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Jukka K
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Initial post 22 SEP 18 by Jukka K
I’ve never seen a single hip on Felicité Parmentier before. Amazingly, this year I got two hips with seeds when I pollinated it with Lynnie. It will be very interesting to see if any germinate.
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Initial post 30 AUG 18 by raingreen
Preposterously pretty, Jukka! Nate
Reply #1 of 1 posted 30 AUG 18 by Jukka K
Thank you, Nate. :)
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Initial post 2 MAR 11 by CarolynB
HelpMeFind says this rose has a green apple fragrance, but Heirloom Roses says it has a lemon fragrance. Which is true?

I'd also like to hear more of people's experiences with this rose's disease resistance, bloom frequency, and heat tolerance.
Reply #1 of 8 posted 5 MAR 12 by rd8005
I have had Praire Star one season. It was an own root plant planted in May of 2011. So far it has exhibited good growth, little blackspot, and blooms on a frequent bases. Plant growth is strong for first year planting. Very pleased with abundance of fragrance, compared to other rose. Fragrance is apple/green apple, strong when first opened, but fragrance fades longer the flower is on the bush.
Reply #2 of 8 posted 5 MAR 12 by CarolynB
Thank you for your reply. What climate zone are you in?

I'm curious: Does this rose actually smell like green apples to you, or like something else? In my experience, roses that supposedly have a "green apple" fragrance don't actually smell like green apples to me.
Reply #3 of 8 posted 3 JUL 16 by Jukka K
To my nose Prairie Star (or the rose I obtained from a German nursery as Prairie Star) has myrrh scent. According to lineage info this one doesn't have Austin's Yeoman in it's lineage, so either I have the wrong rose or my nose lies to me.
Reply #4 of 8 posted 3 JUL 16 by Rupert, Kim L.
I think that depends upon the nose smelling it, as well as the age of the bloom and under what conditions. In 9b, mid California desert and to my nose, it impressed me as having almost a ripe grapefruit rind scent.
Reply #5 of 8 posted 3 JUL 16 by Jukka K
You are sure right, Kim. Just out of curiosity, how does Austin's Jude the Obscure smell to your nose? Because to mIne THAT is exactly grapefruit rind. :)
Reply #6 of 8 posted 3 JUL 16 by Rupert, Kim L.
Thanks, Jukka. I've not smelled Jude and don't have easy access to one. Austins require far too much water to perform, so I have none.
Reply #7 of 8 posted 5 AUG 18 by Toni Hall
Ahhh...lovely Jude the Obscure...lemon + myrrh....very rich smelling. I love it.
Reply #8 of 8 posted 6 AUG 18 by Margaret Furness
I don't pick up any myrrh scent in JTO; otherwise I wouldn't grow it. I don't know Prairie Star.
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