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'Reine des Violettes' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 66-117
most recent 29 JUL 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 JUL 12 by Scottrose82
I have been growing this fabulous rose for 2 years now and it is incredible. Everything an old rose should be.Highly recommended!!
Discussion id : 61-753
most recent 5 FEB 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 FEB 12 by HonzaPM
I can see three (or more) different roses here in all the users pictures.
Discussion id : 54-917
most recent 7 JUN 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 JUN 11 by Blue Zinnia
Mine just produced its first bloom here on the zone 5/6 line, and it was RED--classic lipstick red. I assume I got a mislabeled one?
Discussion id : 2-605
most recent 14 MAR 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
Please can you tell me how the maintenance is for rosa Reine de violets. I bought her this aftermoon, and put him in my garden near rose new down on de same side.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 25 JUN 03 by Anonymous-1936
Reine de violets is an ungainly grower. Long arching canes, acting much like a climber.
Pruning of this rose, use the less is more approach. Mulch generously, and keep an eye out for powery mildew. He doesn't bloom much in the summer, but next spring he'll take your breath away.
Good luck
Reply #2 of 4 posted 21 OCT 06 by Anonymous-797
I wouldn't call it an "ungainly" grower, it's just not naturally a compact, bush-type plant.  It's a large, gracefully arching plant.  If given proper room, and allowed to arch, it will form short "branchlets" along its long arching canes.  And you will have blooms on those short branches that are coming off the main arching canes.  Beautiful.  This is what OGR's are all about. 
Reply #3 of 4 posted 3 MAR 07 by Unregistered Guest
Hello Reine des Violettes growers, I would refer to this rose as a 'she', as the name (as it translates from the French) means 'Queen of the Violets'! She is indeed a beauty, and I hope to grow her one day...
Reply #4 of 4 posted 14 MAR 07 by dand
This rose is a great candidate for "pegging", ie: bending the long, arching canes to the ground and fixing the tips to the ground with bent lengths of wire hanger. This will encourage the plant to produce more flowering shoots at growth buds along the cane resulting in a fuller, more floriferous bush.
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