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'General MacArthur, Cl.' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 111-381
most recent 11 JUN 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 JUN 18 by eihblin
Colour is such a subjective thing,and the words we use to describe it can mean different things to different people. Personally I would never describe the colour of this rose as "scarlet",which I think of as being a word to describe a red that leans towards orange. This rose is of a much "cooler " tone; I'd call it more "carmine"...just my 2 cents.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 11 JUN 18 by Patricia Routley
I skimmed through the early refs last night and the 1911 description might be more apt. What about if we change it to "crimson, shaded scarlet"?
Reply #2 of 3 posted 11 JUN 18 by billy teabag
I wonder if the colour of the blooms of 'General MacArthur' is very sensitive to temperature. In our garden, it is only 'red' in the cooler weather - as soon as the days begin to heat up it is closer to carmine or even magenta.
No complaints! It's gorgeous in all shades, as is the fragrance.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 11 JUN 18 by Patricia Routley
Thanks to you both. Colour for both bush and climber is now a mixture of old references and your observations: Crimson and scarlet. Carmine in heat.
Discussion id : 56-105
most recent 17 JUL 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 JUL 11 by Kit
Sure smells great - Lets see how it grows up!
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