it. The good: Very bloomiferous. Fast repeating for such huge luxurious blooms. Love the colouration. I've seen comments about lack of fragrance but i disagree, it may not have powerful perfume but what it has is a delicious tea scent. Reasonably hardy by H.T. standards. Blooms through care and neglect..found a bagged rose once sitting around nelected for who knows how long with 2 spindly new canes growing with buds forming. This rose wants to bloom! Now the bad: bad as the rose wants to bloom it wants to blackspot...aargh! Go ahead throw all you got at it. Still finds a way to suffer blackspot. And badly. If you can keep the B.S. away, then youve got a winner. Hope you have better luck than I've had.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 5 JUN 07 by NewsView
I noticed that some roses smell best when they are new. My Peace roses, of which I own three, don't have much of a scent in the beginning but they begin to have a stronger fragrance as the bloom ages. Has anyone else noticed this? The other observation is that my three Peace bushes sometimes look identical to Garden Party. I know they are relatives, but are they supposed to be that hard to tell apart? My Garden Party has more yellow coloration than my Peace blooms do!
Reply #2 of 4 posted 5 JUN 07 by Lyn G
You have to stop and think about "why" roses have scent. It's not to please us gardeners, but to attract pollenators so that the plant can continue the species. With some roses, the scent is strongest early in the day. With other roses, the scent is stronger as the blooms age enough to open further to attract insects to pollenate the rose. Others, the scent is stronger when the temps are higher. In other words, it varies by individual cultivar. I have some rose in my garden the I think don't have any scent at all, but tell that to the bees.

Reply #3 of 4 posted 6 JUN 07 by NewsView
Yes, and speaking of bees it is VERY alarming that colony collapse disorder is now hitting bee colonies worldwide. I hope they get to the bottom of this mystery bee killer. Up to 80-90 percent of beekeepers' colonies are gone in my area, and since CA is a leading agriculture state that’s a real problem. It’s to the point where pollinating the tree nut crops, among other agricultural uses, may be threatened. Price hikes on produce, among other things, will result if this keeps up. Our entire food supply, including livestock feed, depends on pollination, chiefly from European bees. Strangely, the mainstream media has not picked on this story to the extent it deserves. I myself have personally observed 100s of bees dead and dying along a one mile path I like to walk, not once but three times in the past four months. I've lived in the area for over 30 years, and I have never seen anything like it. I've also noticed fewer bees in my garden, which exceeds 50 roses. In some countries systemic pesticides are banned due to the harsh effects on pollinators and other beneficial insects, and last I heard bee experts are zeroing in on nicotine-based pesticides as a potential culprit.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 30 APR 13 by Benaminh
The culprit is most likely Monsanto from Missouri.
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