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'Jenny Wren' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 106-142
most recent 22 OCT 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 22 OCT 17 by Maurizio Usai
This is un update of my opinion on this rose: this is a STUNNING variety and I can't believe it's not widely grown!!

I lost my first plant of it because of intense drought in my garden at La Pietra Rossa - it was in a pot.

I planted two JW in my new garden in Petra Majore, and they are the most incredible performers there. I'm really impressed. Continuous bloom even in the middle of our summer heat ( and this year August and July were hot as hell!); the fruity scent is overwhelming, you can easily detect it from distance in the morning, or when temperatures are cooler. The flowers are born in great abundance and have the most lovely shape and colour.
Two years old plants are now approx 1,2 m tall to 1,5 m wide but I think they could easily double this size given time.
Very healthy.
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Discussion id : 56-175
most recent 19 JUL 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 JUL 11 by Grntrz5
Only a few inches left of barely green cane on a shrub that was transplanted this spring. It did not like the cold snap the midwest we received late spring, or the summer heat,100F everyday, even though it is was watered. It has received part day sun, but I am now trying to shade it during the afternoons to try to grow this plant on.

There are a few other polyantha around the area, and they are all doing very well. Maurizio's review of Jenny Wren sounded like it would do well here.

If fall comes with some much better weather, there might be a chance, or I'll repot the rose, and after overwintering it in our garage, I'll try it again in the garden next spring.

August 15, 2011 Sadly the rose has died; it never leafed out, and never bloomed. It is a thornless rose.
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Discussion id : 49-475
most recent 7 NOV 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 NOV 10 by Maurizio Usai
Very nice Poly-Tea, in the style of 'Cécile Brunner' and relatives, which positively surprised me.
It's a vigorous bush, with nice foliage, bronze tinted when young, becoming a light yellow-green with age. Graceful habit, erect but not stiff, slightly arching at the tips - I suspect it will grow much more than reported, to 150 cm (5') in average garden conditions.
Mine is two years old in a small pot, grafted, and it's average 90 cm high (3').
Healthy, just a little bit of PM if it's humid and cold.

Free flowering, even in the middle of the summer heat. It bears clusters of many delightful pointed buds, opening to medium sized rosettes, of a buff yellow, lighten to ivory white in a few days. There's also a good, fruity scent.

Bears many smooth, pale orange hips, which are a good addition in autumn.

Reminds me of a dwarf, bushy version of 'Mlle Claire Jacquier'.
A dainty Rose wich deserves to be better known and widely grown.
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