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Discussion id : 123-791
most recent 7 NOV 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 NOV 20 by Viviane SCHUSSELE
Geoffrey Vers 1340 – vers 1400, écrivain et poète anglais. Auteur des contes de Canterbury
Discussion id : 94-133
most recent 30 JUL 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 JUL 16 by Diana B
What does the note "One of the English Rose varieties that has been replaced" on the Description page mean, please?
Reply #1 of 5 posted 28 JUL 16 by Patricia Routley
Superseded. See the 1996 Australian edition reference
Reply #2 of 5 posted 28 JUL 16 by Diana B
I appreciate your prompt response! I feel particularly dense, but I just want to be sure I understand what happened here. Are you saying there was another, completely different variety called 'Chaucer,' issued by Austin, which has been withdrawn from the market and replaced with a different variety, also being called 'Chaucer?'

Reply #3 of 5 posted 28 JUL 16 by Patricia Routley
Have you read the reference? It was written by David Austin and superseded was the term he used.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 30 JUL 16 by Nastarana
'Superseded' means he thinks his later roses are better. Some gardeners think it means the patent has expired and DA only wants to sell roses on which he can collect royalties.

There has quite a bit of discussion lately among American gardeners about DA's business practices. "Using the North American market for an ATM" was a typical comment; others have been far less civil.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 30 JUL 16 by Diana B
Thank you, Nastarana - that's very helpful. I had asked Tom Carruth the question, but he said he could only speculate. I didn't realize Austin was so controversial!
Discussion id : 6-771
most recent 17 AUG 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 AUG 04 by Cradoc
Yet another "replaced" variety!

This is an strong grower, free-flowering and healthy with delightful flowers which are good for cutting. Strong 'myrrh' scent. I live in a cool climate with dry summers and I wouldn't be without this rose in my garden. Many of the older Austins are well worth seeking out - don't be put off by the breeder now considering them to be inferior (as I believe this to be commercially motivated).
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