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Discussion id : 125-221
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Initial post yesterday by veilchenblau
My favourite "pink". Wish that Austin roses would reintroduce this and Chianti. Even though they are spring flowering only they are well worth it. I had both Constance and Chianti side by side at my last house and they thrived on neglect and grew enormous. Everyone in our street commented on them in spring. And the fragrance as you walked down our driveway was a knock out.
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Reply #1 of 4 posted yesterday by Duchesse
I was just looking up the parentage of Prospero, and found Chianti there. One of Prospero's other parents, The Knight, has also been discontinued and not recommended except for collectors. Shame, I'd have been tempted.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted yesterday by veilchenblau
It's a shame they've discontinued so many of the older austins as I do really like them. They say the newer ones are more disease resistant, but I never had a problem with Chianti or Constance Spry. And the Pilgrim was problem free for me as well (and you can't get that here anymore either). I did have prospero as well and really liked it. I never had the knight, but with that parentage I'd be tempted too. I did find an Australian bred rose on the Ross Roses site, that I plan to order that looks really nice, St Francis Xavier. It has Francis Dubreuil and General Galieni listed as parents.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted today by Margaret Furness
That's "Francis Dubreuil (in commerce as)";. The true Francis Dubreuil is currently thought to be lost. So SFX is half Tea, not a full Tea.
Like its seed parent, St Francis Xavier does better with afternoon shade - the Aus sun tends to burn dark reds.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted today by veilchenblau
Thanks for that Margaret. I love (the rose currently known in commerce as) Francis Dubreuil! I'm ordering that one again too. I've got a patch near the back of the house that is protected from the afternoon sun for "burners and faders" I'm also putting in more shrubs/small trees for dappled shade here and there and for wind breaks. As we have really nasty dry gusty winds from that west that I think do even more damage than the sun. That wind can just frazzle everything.
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Discussion id : 123-710
most recent 6 NOV HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 NOV by Viviane SCHUSSELE
Née Fletcher 1886 – 1960 décoratrice florale britanique
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Discussion id : 123-709
most recent 6 NOV HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 NOV by Viviane SCHUSSELE
Née Fletcher 1886 – 1960 décoratrice florale britanique
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Discussion id : 119-232
most recent 27 NOV 19 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 27 NOV 19 by Srdjan Gavrilovic
Either not diploid or mistake in pedigree.
Both parents are suppose to be 4n.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 27 NOV 19 by Palustris
I've always wondered if the real parent was 'Belle Amour'. I grew the two plants next to each other for a while and noticed the flower shape and color is similar and the unusual fragrance (cold cream) is the same.
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