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Initial post 28 APR 07 by Anonymous-102978
I would like to share that this rose is quite hardy for a Hybrid Perpetual and comes through my zone 4b winters with little, if any, winter damage. As a bonus, the canes are nearly thornless, the flowers fragrant, and here it is very healthy. It is a very lovely rose. (see my photos i posted).
Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 DEC 11 by BrianH
I'm glad to know about its hardiness. I've moved to PA from CA and look forward to having this excellent rose in my zone 5 garden. Also, it was the easiest rose to strike from cuttings I've ever seen... Always nearly 100% success with little effort from dormant cuttings. Also, first flush of bloom on 8 inches of growth after 2 months. A real doer.
most recent 13 JAN 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 JAN 11 by jedmar
Wonderful! Looks like a Dijon-Tea.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 13 JAN 11 by celestialrose
Thanks! I really like this rose because it does look like a tea rose
but is hardy and tough in my cold zone 4/5 climate, where the tea
roses don't flourish.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 13 JAN 11 by Karen
Your roses are so beautiful. What kind of spray and fertilizing programs do you use to keep them so beautiful?
most recent 2 JAN 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 JAN 11 by celestialrose
This is the color pattern that happens as the bloom ages.
most recent 30 DEC 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 DEC 10 by Kim Rupert
What great shots of this marvelous rose! Thank you! Jack Harkness wrote of it in his great book, "Roses", that it was his favorite of all his creations. Good taste! Kim
Reply #1 of 6 posted 28 DEC 10 by celestialrose
Thank you, Kim. I also believe this is one of the most beautiful of roses and a true
delight. It always takes my breath away.
Reply #2 of 6 posted 28 DEC 10 by Kim Rupert
I don't see a list of what you grow, so you may already have it. My Little Butterfly is a self of Escapade and it grew well in Mike Lowe's garden in Nashua, New Hampshire, so it should be cold hardy enough for you. Of course, I'm very partial to it. Here is the link to it if you're interested. Thanks. Kim
Reply #3 of 6 posted 28 DEC 10 by Landperson
Kim, can you tell me what "a self of" means?
Escapade is one of my most beautiful and agreeable roses !!!!
Reply #4 of 6 posted 28 DEC 10 by Kim Rupert
Good morning Celeste. A bit of background...when you read a cross, the seed parent (mother) is listed first; the pollen parent (father) second. In the truest sense, a "self" would be where the breeder pollinates the flower with its own pollen. It is often accepted that when a rose forms hips by itself, the stamen have folded over the stigma and pollinated itself, so hips which have formed without someone placing pollen on the flower are usually called "self set".

I love Escapade and used it early on to learn to germinate rose seeds. Of all those which resulted from sewing the few hips I found on it here, Little Butterfly was the most pleasing seedling resulting. So, listing its parentage would be Escapade X Escapade. I've enjoyed how easily the plant flowers and how clean and easy it's been to simply let it do its own thing without requiring anything of me. I considered it a "tuckable" rose, one which could be tucked into any suitable spot in the garden and left to perform without any extra attention.

Several years ago, Paul Zimmerman emailed me that small, own root plants of both Lynnie and Little Butterfly survived ice storms in his nursery, in four inch pots on an exposed table for several nights without damage. Not too bad for " Mediterranean bred" roses! Both have received good reports from everyone who has taken the time to send their appraisals. Sometimes, something good just happens.
One of these days, I intend to create a short hedge of it in the garden...once there is enough level space and sufficient chicken wire to protect it from the marauding varmints!
Reply #5 of 6 posted 30 DEC 10 by Landperson
Thanks Kim.
As usual, your answers are generous, comprehensive, and understandable.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 30 DEC 10 by Kim Rupert
You're most welcome! Thank you! I believe that's one of the nicest things anyone has said to me in a long time. I am honored! Kim
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