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'Souvenir de Madame Léonie Viennot' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 76-991
most recent 3 MAR 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 MAR 14 by John Hook
This rose troubles me. It has been growing everywhere around here reputedly for the last 100 years, over this period people have continually taken cuttings and started their own plants. My problem is that there are so many variants, Leaf shape and length, prickles, once blooming or remontant and flower shade. None of the clones are completely different though, they have usually only 1 variant
Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 MAR 14 by billy teabag
I share your experience with this rose John.
Different plants - even ones propagated from the same parent plant - differ in recurrence, habit, bloom size and form, petal and leaf substance and disease resistance.
Discussion id : 62-037
most recent 15 FEB 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 FEB 12 by vossner
I transplanted mine last fall and it quickly turned brown. As of today, it continues to be brown and I wonder if it will come from the roots. I live in houston area zone 9a, have never had a rose go "dormant". can't bear to think it dead. Except for this one, have never lost a rose due to transplant. Your commnets will be appreciated.
Discussion id : 50-969
most recent 22 DEC 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 DEC 10 by Patricia Routley

I watched my rose closely in 2004 and for most of the summer it always had a minimum of 3 or 4 flowers. Patricia
Discussion id : 27-362
most recent 15 OCT 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 13 JUN 08 by bob diller
This was the first tea rose I planted in my garden. I did not know what to expect from this group that spawned such a sickly race of hybrids in later days, but this rose has been a model of good health and has nice vigor as well. It seems to be a once bloomer, but Mike Lowe swears he has a reblooming clone, so I need to get that one to compare mine with. Even as a once bloomer, I would now never be without this beautiful rose. It has a nice fragrance too. I have an organic no spray garden and fertilize wth eggs (yes, chicken eggs...about 3-6 per rose broken and mulched over about 6-8 inches away from the base of the plant) and alfalfa(about 2-4 cups per bush as a top dressing sprinkled on the mulch around the base of the plant) right at the tail end of winter (about mid-late Febuary here in Richmond Virginia, USA), then fish emulsion(about 1 gallon mixed from concentrate per plant) as growth really starts to get going strong and again(one more gallon per plant) right before blooming begins. I then lay off all fertilizer until late August to no later than Sept 10(again, one gallon fish emulsion per plant mixed from concentrate), as roses here put on a tremendous burst of growth in the fall right up through hard freeze. This is the treatment all my roses get, and this old climbing tea seems to love it and is in no need of fungicides should others want to try her organically. She is in her second year and is 15 feet wide tied in along wooden post rails of a fence. I fully expect her to run the entire length of the 30 feet of fence she shares with some other climbers within the next couple seasons. She's just a superb rose and I live smack in the middle of the black spot belt that runs the whole length of the mid-Atlantic through the southeast coastal states. If a rose is a black spot magnet, it will reveal itself in no time flat in my garden and this rose has remained highly reisistant.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 21 JUN 08 by Cass
I would like to see a reblooming version as well. The spring bloom period is very long in my climate, about two months into early July. I wonder if that is what Mike Lowe is describing.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 13 SEP 08 by bob diller
This rose rested all summer and when I fertilized her in anticipation of our first precipitation in about 6 weeks from tropical storm Fay, she has responded by putting on about 10 more feet of width in just 3 weeks. ( I fully expect another 10 feet from her before the season ends!)I think I need to start some cuttings of this, as I have about 100 more feet of wooden post fence that I'd love to intertwine her with some pretty noisette roses like Celine Forestier and possibly Belle Vichysoise so I have some rebloom as well along the whole length.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 15 OCT 09 by balinbear
We planted 8 cuttings of her on a trellis last year and I added a another bit so the trellis posts are a "T" shape with wires running between the horizontal bars.

Leonie more or less instantly (it was the start of spring) grew over the top and burst into flower.

It has been pretty dry at our place and most of the other roses have been a bit slow to flower but not these plants.
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