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'Alec's Red®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 106-530
most recent 15 NOV 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 NOV 17 by jeffbee
SUPERB rose! big blossoms(14cm), strong sweet lychee-like fragrance, very eye-catching red glossy petals.
and lasts long as cut flower~
Discussion id : 18-221
most recent 2 MAR 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 APR 07 by John Sheldon
Quite often passes on Fragrance to its offspring
Astor Perry told me to use this rose to increase fertility in offspring
Reply #1 of 6 posted 25 APR 07 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Interesting! Thanks John!
Reply #2 of 6 posted 26 APR 07 by John Sheldon
While I used roses like Mr Lincoln, Chrysler Imperial, and Crimson Glory to try to add fragrance to my seedlings, I found that Alec's Red is most often in the fragrant seedlings that I have kept. Far too often with the others the seedlings either lacked form or disease resistance and were discarded.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 26 APR 07 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Thanks John, yes, I love descendants of Fragrant Cloud but many have disease issues. I might play with Alec's Red. At least I won't remove my specimen for now in hopes I get to it one day. Fragrance is very easily lost as you know.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 26 APR 07 by John Sheldon
I used Fragrant Cloud for years as well but in the end I don't have even one seedling that I kept from it. Alec's Red isn't perfect but when I look at what I have kept, I find most are related to it. Good luck!
Reply #5 of 6 posted 2 MAR 16 by Michael Garhart
Too much 'Peace' in it for my blood. Same bs pattern here, and the blooms melt.

But I think it is a good "all arounder" type. But not for breeding.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 2 MAR 16 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Old thread! Yes, I've moved on...
Discussion id : 88-955
most recent 31 OCT 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 OCT 15 by jmys
Yes Alec's Red is a cherry red. At first the blooms where flatter and I prefer the high center exhibition form. But the color is really outstanding. Not a blue red but a bright red.
Well now on Alec's second year the blooms are very beautiful and have the classic hybrid form.
A very beautiful rose.
I'm just north of Portland Oregon.
Discussion id : 84-362
most recent 17 APR 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 APR 15 by npierce
I might describe this rose as "cherry red" and it is a keeper in my garden. My bush is grafted onto Fortuniana and it gets big and bushy, but not overwhelmingly so. The blooms are very fragrant, have good petal substance, nice hybrid tea form initially then evolving into more of an old fashion type bloom. My plant repeats very well with many flushes during the season and it produces many blooms during each flush. This is a great garden rose in my area and I would highly recommend it.
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