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'Isabella Skinner' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 27-929
most recent 18 JUN 20 SHOW ALL
Initial post 2 JUL 08 by Cavallo
There is a reference to Isabella Skinner in American Rose Annual (1964) 165-166, which can be found at the following URL;
Reply #1 of 2 posted 17 JUN 20 by Harris, Peter G.
The present URL for this article is
Reply #2 of 2 posted 18 JUN 20 by jedmar
Thank you!
Discussion id : 120-148
most recent 8 FEB 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 FEB 20 by eihblin
Is this rose available anywhere in Europe?
Discussion id : 118-196
most recent 29 AUG 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 AUG 19 by Riku (nom de guerre)
A Dr F. L. Skinner real treasure in Canada to the cold zones rose gardener whose been looking for a climbing rose that is hardy, mildly fragrant, and a "continuous" bloomer with acceptable disease resistant (have not noted any symptoms, including mildew). Especially important is the traits of a climber and no hardiness problems. The winter of 2019 was a good proving of the stated observations of others as to hardiness (zone 2). The February average temperature was -18C (0F), never above 0 C and with a minimum of -30C (-22F).

Originally could not believe it was not a myth when read about the hardiness claims, and was a climber with repeat ... all true in my in Canadian zone 3 A- 4A garden. It maybe an excellent parent to produce more hardy, repeaters ... lack of availability in Canada needs to be fixed.

And as always YMMV in cold zones ... but doubt it.
Discussion id : 82-368
most recent 10 JAN 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 JAN 15 by Auntie_S
Can anyone tell me how Isabella Skinner (Victorian Memory) performs in a hot climate. I understand it is very cold hardy, but I have the opposite problem in my hot inland valley garden in northern California. I would like to know if it continues to bloom in warm weather, and if blooms crisp and turn brown in higher temps. Thanks to anyone who can help!
Reply #1 of 2 posted 9 JAN 15 by Patricia Routley
Probably Kim Rupert may be able to help here. But read the comments and references for a little more information.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 10 JAN 15 by Auntie_S
Thank you! Kim is always a generous and helpful resource for rose information.
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