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'Cicely Lascelles' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 22-150
most recent 26 MAR SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 OCT 07 by Margaret Furness
Where does the description of its having a button eye come from? The plant in circulation in Australia under this name doesn't; and the photo taken in another country looks to be the same.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 21 OCT 07 by Cass
I suspect it's a mistake. It's been removed. How "peach" are the blooms? Is orange pink an accurate color?
Reply #2 of 5 posted 21 OCT 07 by Margaret Furness
Just pink. I know there is a question about whether what is circulating is the real Cicely Lascelles.
The description of Zara Hore-Ruthven also mentions a button eye, which doesn't fit with the rose by that name here.
22 October; looking at CL this morning, there is a slight orange tinge to the reverse of the petals until the flower is fully out.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 26 MAR by Patricia Routley
So, 14 years down the track, are there two ‘Cicely Lascelles’ around?
Nadene (March 25, 2021) and Margaret (March 20, 2013) have both added hip photos.
Member Give me caffeine in another comment has expressed surprise: “Those are highly unusual. It is actually forming hips there, or does the base of the flower just look like that?”

Member Smtysm(November 7, 2012) has added photos from one of these gardens (?)
Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden (St. Kilda Botanic Gardens) or the
Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden (Bulla)
which seems to have a narrow or bead-like receptacle. I wonder if this narrow receptacle can grow into the gigantea-type hip that I am seeing in Nadene and Margaret’s photos.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 26 MAR by Give me caffeine
When I said "highly unusual" I just meant that I'd never seen hips forming with that much of the rest of the flower still attached, so was wondering if they were hips or if they were just weird receptacles. In other words: unusual full stop, not necessarily unusual for CL (which I wouldn't have a clue about, not having ever seen CL IRL).
Reply #5 of 5 posted 26 MAR by Patricia Routley
Me neither. But I am still intrigued between the receptacles of CIcely Lascelles at the Alister Clark Memorial Garden and the hips of Nadene and Margaret.
Discussion id : 126-522
most recent 18 MAR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 MAR by Give me caffeine
Available from Ross Roses. Listed as ''Cicily Lascelles'' on page 6 of their catalogue.

I also notice that quite a few of the references refer to this rose as being scented to some degree. Overall member rating for scent is "fair". On the other hand, I have seen some claims that this rose has no scent.
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