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'Bella Roma ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 95-956
most recent 19 NOV 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 NOV 16 by steve fritz
Bella Roma grows 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide in my zone 7 {NC} garden. It produces fragrant flowers at the end of long canes. Its sister plant Fragrant Keepsake is shorter 4'x4' and produces more flowers. Both plants require regular spraying. Both will still lose leaves even with spraying. Both plants are seed and pollen fertile.
Discussion id : 8-589
most recent 19 APR 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 15 MAY 05 by Gina Stepp
Everyone has a favourite rose -- I always find it interesting to ask people about theirs, I usually end up with another one to add to the ever growing list of roses I'd love to add to my garden. My personal criteria is: long lasting on plant and in vase, great scent, and something in the pale yellow to apricot range, although a bit of pale pink or cream in the mix is nice. I love the David Austins, but I can find a favourite in almost any class of roses. One rose I've acquired in the last couple of years that I love is Bella 'Roma, not only because of its magnificent beauty, but because it lasts a very long time on and off the plant, and has a gorgeous scent on top of everything else. I'd love to hear some of the other favourites out there -- if you post one, please also include the particular characteristics that make it your favourite. I'm always looking for new roses to fall in love with....
Reply #1 of 11 posted 31 AUG 07 by Warski
I 've just posted my thoughts on Love"s Promise (GF). If you look it up on this site, you might enjoy what I wrote as I enjoyed reading your reflections on Bella' Roma. Love's Promise has recently become my favorite rose...I know, that statement is always subject to change.
Yours Truly,
Reply #3 of 11 posted 31 AUG 07 by HMF Admin
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Your posts are a valuable contribution to HMF.
Reply #6 of 11 posted 1 SEP 07 by Judith C.
Have looked up Love's Promise (in fact a Meilland), but I can't seem to find your recent thoughts, Warren ...?
Reply #2 of 11 posted 31 AUG 07 by Judith C.
One rose that you might like is Double Delight - great as a cut flower and has a magnificent scent. Otherwise my favourites (maybe the list is going to be a bit long!):
Caprice de Meilland (for colour, bloom frequency, length of flowering period -early spring till beginning of winter, through boiling sun, drought, cooler, rainy periods, long stems with very few thorns, great scent, excellent in a vase)(Also, an afterthought, if ever it does become affected by BS - I don't treat my roses - the stems grow faster than the evolution of the disease ...)
Rhapsody in Blue (healthy, vigorous, great colour)
Chartreuse de Parme (colour, scent, great as a cut flower)
Carris (loads of flowers, long-lasting on the bush and when cut)
Savoy Hotel (nice smallish flower, fanastic in a vase)
Tequila (great colours, vigorous)
Carte Blanche (very vigorous, very long perpetual flowering)
I'd better stop there, I think, though I could carry on!!!
Reply #4 of 11 posted 1 SEP 07 by Warski
Dear Judith,
Oddly enough, Love's Promise had, just that day, replaced Double Delight as my favorite rose. I'm afraid, I shall be a fickle lover, as I continue to discover more and more. One shouldn't really have a favorite rose - a favorite group of roses would, perhaps, be more fair for all of us.
Your recommendations were wonderful and I knew none of them. I looked-up each one and was very impressed, grateful for the new information. Do you live outside the USA? If not, I've got more to learn than I thought. Thank you.
Reply #5 of 11 posted 1 SEP 07 by Judith C.
Yes, Warren, actually I do! I'm living in France. And it's true that it's rather frustrating sometimes, as some of the roses mentioned are not obtainable here. Fortunately with the Internet one can 'shop around' and, in the end, manage to find a supplier for most of them. I'll have to have a look at Love's Promise ... Thanks!!
Reply #7 of 11 posted 2 SEP 07 by Warski
Judith, I'm hoping you've found my listing of Love's Promise. I've recently changed my screen name from Warburton to Warski (I wasn't comfortable with the former being so close to my own name) so there might be some confusion at the site right now. I understand why the rose names you cited where baffling at first; thank you for letting me know you live in France. It makes perfect sense now. You did see that Meilland is the cultivar of "LP", so hopefully it will be fairly easy to get information where you are.
I'm particularly fond of the Meilland roses. We have Star Roses here (A Meilland Headquarters,so to speak) and one of their reps, Steve Benning, comes to our Rose Soc. meetings and lectures once a year. I will keep your list of roses and ask him his advice about seeing them, getting them. Thank you again, Warren.
Reply #8 of 11 posted 2 SEP 07 by Judith C.
Actually, Warren, I did look for your comments on Love's Promise, which as you say is a Meilland and easily obtainable here (for once!!), but the most recent comment was in 2006. Is that what you meant? Thanks!
Reply #9 of 11 posted 2 SEP 07 by Warski
Yes, Judith, that is it. I edited it recently, but originally wrote it in 2006. On occasion, I'll rewrite my entries if I notice something more needs be said. Oftentimes, surprising, new information comes as the bush matures through the years and I find it necessary to update the news.
For example, I noticed no fragrance from Love's Promise for the first 6 months so I wrote just that. When I finally noticed the strong fragrance, I was embarrassed at what I wrote and thought it only right to change the original observation.
I'm relatively new to growing roses and. I enjoy participating in the discussions on this site, but I'm bound to be wrong. So, when I am, I try to correct myself as quickly as I can.
Reply #10 of 11 posted 3 SEP 07 by Judith C.
OK, thanks, I see! And thank you, on behalf of us all, for keeping your comments up to date! I always look to see what people have said about the roses I'm interested in.
See you've got the bug too ... !! Roses are wonderful things, aren't they?!? All the best, Judith.
Reply #11 of 11 posted 19 APR 15 by AlZone5B
Bella Roma performs very well in my Chicagoland garden. I have several different plants, the grafted ones get5-6 feet tall the own root ones are shorter. Fragrance is intensely fruity- among the best. Repeat is excellent, and this is a fantastic cutting rose, lasts long in the vase, and on the bush. Long extremely thorny canes. A very upright habit. Can you tell she is one of my favorites?
Discussion id : 82-469
most recent 13 JAN 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 JAN 15 by Dad'sRoses
Here in Zone 9b, this is a great rose. The flowers are beautifully formed and good size. Love the color shading. Many roses seem have better fragrance in certain temperatures, but this rose pumps out the perfume all year, pretty consistently! A rose that never fails to please in my garden. Great rose!
Discussion id : 37-968
most recent 13 JUL 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 JUL 09 by a_carl76
I love the color the form and scent of this rose. It is a relatively healthy plant as well. The only problem I have is that it needs some very good winter protection in my zone 5b winter and even then, the winter damage can be severe. I still love it and it comes back every year, it just takes awhile to get to blooming size.
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