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most recent 24 APR 19 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 28 JAN 07 by Unregistered Guest
Anybody have any luck with Elle in zone 5? Sometimes I'm willing to take a chance, but every catalog and book desription I've seen , except one, list zone 6 as the minimum. Otherwise I would have snapped up the one I saw 2 summers ago at Lowe's. Fell in love with the scent and big bloom.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 25 MAR 07 by arlene
My Wayside Gardens catalog lists Elle as growing in zones 7-10.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 13 OCT 07 by Mary
Yes, Elle' grows very well in Omaha, Ne. Go buy Elle' You'll love it, Mary
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 24 APR 19 by Nola Z5a
Mary, Is your 'Elle' rose still doing well and do you winter protect it? What size did it get to be? Thank you!
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most recent 8 FEB 16 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 3 JAN 07 by Ehann
I received this rose as part of the J&P test roses for 2006. It's very vigorous, and an upright grower. The color does not fade in the sun and heat. Great repeat, and good disease resistance. I'm strongly considering buying a few more and making a hedge.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 15 MAR 07 by Mary
Ehann, thanks for the good review on "Welcome Home", I will now purchase it from Moffet Nursery in St. Joseph,MO--Mary
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 31 DEC 08 by John Moody
I agree with Ehann about the fine qualities of this Welcome Home HT yellow rose. I also got my Welcome Home as part of the J&P Test Rose Panel. It was a standout from the very beginning. The bush is super vigorous and constantly putting on new basals so it has plenty of canes to really load up with beautiful, big, well formed, and non-fading medium yellow blooms on strong necks so they don't nod. I just wish there were a bit more fragrance. I rarely detect more than a minor whiff of scent from it.
I haven't seen any fungus on my bush from day one and it breezes through winter with more green cane left than not. I do spray for thrips in the Spring because they attack all the light colored rose blooms including the medium yellow blooms on Welcome Home. Cucumber Beetles seem to find it delicious as well, but they do so little damage I don't spray for them as a rule.
I highly recommend this lovely yellow rose for anyones garden.
UPDATE 11/2010 NOw I have grown this for 4 years I have grown to appreciate what a truly great yellow garden display rose this is. The bush continues to be very vigorous growing and healthy and puts up lots of new basals all year long. It continually puts up new basal canes for more and more bloom production. My bush now has enough basal canes that I could easily split it up and end up with two or three bushes if I so desired. The growth habit is pretty much straight up so it doesn't encroach on it's neighbors. It gets tall at about 6' tall quickly early in the Spring. I very rarely see any blackspot and have never seen any mildew at all.
The blooms are gorgeous butter yellow and don't fade at all even in direct sun. They have great substance and can have excellent exhibition form for those that show their roses. It does need feeding to help with the exhibition blooms but not too much or you will get muddled centers. The cut rose lasts for many days in a vase and on the bush for 10-12 days depending on the weather. The stems are quite long, strong, and straight under the blooms and are usually a bit thorny too.
I think the Fall of the year shows it's best blooms. It seems to like the cooler weather. The blooms are larger and a deeper yellow and still hold their color with no fading of color all the way to deadheading. The blooms get up to 6" across in size in the cooler temps of Fall as well. I even have flushes when the nighttime temps get down to the mid-20's which is quite unusual for a yellow colored rose. Most yellow roses are winter tender, but this one seems to be more accepting of it. I live in zone 5 north of Kansas City and don't winter protect my garden roses and they all seem to make it through just fine.
It is a shame this rose isn't more widely known and grown as I think it is by far the best garden yellow rose on the market today. For some reason it seems that J&P didn't really do much advertising of this rose compared to some others that aren't near as good a rose as Welcome Home seems to be. If you like yellow roses you shouldn't be without this one. It really makes a great display rose because of the large quantity and size of the blooms as well as the quick repeat between the flushes. The excellent foliage health makes it very easy to care for by the novice rosarian so it is a good starter rose as well.
John
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 8 FEB 16 by LonRob
We just bought this rose via mail order for J&P, and are hoping it will be as wonderful for us as its parent, Sun Goddess. We had her back in the '90's and she was magnificent in our front yard garden. Lots of sun and heat, being in Stockton CA and in full sun nearly all the day. If Welcome Home can live up to that, we'll be thrilled.

Best regards,
Robert and Lon
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most recent 2 MAR 11 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 23 OCT 07 by Mary
What an AWESOME picture of Modern Magic---wish mine looked like that !!!!!
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Reply #1 of 8 posted 23 OCT 07 by HMF Admin
Boy, that IS a fantastic photo !
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Reply #2 of 8 posted 24 OCT 07 by Lyn G
Mary......... I agree. What an awesome photo. No wonder I like striped roses.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Reply #3 of 8 posted 24 OCT 07 by Calif Sue
Thanks everyone, guess I should get this rose myself, I seem to be drawn to it every time I see it! I took the shot at Regan's nursery.
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Reply #4 of 8 posted 1 MAR 11 by Penelope
Somebody on Ebay is using this shot to sell a modern magic rose bush! lol. I saw the listing this morning.
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Reply #5 of 8 posted 2 MAR 11 by Calif Sue
Yes, I contacted them a couple of days ago about it as I periodically cruise the listings and they are using 4 of my images. No reply yet so I guess I need to step up my threat.
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Reply #6 of 8 posted 2 MAR 11 by HMF Admin
Please email the support department with a link so they can check if this is a repeat offender.
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Reply #7 of 8 posted 2 MAR 11 by Calif Sue
I believe in this case these were all taken from DavesGarden.com as one of my images was not listed on HMF but all were listed there. But you can do an eBay search for Modern Magic and see if he has lifted any others from here.

Update, I just checked and it looks like my message to this seller worked as all of the ones using my images have been removed.
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Reply #8 of 8 posted 2 MAR 11 by HMF Admin
Please email us the seller's name. If it is one of the repeat offenders we need to let ebay know.
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most recent 25 APR 09 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 27 JAN 07 by Mary
Where can you find Spring Break and Septerber 18th Thank you for your help, Mary
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 25 APR 09 by John Moody
I got mine from Hortico in Canada.
John
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 25 APR 09 by Mary
Thank you very much John---that is a great idea...I have been on their list for the past 3 or 4 years on those two...You are lucky---
Mary
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