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Initial post 10 JAN by Belmont
My understanding is that this garden no longer exists. Most of the plants had RRD and management decided to remove all the roses.
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Initial post 28 AUG 12 by Tammy-EastTN-6a
I believe that this is the same rose that Vintage Gardens sells as "Fairmont Banshee." Does anyone know if this is correct? High Country's website states that they believe that Jeremiah Pink, found at Fairmont Cemetery, is actually the original Banshee.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 JUL by Belmont
Jeremiah Pink is the same as the many plants of Banshee I have found in my area (Northeast Pennsylvania.)
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Initial post 31 JAN 18 by Belmont
This rose survives but does not get larger than 5-6 feet on a sunny wall in my Zone 4 location. The fragrance is wonderful but hard for me to describe. At times I thought it was lemony but there's much more to it than that.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 31 JAN 18 by Nastarana
The one I had last year literally grew backwards, which is the first time I have ever seen a rose do that. Not fertilizing nor extra water nor mulch helped.

If I had to guess, I think it might not be able to tolerate heavy or acid soil.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 12 MAY 19 by Belmont
Well, I do have both heavy and acid soil, so maybe that's true.
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Initial post 9 DEC 15 by Patricia Routley
Following the comments in "La Isla Bonita (La Palma, Canary Islands)". I am getting the impression that ‘Canary Islands’ is a foundling. At the moment it is not listed in HelpMeFind as such. ?
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 9 DEC 15 by scvirginia
It is a foundling, discovered in Texas; "Canary Island Rose" is the study name.

My understanding is that William Welch gives a brief history of its having been brought to the San Antonio area of Texas by immigrants from the Canary Islands, but I don't have his book, 'Antique Roses for the South' to give the relevant quote in the references section.

Virginia
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 28 MAR 18 by Belmont
I just came across this book the other day. There is not a lot of detail:

Antique Roses for the South, William C. Welch, p. 27

"This particular specimen had arrived many years before with immigrants from the Canary Islands. The immigrant rose had rooted well, forming a large thicket of canes."

photo caption:
"Greg Grant and Pam Puryear examine an old Gallica Rose in San Antonio as the owner explains that it originally came from the Canary Islands during the 1920s."
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 28 MAR 18 by Patricia Routley
Thank you Belmont. The reference text added.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 28 MAR 18 by Andrew from Dolton
It looks a bit like an unmossy 'William Lobb'.
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 24 MAY 18 by LaBrea/JoeO'Connell
thank you I had heard something similar
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