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most recent 10 DEC 20 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 13 NOV 20 by Margaret Furness
I seem to have taken only one photo of the plant at Renmark, but I would think it is a bigger climber in warm climates than the description suggests. The top wire in my photo is at about 1.8m, and the plant extends well above that. Unfortunately that row is no longer being watered and may have been demolished by now, so I can't go back to check it.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 10 DEC 20 by sam w
I was just thinking this as I read the description. In my previous garden, I had it against a fence and it was easily over six feet tall there.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 10 DEC 20 by Patricia Routley
Thanks to you both. Height changed from 5 to 7 feet.
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most recent 12 NOV 20 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 12 NOV 20 by sam w
Among the colors I have seen the flowers pass through is a distinct mauve.
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most recent 7 NOV 20 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 NOV 20 by sam w
Like several other English roses, when grown on Fortuniana it can become huge. Mine was at least nine ft. tall and about as wide.
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most recent 17 OCT 20 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 7 NOV 19 by bumblekim
How much variation is possible based on root stock? There have been several "Site Guest Believes this is Incorrectly Identified!" lately.

I would like someone to post pictures of stems with thorns (old growth and new growth), leaflets, stipules, hips if any, sepals, flower anatomy, etc, and find out if the variation in the photos is due to environmental conditions, root stock, soil, or if it was purchased with an incorrect label.

For example, my Madame Anisette does the same thing as this rose- it is labelled as a 32" grower and mine grow well over 6 feet in height. My flowers and canes look like they are on steroids. It is definitely Madame Anisette because the fragrance is a giveaway! My Lion's Rose grows to 5'. My Sweet Victoria as well. All these grow as if on steroids in my garden.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 17 OCT 20 by sam w
I wouldn't give it a second thought. There can be tremendous variation in blooms based on a wide range of factors. The criteria the commenter gave for doubting the photo--color, number of petals, height--are very poor indicators of whether a variety is correctly identified or not.
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