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'Dick Clark' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 65-446
most recent 29 JUN 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 JUN 12 by Matthew W. Gerber
As my two bushes of Dick Clark finish their first bloom, in their second season, I am pleased with this variety. Each bush had upwards of one hundred blooms, they each reached 5' high and almost 4' across, even after pruning them in half from the first years growth of 6' high. The blooms are well-formed with perfect centers, great changing color, with a great backdrop of dark green, shiny, healthy foliage. The blooms last long in a vase. One drawback is that the canes don't always support the huge amount of blooms and bow over, sometimes breaking at the base. They are so vigorous that the bushes have basal breaks even before the first bloom finished. Wish there was more than just a slight fragrance. Overall, this is a real winner!
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Discussion id : 64-095
most recent 8 MAY 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 MAY 12 by monimoni
can anyone tell me if Dick Clark is the same coloring as Double Delight? I have two DDs and although i wanted Dick Clark i dont wanna purchase something that simular to my DDS.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 8 MAY 12 by Seil
No, they are not the same coloring. DD is a white/cream with a light pink to scarlet edging depending on the weather. It's phototropic so the amount of edging can very a great deal. Dick Clark is yellow with a more orange red edge and is not phototropic so the edge is always there to the same degree. I have them both and like them both very much. Dick Clark was fairly healthy for me last year and did winter very well.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 8 MAY 12 by monimoni
thank you for responding
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Discussion id : 58-288
most recent 15 NOV 11 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 1 NOV 11 by Ben Boorman
The description Helpmefind uses is "cream with pink edges aging to red" but mine, when cut, age to white.... On the bush, in the sun, they turn red. Comments?
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 1 NOV 11 by Rupert, Kim L.
Like Double Delight and others which darken with heat and light, Dick Clark will open white indoors and in cool, low sun weather and climates. As you stated, it turns red in the garden, meaning it "burns" with hotter sun and light exposure.
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Reply #2 of 6 posted 1 NOV 11 by Ben Boorman
I didn't ask the second question.... All the pics I see are red, very few pink. Even when I take a pic of it it comes out redder than the real thing... That is what surprises me about this rose. Of course it could just be my photographic capability.
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Reply #3 of 6 posted 2 NOV 11 by Rupert, Kim L.
No, not your ability. It is common for living tissue to photograph with a color shift. Your eyes and brain "see" the effects of light and pigment and interpret it as one thing. The camera records exactly what the light waves reflected into it are, so appear differently from what your eye "sees". It's very common when photographing purple roses for them to come out very red, though to your eyes, they are quite blue. You'll find many comments here in the Comments Section about that particular color shift.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 2 NOV 11 by jedmar
This is very frustrating with some dark red or purple coloured roses. Some expensive cameras have a possibility to adjust for this colour shift. I have found that the best (true-to-eye) pictures are made early morning with somewhat overcast skies.
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 2 NOV 11 by Rupert, Kim L.
That, or in the shade. The "blue" which makes them purple is Ultraviolet, most prevalent in those types of conditions. In traditional photography, a UV filter was commonly used to eliminate the UV from photographs so skin tones were warm enough and all other colors were represented naturally, instead of being too blue.
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Reply #6 of 6 posted 15 NOV 11 by Matthew W. Gerber
As it has already been explained, to some degree, some roses are photosensitive, meaning the flowers change color, especially when exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun. Most of us associate this phenomenon with 'Double Delight', but another more dramatic example in roses is 'Masquerade', introduced in 1949... check out some of the photos on HMF. The two bushes I have of 'Dick Clark' have flowers displaying color change in varying degrees, resulting from their photosensitivity, and weather conditions as well. The base of the petals is often yellow, depending on condtions... check out the picture I posted on HMF. It looks like a good variety. One of my first year bushes exceeded 6 feet. I am anxious to see what the two bushes do next year as they mature. Enjoy your roses!
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Discussion id : 56-308
most recent 25 JUL 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 25 JUL 11 by Matthew W. Gerber
As of today, my two first year bushes are thriving. A strong grower and prolific bloomer, the beautiful flower coloring shows well against the healthy shiney foliage. Well shaped blooms all have a good center. Just wish it had more fragance, which is only slight. Check out the photo posted today.
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