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'Bloomfield Dainty' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 116-599
most recent 6 MAY 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 MAY 19 by Patricia Routley
Is there an explanation for the bloom sizes mentioned in the following references?
1916: one inch wide
1936: medium sized blooms
1940: two Inch, large blooms.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 6 MAY 19 by jedmar
Possibly the same thing happened as with 'Bloomfield Abundance'. After Capt. Thomas' death in 1932 and the destruction of his mother plants, plants in commerce got mixed up. We have to compare pre- and post-1932 descriptions.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 MAY 19 by Patricia Routley
Thanks Jedmar. I’ve searched but only found a 1925 and a 1931 reference before that date, neither of which mention the size. I just don’t have the early American literature that is needed here. I will add all references when I can.
Discussion id : 76-193
most recent 23 JAN 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JAN 14 by Michael Garhart
'The Magician' is a good substitute, if you want a climber. I find it superior to Flutterbye, with the grace of B.D.
Discussion id : 64-930
most recent 10 JUN 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 JUN 12 by Nastarana
I bought this rose two years ago at the Garden of Legend and Romance. It has so far survived two winters, one with snow cover and one milder winter, temps the first winter down to about -20F, or a few degrees colder, with minimal covering.

So far it has not climbed, but behaves more like a floribunda. Bloom is steady all summer; I do see some BS, but not enough to defoliate the plant.
Reply #1 of 6 posted 9 JUN 12 by Lyn G
Climbing roses generally tend to build a large root mass before they begin to put on top growth. Since the rose has been in the ground for two years, this may be the year that it leaps.

Please let us know as the season progresses.

Reply #2 of 6 posted 10 JUN 12 by Patricia Routley
I am not sure that it is going to leap far Lyn. Up to 10' (as the main page says) seems a bit too high. I can find one reference which quotes 6 to 8 ft (The Old Rose Adventurer, p363) and the usual height seems to be about 5 feet.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 10 JUN 12 by Lyn G
Hi Patricia...

You are right, I was making a couple of assumptions. I thought the plant might be between 3 and 4 feet and that it was more of a climber. Thanks for the heads-up.

Reply #4 of 6 posted 10 JUN 12 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
It got 10' here and climbed just fine. When it's happy in a mild climate, it gets big. Unfortunately it was too vigorous and I let it go. Mine was own-root.
Reply #5 of 6 posted 10 JUN 12 by Lyn G
Yes. I understand. I remember how large the plant was at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden when I did some volunteer work there several years ago.

Reply #6 of 6 posted 10 JUN 12 by Patricia Routley
It is good to get a confirmation of the 10' height.
Discussion id : 10-955
most recent 21 JAN 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 JAN 06 by Debby
This is a delightful Hybrid Musk in my garden. It is never without bloom, the petals have a wavy edge to them making them look like butterlies. They do fade in the sun, making it look like a multicolored mass of butterflies along the lines of a yellow/pink Mutabilis.
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