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'Royal Jubilee' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 118-944
most recent 1 NOV 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 OCT 19 by Magnus95
This rose in my garden has good qualities but also serious problems. The blooms are a lovely shape but there are few petals, so they tend to look a bit tired very quickly, even more so in rainy/hot weather. Repeat flowering is ok, nothing exceptional. The rose isnt particularly free flowering outside the main June flush either, even with judicious dead-heading. The growth habit is good but the leaves are small so whenever the leaves get disease and defoliate, you can very clearly see bare stems all over.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 1 NOV 19 by Marlorena long have you had it Magnus? this was not my experience at all.. I found this to be an exceptional rose but only from years 2 and 3 onwards... the blooms were large, scented and continuous flowering.. and really healthy foliage too... do give it a bit longer if it's new to you... I think you will be surprised, but if you've already had it a few years... then c'est la vie is all I can say...
Reply #2 of 3 posted 1 NOV 19 by Magnus95
I have had it for 2 years Marlorena, it's in a prime, sunny spot too. I havent seen any improvement, if anything it was better in it's first year! Even if it does improve in it's third year I can't stand staring at it anymore, it's disappointed me one too many times to survive! I've already picked out a replacement...
Reply #3 of 3 posted 1 NOV 19 by Marlorena
..oh that's a shame... but plenty more fish in the sea so to speak... best wishes...
Discussion id : 80-895
most recent 14 SEP 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 6 OCT 14 by Dinglehopp3r
Does anyone know when this rose will be available for purchase in the US?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 SEP 17 by mamabotanica
I assume you got a response but if not, it is listed on the David Austin website as available.
Discussion id : 102-110
most recent 12 SEP 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 6 JUL 17 by mamabotanica
anyone know if this does okay in hot and dry? I'd love to grow it here in Pasadena (zone 10).
Reply #1 of 4 posted 6 JUL 17 by Andrew from Dolton
It is classed as an alba (although it doesn't much look like one), they tend to get rust in hot dry sunny weather.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 7 JUL 17 by Nastarana
'Royal Jubilee' repeat blooms, so it is at least two generations away from an alba parent, and probably four or five generations away. I bought RJ and 'Lady's Blush' this year. So far--first year--I like LB better.

For zone 10 desert conditions, I think you might be happier with the 'Leander' group of English roses. If you want to try RJ, I would advise, plant in fall, with North exposure and afternoon shade, give plenty of winter irrigation, maintain with a heavy mulch and plan on irrigating through the summer--cooled pasta water, cooled potato cooking water, bucket from the shower and so on. Another good trick is to plant a rose bush next to a lawn, if you have one, so that it gets the benefit of lawn irrigation.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 12 SEP 17 by mamabotanica
How do I know something is from the "leander" group? I would love to have a good filter for what will thrive here in our heat. So far with roses I'm just shooting in the dark.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 12 SEP 17 by Andrew from Dolton
Check out the descendants of ‘Leander’ and their descendants too?
Discussion id : 95-618
most recent 1 NOV 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 OCT 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Does this rose make good cut flower for the vase? Thanks.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 29 OCT 16 by Jay-Jay
Yes, but only when You pick them at the right moment and accept that they don't last long, like most of the Austins do.
They make a good display floating like Lotus-flowers (with super-short stems) in a flat wide bowl.
Most of the Austins look good that way, combined (in various colors) with each-other too.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 30 OCT 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you, Jay Jay. If that has a good scent, then it's worth growing. Stephen Big Purple lasts a week in the vase, but the scent is light. I would rather have strong scent for 2 days like Duchess de Rohan rose, than a "plastic rose" for a week.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 30 OCT 16 by Jay-Jay
It's a very good citrus-rose fragrance varying as for intensity due to temp, humidity and hour of the day.
And yes, it lasts for just a few days. Some resemblance with a Dahlia, as for looks.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 1 NOV 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you !! I have Jude the Obscure in a vase now, so fruity yummy .. I want more fruity scents. Jude as own-root got killed by my zone 5a winter, I lost 4 Jude the Obscure as own-roots, and I hope my 5th one will survive this winter. Versigny is another fruity-favorite (like apricot pie) ... that died after a few winters, so I'll buy that again next year as own-root. What are your favorite fruity scents? Thanks.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 1 NOV 16 by Jay-Jay
I have no good experiences with own root Austins. They don't thrive in my garden, stay small and spindly/miserable. In contrary to bud-grafted specimens.
I like most fragrances in roses, except sewer/sewage, melon, "synthetic" apple, white spirit....
And yes, some roses do have these components as part of their scent.
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