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'Bishop Darlington' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 83-790
most recent 19 MAR 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 MAR 15 by Silvio D'Amicone
Available from - Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
Discussion id : 75-867
most recent 3 JAN 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 JAN 14 by Patricia Routley
In the 1927 reference Captain Thomas said of ‘Bishop Darlington’ “Hardy in Pa., 1917-19”, and so I presume he got to work on ‘Moonlight’ fairly quickly and that ‘Bishop Darlington’ had been bred by 1917. (I guess registered by 1926 and introduced by 1928.)

(I cannot find the 1916 p27 reference and think one of those numerals has been mis-typed.)

The classification has puzzled people. I am quizzical by the classification of HC in the 1927 p219 reference (sent in by the breeder) and can only conclude that it may have been a misprint for HT.
As from 1928 ‘Bishop Darlington’ was described as a Climbing HT, as well as a Pillar. Modern Roses 1 in 1930, probably picking up from the seed parent, and possibly without ever seeing the plant itself, called it a hybrid wichurana. Stevens in 1933 went with the pollen parent and linked it with the Musk classification. By 1940 Modern Roses II decided to call it a semi-climber, but the lure of the musk classification stuck and it seemed to remain a hybrid musk in the literature from then on, Lately Modern Shrub has cropped up once or twice. For me it grows most like a semi-climber and it is one of my favourite roses. I always have to go and say hello when I see the blooms waving around at me from the top of the bush.
Discussion id : 31-885
most recent 27 NOV 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 NOV 08 by redriverrose
Grew six feet in six months from a one gallon plant.
Discussion id : 10-852
most recent 13 JAN 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 JAN 06 by Cass's Garden With Roses
I first admired the Bishop at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, where it forms a nice 8 foot shrub. Will grow 4 feet the first season. Evergreen in my gardens. Blooms aren't impressive individually, but it forms a nice big flowering shrub.
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