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Discussion id : 123-121
most recent 31 AUG 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 AUG 20 by johnm99
I am about to move and start a new garden, leaving behind about 200 roses. Of all of the modern roses I have in the garden, this is probably the standout, or in the top 3. Beautiful blooms, doesn't ball up in humdity / rain, super glossy health foliage, repeats really well, and absolutely gorgeous blooms. Fragrance is so hard to rate, but this would be 9/10. One of Harkness' best roses I have ever grown. (and, I can't leave this one behind - digging it up!)
Discussion id : 122-189
most recent 16 JUN 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 JUN 20 by Marlorena
..this outstanding, sweetly scented rose from Harkness Roses, has one strange habit, it has lanky growth, that's sometimes rather one sided... needing support... I should like to grow it much larger than I've allowed so far..
Some outer petals can get a little spoiled by rain, or insect damage - I pull those off.. otherwise, it's so terribly photogenic and deserves the best camera [not mine], and the best photographer [not me]...
Discussion id : 109-928
most recent 16 FEB 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 11 APR 18 by N. Pierce's Garden
This is one of my favorite roses; I now have four bushes. It is stunning in form in all stages, a creamy white with pale yellow or pale pink centers depending on the weather. It is a good bloomer and its fragrance is unmatched!
I was curious about its name....and because it is a Harkness rose, I contacted them to ask if they knew the background on the name and they responded quite quickly. They told me the rose was named in 2005 to celebrate the bicentenary of the Royal Society of Medicine. The use of Chandos House in London was passed to this organization by Lord Chandos in 1963 and they chose to honour his contribution to their work in this way. You can google Chandos House and learn about its history.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 FEB 19 by Jackie13
I had this rose, purchased from Hortico, and I moved it to a large pot, pruned it and lost it to a Spring freeze. I killed it! This was one of my favorites, so beautiful, possibly the best fragrance MY nose has ever smelled! Currently on a waiting list at Angel Gardens, there are quite few people ahead of me. Why don’t more nurseries carry this tremendous rose? I am in zone 6b NY, humid summers, and CB gets a little BS towards the end of summer. Hopefully Hortico will have it again in the near future. If you are lucky enough to have an opportunity to acquire this beauty, please do so, you won’t regret it.
Discussion id : 100-709
most recent 18 SEP 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 11 JUN 17 by Margaret Furness
Chandos (pronounced Shandoss); several possibilities. Chandos House in London (Wikipedia had an interesting history of it); the previous Dukes of Chandos or current Viscount Chandos; the Chandos recording company. Possibly more, but it doesn't have an apostrophe.
Reply #1 of 9 posted 17 JUL 17 by Lavenderlace
Thank you so much for the pronunciation! Does anybody know where to buy her in the USA? I checked Angel Gardens already as that was my only lead. Thanks!
Reply #2 of 9 posted 16 SEP 17 by jmile
I have this rose in my garden. I will be sending some cuttings to K and M Roses to be grafted onto Fortuniana root stock. If you would like me to send a cutting to Jim Mills at K and M Roses for you, please contact him and let him know and then let me know.
Reply #3 of 9 posted 17 SEP 17 by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Uh oh -- jmile, is the Chandos Beauty that you have the one that is purely ivory with no pink? There was an imposter going around So Cal recently that is not the real Chandos Beauty, and I would not want one of the few sellers we have left to get the incorrectly labeled plant. It should look like the one in Maurice Reybaud's photos. But the distinguishing factor is NO pink on the real Chandos Beauty. Which one do you have?
Reply #4 of 9 posted 17 SEP 17 by jmile
The Chandos Beauty that I have looks like the pictures from Maurice Reybaud. I think that I got it from Eurodesert but I am not completely sure. That would be the time frame that I got it. Otherwise I got it from Pickering or Hortico. Other than Eurodesert, I can't think of any place in the US that had it.
Reply #5 of 9 posted 17 SEP 17 by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
It was the Eurodesert one that I was referring to as the mislabel. The right one, which I also have, came from Hortico. Please just make absolutely sure yours is the correctly labeled one before distributing it to anyone for propagation purposes.
Reply #7 of 9 posted 17 SEP 17 by jmile
It isn't blooming right now---I will wait until it blooms and then put a picture on HMF to make sure. Actually I have three Chandos Beauty plants. I looked at my invoices and I got at least one from Hortico and one from Eurodesert. I do not know which is which. I thought they were the same but now I wonder. I know that all three smell the same but I haven't compared their color closely.
Reply #8 of 9 posted 18 SEP 17 by jmile
The third plant I got from Vintage Gardens 8/2011. Is this a true version of the rose?
Reply #9 of 9 posted 18 SEP 17 by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Most probably yes. I don't have any info that would indicate they had the wrong one.
Reply #6 of 9 posted 17 SEP 17 by Lavenderlace
Thanks so much for the posts!
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