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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)
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!
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!
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;
Reply #1 of 2 posted 17 JUN 20 by Peter Harris
The present URL for this article is
Reply #2 of 2 posted 18 JUN 20 by jedmar
Thank you!
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.
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.
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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