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'Florence Ducher ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 122-684
most recent 20 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 JUL by Marlorena
My plant is young, about 2-3 feet tall, but so far it is virtually thornless... something I don't see mentioned in photos posted of mature plants..
...there are some tiny prickles on the backs of the leaf stalks [petioles], which are easily rubbed off... that's all..
...nicely scented, not quite like its parents but good enough.. foliage is clean and repeat bloom seems to be holding up... I'm impressed with this rose so far, and I think it deserves a prominent position, given its attributes..
Discussion id : 95-874
most recent 13 NOV 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 NOV 16 by thebig-bear
I have been in touch with Fabien Ducher for a couple of years, and he told me that the parentage of this 2005 Bourbon rose, "Florence Ducher", was "Madame Isaac Periere" crossed with "Madame Ernest Calvat". I asked if I could post this info, as I had seen that it wasn't on the relevent page in the description, and I thought that it would be useful to know. I always find it frustrating when the breeder hasn't given the parentage of a rose, so I know it will be appreciated by others, especially as, in this instance, it is a brand new, 21st century old rose. This is along the lines of what I am trying to achieve myself (new "pure" old roses with no modern varieties and only originals pre 1900 ish), and so was of great interest to me. Apparently, it does produce some seed, but not much, and the seedlings are not yet of a good enough quality for Mons. Ducher to release or further his ideas.
Hope this is of some use, and may I congratulate HMF on being such a wonderful resource for gardeners and horticulturalists.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 13 NOV 16 by Patricia Routley
Many thanks thebig-bear. Parentage added. Yes, it is frustrating for all of us and we need more people like yourself to continually improve the depth and accuracy of HelpMeFind. It is indeed a wonderful resource.
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