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most recent 5 APR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 5 APR by ColleeninMhd
Good morning,
Can you please tell me more about your Marianne?
12’ feet tall is a bit scary! Is she in full sun? What is her shape/form?
Thank you! Colleen (zone 6)
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most recent 28 MAR SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 22 JUN 09 by Cavallo
First full season in the ground, and for such a small plant, it's blooming profusely. I've noticed the scent to be highly variable. Many of the blooms have smelled like Duchesse de Montebello with a sort of subtle, sweet, candy-like overlay. Early this morning, however, the most recent bloom to open smells powerfully and unmistakably of anise. I'd have said so even if I hadn't been expecting it based on the description here - it's that obvious. Very interesting. A rose to serve with absinthe!
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 28 MAR by ColleeninMhd
Based on your descriptions, I bought 3 Allegra to go under my sunroom! I would love to hear how yours are still doing. (As the snow still falls in Massachusetts). I am really looking forward to Allegra!
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most recent 18 JUN 20 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 2 JUL 08 by Cavallo
There is a reference to Isabella Skinner in American Rose Annual (1964) 165-166, which can be found at the following URL;

http://www.bulbnrose.org/Roses/breeding/Skinner/skinner_bit.html
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 17 JUN 20 by Peter Harris
The present URL for this article is http://bulbnrose.x10.mx/Roses/breeding/Skinner/skinner_bit.html
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 18 JUN 20 by jedmar
Thank you!
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most recent 16 JUL 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 JUL 18 by Cavallo
Does this actually exist? This is the only place I can find any reference to it. It would be marvellous, but I have never seen anything like it in commerce.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 16 JUL 18 by Nastarana
'Mary Rose' has been rumored to have produced red and striped sports. There was some online chatter a while back about DA buying a striped sport from an American gardener. I think neither have ever been seen in commerce, alas.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 16 JUL 18 by Cavallo
What a shame. I expect they'd be very popular.

In my opinion, Mary Rose is his best work when you consider all aspects of a garden plant. It would be amazing to be able to intersperse red/pinks/white and even stripes for a continuously flowering "York and Lancaster" display. How much more English can you get?
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