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'Munstead Wood ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 160-263
most recent 9 FEB HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 FEB by FabGarden
In our zone 7b, NY garden this rose in large pots for approximately 3 seasons now. My experience:

-Dark red to magenta blooms (will post photos)
-Amazing fragrance for us; spicy + old rose; can smell from a few feet away
-Beautifully shaped blooms approx. 3.5"-4.5"
-Blooms a few times from Spring - Fall (even in late Nov.!) *We deadhead and feed 2-3x in growing season
- Not too affected by aphids or jap. beetles
- Recovers pretty well after rainfall
-Drought tolerant (in a pot)

-Japanese beetles and aphids seem to like this rose
-Can get a bit of rust and blackspot if weather is consistently humid
-Needs at least 6 hours of sun to bloom really well, remain healthy (no shade)
-Those thorns are brutal
Discussion id : 140-631
most recent 25 APR SHOW ALL
Initial post 22 APR by Steliosem06
Zone 10b, greece. In container, I use organic fertilizer, and the potting mix ive used is really good and its mixed in with manure. Theres no reason for this rose to not be fragrant, but it just isnt. Extremely disappointed. For fragrance, my benchmark is mr lincoln, thats what I consider a 10/10 fragrance, nothing has come even close to it.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 22 APR by Give me caffeine
I have 'Mr. Lincoln' and off the top of my head I can tell you three other roses that match it for scent. 'Oklahoma', 'Pink Peace', and 'Soeur Emmanuelle'. I'm sure there are others. :)
Reply #2 of 2 posted 25 APR by MADActuary
My Munstead Wood rarely exceeds Moderate in fragrance, and if it doesn't grow better this season it will be introduced to the shovel.
Discussion id : 132-746
most recent 7 MAY 22 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 MAY 22 by DLEverette_NC_Zone7b
I've had this rose in my zone 7b garden for a few years now, and I don't notice much fragrance at all. Disappointing, considering that's one of the reasons people rave about this rose. Its blooms are beautiful and it makes a nice bush, but I cannot say the same for its fragrance.

I can't help but wonder if this rose just isn't as strongly fragrant as people say.

EDIT: 9/15/22 So I was wrong. I moved all three of them out of the ground and put them in a single pot together as an experiment. Not only did they look like a single rose bush by the end of the season with a few longer stems growing out, but they bloomed WAY more often and had a noticeably more pleasant fragrance over time. I guess they didn't like being in the ground (red clay and garden soil mix). In any case, they went from being on the chopping block to being the MVP in my garden this year. Very glad I gave this rose another chance!
Discussion id : 119-815
most recent 19 MAR 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 15 JAN 20 by HeathRose
This rose keeps putting out many blooms despite not being very happy in my acidic soil (leaves show signs of deficiency) - though he appears to be healthier with every application of lime. Unfortunately instead of the rich dark red/burgundy colour I was expecting, the flowers are a very bright pink to magenta. But the biggest disappointment is that the flowers have no scent for me. This rose is praised so highly I am very happy to put all of these flaws down to the soil acidity, and our exceptionally hot summer (I’m in the Blue Mountains NSW and we have had a record breaking heat wave and drought not to mention the bushfires). Other people have commented on the colour being effected by heat so maybe the autumn bloom will be darker? Despite these conditions other roses in the same bed are much healthier looking and fragrant (Lady of Shalott and Jude the Obscure) so perhaps Munstead Wood is just a little fussier and may not be the best rose for very hot summers. I’m new to this so, any tips would be appreciated.

*Edit - Munster Wood is now a great performer in my garden with an amazing scent. I just think it was not getting enough water in the drought and may have had to be in the ground a bit longer to mature.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 28 JAN 20 by Magnus95
I don't think this is a rose for hot climates, in England the colour is a very rich, dark Burgandy and the fragrance is heavenly. Maybe consider moving it to a shadier location?
Reply #2 of 3 posted 1 MAY 20 by HeathRose
Thank you Magnus - I am going to do that this winter.
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