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'Claire Austin' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 125-700
most recent 15 FEB 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 FEB 21 by myd
This is has been growing in less than ideal conditions for 5 years. I have had to keep it in a pot. It has remained very healthy even through very cold winters. This last year I stripped the leaves in the spring due to blackspot and placed it in the shade because it was wilting in the heat. It grew beautifully in partial shade with awesome leaves and growth. The amount of bloom suffered, but I eventually moved it back into full sun and it put out a whole bunch of blooms. I think it really needs to be trained on an obelisk or something. I am planning to plant it in the ground next year, in the sun, and train it on something.
The fragrance is delicate and lovely.
The only thing I don't like about it is that the blooms shatter very quickly. I wish they stayed on the bush longer. Once the flower opens fully, I do not touch them or else they will fall apart.
Discussion id : 114-628
most recent 26 DEC 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 DEC 18 by Nola Z5a WI
Just informational David Austin Roses lists Claire Austin as zone 5-11.
Discussion id : 78-935
most recent 14 JUN 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JUN 14 by Leene
This is my Claire Austin's second spring in the ground. It survived a very harsh winter with little dieback, even compared to roses like Princess Alexandra of Kent. It hasn't bloomed yet, but it has plenty of buds. I purchased it as a 3 gallon own-root rose in March 2013, and as of June 2014 it's 5 feet tall. I guess it's a tall rose?
Discussion id : 46-399
most recent 18 APR 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 2 JUL 10 by Kathy Strong
This rose will not work in bouquets. It loses its petals almost immediately upon cutting. Nice blooms, but only when on the plant.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 5 AUG 10 by Fredrik
Mine drops its petals also while on the plant... After rain I find the whole bowl of petals beneath the plant. Will throw away this rose after this season.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 17 APR 14 by fleurdavril59
get the same problem with it, and was very very disapointed about that ! i kept it 3 years, then i throw it David Autin roses, but sometimes...he should not say "the best" about a rose that ends in 2 days !!!
Reply #3 of 4 posted 17 APR 14 by Kathy Strong
I only kept it one season. That was plenty for me. Fair Bianca is a better Austin white, if you are looking for an Austin white. If you want a white for bouquets and don't care if it's an Austin or not, get Bolero, the Meilland floribunda. Bolero is a better rose than any Austin white in every respect with a similar appearance and growth habit to everything the Austin marketing machine says about Claire Austin, which turns out to be much hype,little substance. I'm also liking Kosmos in that category, but it's a bit early to tell for sure as that's a newbie for me.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 18 APR 14 by fleurdavril59
thanks for your answer ! very usefull to me, and i will look at "Bolero" meilland with more attention. I love white roses, and always looks for roses good for flower arrangements, no so easy to find.
Thanks a lot !
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