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'Sweet Intoxication' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 66-254
most recent 8 AUG 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 AUG 12 by nbate
The advanced search option doesn't really work. I am searching for any purple rose with a strong citrus fragrance. The first rose that came up on the 39 page list had a strong clover fragrance. I have been having this problem a lot. Any suggestions?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 7 AUG 12 by Lyn G
The ADVANCED SEARCH on HMF does not select fragrance for a rose by the fragrance notes that are often used in the descriptions, but only in the strength of the fragrance give by the breeder at the time of registration, or when they patent the rose.

To narrow your search, since you are a premium-member of HMF, you can add a few other plant characteristics. For example, you might want to add "class" to your search criteria. You could also add "introduced after, let's say, 1950 and that would narrow the search by setting a time period.

It takes a bit of practice to learn how to narrow a search, but once you get into it, I find it's kind of fun.

Reply #2 of 3 posted 7 AUG 12 by HMF Admin

Just a progress report. We've been able to replicate the issue you reported. It's always very helpful when someone provides a precise example. On the surface it appears the fragrance type (ie citrus) is being ignored. The Advanced Search is quite complex software so it may take a little time to sort out the problem, hopefully not. We'll let you know when we have it corrected.

HMF Support
Reply #3 of 3 posted 8 AUG 12 by monimoni
yesterday, u sent me a private message about Sweetness rose, i cannot respond because you have your peferences settings at not receiving private messages, so this is the only way i can contact you, if you want your questions answered you must change your settings and PM me back and i will be happy to answer.

Discussion id : 55-556
most recent 25 OCT 11 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 JUN 11 by Kit
Anybobdy know how big 'Sweet Intoxication' gets in Southern California?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 21 OCT 11 by timdufelmeier
My next door neighbor and I both have VERY wide (flower covered bushes) of about 31/2 feet. but the bushes have were only planted early this year. Does not look like it will be really tall but who knows in LA?
Sweetness, Memorial Day, Wild Blue Yonder, and Scentimental (which will grow into tree tops) planted in the same bed at the same time are all a foot or 2 taller, but it blooms better than them all.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 25 OCT 11 by Kit
I have to agree about the tendency to grow wide, I rooted a bud directly on sand under glass, and it sent all its initial canes horizontally in all directions before gaining even a half inch in height. This rose appears to root very readily, one of the few here in my coastal valley climate (like 'Sheer Bliss') whose cuttings retain all the original leaves in good health while rooting. In terms of flowering it is the most productive in its section of 'Rosa Californica' hybrids.
I put one in the ground in late June, it is now in late October about 4.5' tall x 4' wide and just hitting its stride as a bloomer.
Discussion id : 42-003
most recent 21 OCT 11 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 JAN 10 by CarolynB
Has anyone grown Sweet Intoxication rose yet, so that you can comment about its disease resistance, bloom frequency, vigor, and/or heat tolerance? I see it for sale at my local OSH store, and I'm interested, but I hesitate to buy a rose without hearing/reading comments from someone who has grown it.

The HMF fragrance description says "clover fragrance". Is that a misprint, and did it mean clove fragrance? Or is it actually clover fragrance?
Reply #1 of 8 posted 25 APR 10 by Springrosemama
Sorry it's been such a long time since this question was posted. I grow this rose in Southeast Texas and it's done well for me. Disease resistance has been pretty good so far this year, but I can't speak to heat tolerance yet. The fragrance is strong and citrusy to my nose. I still have it in a pot and it has bloomed several times, but no big candelabras yet. It tends to spread more than grow upright, though that might change once I put it in the ground. Overall, it's one of my favorites!
Reply #2 of 8 posted 25 APR 10 by CarolynB
Thank you for your reply. With regard to the pretty good disease resistance you've observed, is that with or without spraying?
Reply #3 of 8 posted 28 APR 10 by Springrosemama
Without - I don't spray. It did have some BS last fall when I first got it, but none yet this spring, and I had it fairly close to a few other bushes that did have BS rather badly.

Edit 18 MAR 16: I no longer have this rose, but wanted to add that it was only a first-year own-root plant when I posted above, which would probably account for the spreading.
Reply #4 of 8 posted 28 APR 10 by CarolynB
Good to know. Thanks!
Reply #7 of 8 posted 7 JUL 11 by CarolynB
Quote from littletxyard: "It tends to spread more than grow upright". I'm surprised to hear you say that, because I seem to recall reading somewhere that this one tends to grow in a taller, more narrow shape. Can anyone else comment on the size and shape of the bush, from your experience?
Reply #5 of 8 posted 6 JUL 11 by anonymous-871576
Just found this forum while searching for info on Sweet Intoxication Rose. To answer your question, it has a strong perfume fragrance of clove and floral mixed in. Heady and sweet and lovely to look at!

Would love to know of anyone's experience with it. Mine is in part clay soil and after a longer, wetter winter, it lost all leaves and is just now coming back a little. It is deciduous and I'm guessing the late spring delayed the blooms...(?). Will try an organic fertilizer now and observe.
Reply #6 of 8 posted 7 JUL 11 by HMF Admin
Please be sure to keep us posted - HMF is all about sharing our experience and insight.
Reply #8 of 8 posted 21 OCT 11 by timdufelmeier
Fabulous rose! Huge non-stop candelabras of strongly scented dark violet (quite unique) to med lavender flowers (blah). No disease in LA. A floribunda that performs like it's name and category would suggest. I barely fed mine and its sending up two huge flower covered basilar canes in late October! Have 2 friends who love this one too.
Discussion id : 44-885
most recent 18 MAY 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 MAY 10 by monimoni
Sweet intoxication was purchased from J&P as a fall container rose. So this would be its first season. Although the bush is very young, it is a heavy bloomer. It is already full with buds and has a few blooms on it. The smell mimemicks the name, it is a very sweet smelling rose. It is resistant to mildew and gets some blackspotting but very little. Winter hardy for zone 6 PA with mulch protection. I will give you a update on her growth habit over this growing season.
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