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Discussion id : 99-152
most recent 9 MAY 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 MAY 17 by AttleM
Available from - Regan Nursery in Fremont, CA
Discussion id : 82-938
most recent 2 FEB 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 FEB 15 by Claire
I am in Houston where for most roses it is a challenge to cope with the heat and gumbo and takes on average about three years before a rose decides if it really wants to live or die. Astronomia hit the ground running and has not stopped. It's about four years old. It has a huge spring bloom, followed by several smaller flushes with scattered bloom between. It always has a few flowers except in the darkest part of winter. Blossom size dwindles very little in triple digit heat. Also it keeps its leaves for a long time; they don't blackspot till the very end of their long cycle, there is always new growth of canes and leaves and I new foliage is reddish and quite beautiful. The flowers do well in a vase if cut in bud. As part of an experiment with a forsythe pot, I tried rooting some pieces of a long pruned cane this winter and I noticed it gets lots of quite substantial roots very fast (more, faster and bigger roots than the iceberg and natchitoches noisette cuttings I put in the forsythe pot with it, over a time period of about four or five weeks). The cuttings never dropped their leaves which stayed blackspot free through the rooting period and after I potted them up. Perhaps its root building capacity is its secret. I have noticed china rose cuttings are also easy fast substantial rooters, and these are generally reliable in Houston.
Discussion id : 66-103
most recent 28 JUL 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 JUL 12 by Judith C.
Also while we're at it: Grand Prix de la Rose SNHF (French National Horticultural Society) 2008 - 1st Prize - Floribunda.
Quite an impressive list.
Thank you.
Discussion id : 66-088
most recent 28 JUL 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 JUL 12 by Judith C.
Yet another award for Astronomia: Monaco 2012 - Rose d'Or - Trophée Piaget Rose. (Sort of 'Best in Show').

(I must say it really deserves all these awards ... a great rosebush).
Reply #1 of 2 posted 27 JUL 12 by HMF Admin
Thanks - did we get them right ?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 28 JUL 12 by Judith C.
Sorry, my fault. It's all the same award. I quote Meilland's blog here:
"Le premier concours international de roses de Monaco s’est tenu dans les jardins du Casino de Monte Carlo le 5 mai 2012. Concouraient 67 variétés de 18 obtenteurs de 6 Pays dont les Etats-Unis et Japon.
Rose d'Or Astronomia ® Meiguimov
Le jury international a attribué la rose d’or « Trophée PIAGET ROSE » à la variété Astronomia ® Meiguimov de la Maison Meilland.
Ce prix récompense la variété (toutes catégories confondues) ayant obtenu le plus grand nombre de points."
Hence: the correct name for the award would be the Piaget Rose Trophy, given to the 'Rose d'Or', the rose having obtained the most points in all the different categories. This was apparently the first international competition held in Monaco on 5th May 2012.
Thank you ... and my apologies!
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