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steve fritz
most recent 8 NOV HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 8 NOV by steve fritz
Dense climber to 11 feet in my eastern Carolina zone 7 garden. Will get black spot. Flowers are small and sparsely produced for such a large plant.
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RoseTatton
most recent 3 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 3 OCT by steve fritz
Contracted black-spot soon after planting. The flowers were attractive but lost almost all scent in the North Carolina heat. I was not impressed. I will not regret finding a replacement for this rose.
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most recent 3 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 3 OCT by steve fritz
In my zone 7 eastern North Carolina garden my summers are long and hot with high humidity. Every Austin rose I have ever tried contracted overwhelming black-spot. This variety was no different. The flowers are fragrant in cooler temperatures, but lost most of their scent in the heat. In most cases I will not judge a rose for black spot resistance until it has been in the ground in the same spot for at least three years. This allows the pathogen to establish itself in the soil and debris around the rose. Roses that appear resistant during the first two years often begin contracting the fungal disease in the third year. Young Lycidas began showing signs of black-spot almost immediately.
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most recent 23 MAY 17 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 16 OCT 14 by steve fritz
Interesting rose, Mine grew to about 4 foot high and 4 feet tall in eastern North Carolina. The fragrance was strong and pervasive, but many complained it smelled like strong laundry detergent. This was the same complaint I got about the fragrance of White Dawn.

The rose was a black spot magnet. And the few seeds I attained from its breeding were unimpressive. However it substance and the strength of its perfume keep bringing it to our attention.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 23 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Agree about the scent, Barbra Streisand has a better scent than Angel Face, and much more vigorous as own-root. Angel Face was really tiny as own-root in my zone 5a, and didn't survive its 1st winter. Grafted Angel Face was more vigorous (I grew both).
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