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Initial post 15 AUG 15 by johnm99
I planted about 40 Austin and 50 Kordes roses this years in a fairly small space - only received some of these in Mid May (those ordered from Austin's in Texas - they only ship once a year to Canada - normally I would plant in Nov-Jan here on the west coast) so May was very late. So, the plants are quite small still, but I have chosen most of my roses for fragrance, and these come out at the top. The colour is one of my favourites, the blooms are a good size although not huge, very attractive, and the fragrance is really strong. A lot of roses have a fragrance that people say "oh, nice" - but this one is in another category where most people say "oh, wow!". That is what I am looking for. Too early to judge bush size, but they were very attractive bushes when I saw them last summer at Austin's in England. A keeper!
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 7 FEB 20 by Emily White
This was very helpful, thank you! How are Young Lycidas doing for you now?
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Discussion id : 86-367
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Initial post 4 JUL 15 by Anita silicon valley
What an amazing rose! It seems to be in bloom constantly with wonderful fragrance and no disease in eighty degree weather and watering restricted to only two days a week due to our drought. It is in full sun; of course I mulched it.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 SEP 19 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you, that helps with my current Young Lycidas.
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Initial post 9 FEB 12 by Jerome Molokie
Having grown this rose for only 11 months now, I am very pleased with it. It has beautiful growth habit, lots of foliage (the description says "medium green" but to my eye it's darker, with bronze new growth and stems that stay a mahogany color - most attractive) and bushy habit. It does send out some longer shoots, but where I have it planted it is not an "octopus". Its flowers are very fragrant and produced with regularity. After the experience of these past 11 months - I liked Young Lycidas so much that I ordered more bare root plants to put in this season as well. A very nice rose.
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 17 AUG 17 by mamabotanica
Still doing well? I bought a Barbara Streisand own root hybrid tea for the lovely purple color and fragrance but in the photos on here some look more silvery than I like. Wondering if I should gift it to someone and plant Young Lycidas in that spot (Bright morning and afternoon sun but full shade from about 2 pm onward in my warm zone 10 Pasadena garden.
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 17 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Barbra Streisand as own-root gives me a hard-time in hot & dry weather. The color is dull-gray-purple. Leaves fried in full-sun at mid 80 F. So I moved Barbra to 4 hours of morning sun .. bloomed well with tons of acidic rain & flash flood. Then we got into hot & dry and I watered with my alkaline-tap water for only 4 days, and Barbra immediately broke out in blackspot (so wimpy as own-root). In contrast, folks report about Young Lycidas: 1) good for the vase 2) can take full-sun 3) leaves are similar to Sharifa Asma, and Sharifa Asma behaves well in hot & dry as own-root for me.
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 23 AUG 17 by Jerome Molokie
Yes...it's still plugging along. Great rose
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 17 FEB 18 by mamabotanica
How big is it in your garden? I have a small spot that I could fit a smallish rose in (3x3 ideally but 4x4 could work) and I know that Austins are notorious for growing to gargantuan proportions in Southern California. Does she stay petite or perhaps pruning to keep her under control?
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 20 FEB 18 by Jerome Molokie
I'd say it would be easily maintainable at 4 x 4 or even smaller. At least that's been the experience here at the abbey.
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