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'Pope John Paul II ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 95-562
most recent 5 JUN SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 OCT 16 by Alexday
What a Rock Star of a rose! It blooms and blooms and the flowers are long lasting, huge and sparkly with a beautiful swirly form. This rose has a strong lemony soap scent, not my favorite but even if it weren't fragrant I would still grow this rose. It is always low growing, VERY low thorns, bushy, and 99% disease free year to year. The only drawbacks to this rose is that the stems aren't always strong enough to hold the gigantic blooms but most of the time they are!
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 8 JAN 17 by Badger Rose
It is true that during certain times of the year (midsummer) the scent skirts the line between citrus and Windex window spray. I had seen someone else post this same comment somewhere but I cannot find their comment any more to tell them that they were not crazy. The smell is very good in spring and fall, however, and it's a beautiful, crazy bloomer all growing season.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 7 APR 17 by Michael Garhart
Windex. LOL. You just made my night :]
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 10 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Fantastic reviews. I appreciate the excellent info. you gave on scent. Your honesty is admirable.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 5 JUN by DLEverette_NC_Zone7b
I was just thinking the same thing about this rose's scent. It reminds me of soap when I smell it. Good to know I'm not the only one, haha.
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Discussion id : 115-086
most recent 25 JAN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 25 JAN by davyjns
A "cadillac" of roses for sure but you have to really 'baby" it to get it to grow well. A pot with prepared special soil is best.
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Discussion id : 113-507
most recent 12 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 12 OCT by Geoffrey
For some reason I have Wagner as the introducer in 2010, but I have also had a thought that it might have been Swanes?
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 12 OCT by Patricia Routley
Geoffrey, you might find it helpful to skim through the references.
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Reply #2 of 6 posted 12 OCT by Geoffrey
Thanks Patricia, you have mentioned 'references' before, but I confess to not knowing how to access them. Hard for a fella to do this, but, teeth gritted, I am forced to so :D

So how do I check them out?
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Reply #3 of 6 posted 12 OCT by Patricia Routley
So easy Geoffrey.

Open the rose's file. Up the top you will see:
Photos Lineage Awards References Member Ratings....etc.
Click on References - and there they are - in chronological order with the earliest (first) refs at the bottom, and the latest at the top.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 12 OCT by Geoffrey
GREAT, many thanks for showing me the obvious! If you want to hide something from me, put it right in front!.

But this begs the question, why doesn't the main page show Swanes as the introducer? What have I missed?
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 12 OCT by Patricia Routley
I believe Swane's are part of a group of nurseries calling themselves collectively, Rose Introducers of Australia.
Often a nursery in NSW will introduce a rose there, and in the same year, the Victorian member will introduce it there and the Western Australia member ....etc. It is often impossible to work out just who was the first. And when they change the rose name to something they think will sell better in Australia......well, that's when the fun starts.
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Reply #6 of 6 posted 12 OCT by Geoffrey
Nothing like a clear answer that is like mud! However, this answers a lot of unanswerable questions as to plats' heritage.

I do thank you for your patience and your sage advice.

No doubt, I will be back for more :).
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Discussion id : 54-231
most recent 25 MAY 18 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 16 MAY 11 by Hei_hei
Does anybody know if this rose is going to be released in Europe?? Or if there is any European company associated wit J&P...
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Reply #1 of 12 posted 26 JUL 11 by HonzaPM
Please, we need this rose in Europe. Help us. :)))
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Reply #2 of 12 posted 21 APR 12 by Niels Plougmann
Totally agree - I am eagerly waiting for this White Hybrid Tea to make it here to Europe too. It is getting good reviews. I will ask Hans van Tage in Holland, Rozenkwekerij de Bierkreek to see if he can get permission to import it from Jackson and Perkins. Very strange that a rose with this name has taken so long to get here :-) - Many Jackson and Perkins roses are rarer here in Europe than - elephants perfoming - Le Spectre de la Rose.
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Reply #3 of 12 posted 21 APR 12 by HonzaPM
Niels, thank you for this information. Let´s stay in touch in case of any news you got.
I keep rose Annapurna in my garden, it may be simmilar to Pope. It´s fragrance is fantastic.
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Reply #4 of 12 posted 21 APR 12 by Niels Plougmann
I am sure we can get a nursery to import it if - Jackson and Perkins will allow it to be sold in Europe. It is rare to see a white rose -so pure and white since most white roses get spots due to rain or even just from the humidity that dew gives. And most say it has a very good fragrance too :-) So let us hope we can get it here by budding time in July/August - and then we needs to wait a year for the plants.
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Reply #5 of 12 posted 24 MAY 18 by Just-one-more-rose
Does anyone know if this has changed? I'm in the Netherlands and haven't found it online here or in Germany
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Reply #6 of 12 posted 24 MAY 18 by HonzaPM
Hi there, yes, this rose is few seasons already available in Europe. In Czech Republic it is sold by Starkl. They also have nurseries in Austria and other countries.
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Reply #7 of 12 posted 24 MAY 18 by HonzaPM
Here is the direct link.
https://eshop.starkl.at/edelrose-papst-johannes-paul-ii-1-stk/
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Reply #8 of 12 posted 24 MAY 18 by Just-one-more-rose
Oh, thank you very much! Perhaps HMF can add Papst Johannes Paul II to the names?
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Reply #9 of 12 posted 24 MAY 18 by Jay-Jay
Bij mij groeit ie in de tuin. En in Vilebranch Bramble.
It's growing in my garden. And in V.B. too.
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Reply #10 of 12 posted 24 MAY 18 by Just-one-more-rose
Oh, that's wonderful. What is Villebranch Bramble? (Google doesn't give anything) Do you by any chance remember where you bought it? The link above from HonzaPM is in Austria, with branches in Eastern Europe, but not delivering in the Netherlands.
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Reply #11 of 12 posted 24 MAY 18 by Jay-Jay
This is: http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=3.22186
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Reply #12 of 12 posted 25 MAY 18 by Just-one-more-rose
Oh, it's a person :-) Thank you
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