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'Paul Délépine' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 72-836
most recent 9 JUL 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 JUL 13 by A Rose Man
Made some pollen measurements on this rose and found the pollen ranged from 28 to 49 microns, so I'd be fairly confident in saying this plant is triploid.
Discussion id : 64-047
most recent 5 MAY 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 MAY 12 by Laguna Lady
Just out of curiosity and my reluctance to discard a rose bush I continued to grow the mislabeled rose from Eurodesert. While I am not expert in these matters, as far as I can tell; this rose is consistent with Rosa canina. Perhaps it was grown for grafting stock.
Discussion id : 57-775
most recent 27 NOV 11 SHOW ALL
Initial post 7 OCT 11 by Laguna Lady
This plant has been a surprise for me. Purchased as a band this spring and now outgrowing a 4 gallon pot. Expected a more typical polyantha type but it appears to be growing more like a rambler. After some early spindly growth "Paul" has been growing long (now six feet and still growing) pale green shoots that have a fairly lax habit. There have been no blooms yet but the earlier growth has formed laterals. At first I thought that I might have been sent the wrong plant, but with a cross between Dorothy Perkins and Yvonne Rabier this may be the result. I will know more when I finally see some blooms. The HMF description did say upright and vigorous. If anyone has experience with this plant I would appreciate more information.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 27 NOV 11 by Tessie
I don't have Paul Delepine myself, but I saw several mature plants of it growing at Eurodesert Roses in Morongo Valley, CA this year in spring and summer. I'd estimate they were probably 2 feet tall, maybe 2 1/2 feet tall. Small mounds. Covered itself in blooms. I've got photos of it, which I'll look for to post here so you can compare. Not likely the best shots, but I took them for my own education and didn't spend much time composing. I really liked Paul Delepine, but it was definitely very polyantha in behavior and in the diminutive camp. I didn't see any tendency to climb or throw octopus canes.

Do you have any pictures of your plant? It does sound more like a rambler or even a climbing polyantha. Perhaps Excellenz von Schubert?

Reply #3 of 5 posted 27 NOV 11 by Laguna Lady
Thank you for the information. I'm sure now that this is not "Paul". Since it is sort of a "mystery plant" I will watch it until it blooms or until it get's in my way. I really didn't have room for another large plant since I got carried away buying hybrid musks and also received St.Elizabeth of Hungary as a free plant.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 27 NOV 11 by Rupert, Kim L.
Might this have come from EuroDesert? I picked up a Paul Delapine from him which turned out to be some climber with odd colored foliage, too. After it hit seven or so feet, I tossed it as it is NOT the polyantha. A friend grows Paul just a few miles from me and he verified the plant was definitely wrong. What it was, who knows? It wasn't what I had sought, so it went out. Paul has a very good reputation for good disease resistance in Southern California, which is why I sought it.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 27 NOV 11 by Laguna Lady
Yes, this did come from Eurodesert. It must be a twin to the one you received. I strongly suspected this was not Paul Delepine but I couldn't find much information about it's size. It's still with me as a curiosity. I wanted to see a bloom before I decided what to do with it. It seems to be very disease resistant, almost thornless; with slender grayish green leaves.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 27 NOV 11 by Rupert, Kim L.
I also found the foliage color attractive, but once I verified it wasn't what I sought for breeding and the plant obviously wished to devour the yard, it went away. It will be interesting discovering what it actually is. Please be sure to let us know. Thank you.
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