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'Dusky Maiden' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 78-178
most recent 11 MAY 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 MAY 14 by Matthew 0rwat
My own root plant has taken a few years to come into its own, but this year it is out pacing its neighbor, Valentine, a rose that has been in the ground one year longer. Flowers darken with age and obtain velvety red tones. A first rate rose that should be more widely grown.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 11 MAY 14 by Patricia Routley
Have a look at the 1953 reference.
Discussion id : 42-498
most recent 14 FEB 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 FEB 10 by Don H
Charming Maid and Dusky Maiden were initially rejected for patents based on a claim of prior disclosure in the 1954 ARS Annual. The patents were eventually issued after a successful appeal. See
Discussion id : 29-504
most recent 26 MAR 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 31 JUL 08 by Unregistered Guest
I really llike this rose from the pictures I have seen but it a true red or considererd red like Knock Out is considered red?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 31 JUL 08 by RoseBlush
The breeder describes it as "dark maroon-crimson". See REFRENCE for "Rose Growing Complete" on the rose page.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 26 MAR 09 by Jeff Britt
This is the real deal -- true blood red. It doesn't blue out at all (no fading to crimson or cherry red like Knock Out) and doesn't burn either. A first rate rose in all ways and really great, true red color. HIGHLY recommended.
Discussion id : 32-122
most recent 5 DEC 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 DEC 08 by Kiwirose
I have just seen this rose growing in the Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden in Timaru, New Zealand, and it is a stunner! The flowers are the deepest, darkest blood red. Very, very beautiful and immediately on my 'find room for it' list.
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