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'Blushing Lucy' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 81-194
most recent 21 OCT 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 OCT 14 by Unregistered Guest
Available from - Fred Lewis
Discussion id : 79-340
most recent 4 JUL 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 JUL 14 by cabin in the woods
(Some call Blushing Lucy a climber - others a rambler. Which is it?)

I have enjoyed growing this rose for several years. I don't understand why it isn't grown more.

The description section and one quote in the reference section call Blushing Lucy large flowered. It isn't. The flowers are small, semi-double and bloom in large clusters. They slowly fade to almost white in the sun. As with a previous comment here, I too smell very little fragrance. It's outstanding features are a long, profuse flowering period (starts last half of June); abundant, healthy foliage; and strong growth. I have used scarecrow sprinklers to protect my roses from deer for years now . The sprinklers are on guard duty from mid-evening to mid-morning, but can be set off by wind or road traffic also. The rose leaves get wet some during those hours, but BL has little blackspot. I grow these bushes as fountains and last summer they put on their best show yet - quite lovely. Last winter during an "arctic freeze" they died to the ground, but they're "own root" and are growing vigorously again. They're thorny bushes, but not bad. The spent petals don't fall off cleanly, but are easily shaken off. One bush has started 3 new plants from stems laying on the ground.
Discussion id : 40-500
most recent 15 NOV 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 NOV 09 by Unregistered Guest
From the pictures posted here it appears that it does not drop its petals after they've browned. Is that true?
Discussion id : 15-157
most recent 28 NOV 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 NOV 06 by Paul Narramore
Is this variety available in the UK? An email to the RNRS failed to result in a response.

31 May 2011 Yes, this variety is obtainable in the UK and I have a plant. Stunning orange/red flowers.
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