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The Old Rosarian
most recent 6 DEC 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 NOV 09 by Unregistered Guest
According to Rogue Valley Roses, its fragrance and rebloom are both strong.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 22 NOV 09 by The Old Rosarian
To me there is a definite difference between these two roses. Blanche de Belgique is the stronger grower and has tidier, organized type flowers. Mme Germain makes a more twiggy bush and the flowers are fluffy looking more like a ball of petals.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 DEC 18 by AquaEyes
How funny to stumble upon this misplaced reply while looking up obscure roses!

The Old Rosarian -- perhaps you'll wish to copy this and paste it back under 'Blanche de Belgique'.


most recent 4 OCT 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 27 OCT 04 by Anonymous-20441
Has anyone grown this rose in a warm climate (southern California or equivalent)? I'm wondering how large this rose gets and how the blooms hold up hot weather.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 8 NOV 04 by The Old Rosarian
I have Flora Danica and it is planted in the warmest part of the garden. It shows no sign of objecting to constant full sun all day. It doesn't even bleach out.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 4 OCT 18 by jmile
I have a Flora Danica (Spellbound) in zone 9B. Mine is in full sun all day. It gets hot here in the Summer. We have many days over 100 degrees. It is doing great. It seems to love the sun. The blooms have very vibrant colors and hold up well.
most recent 26 MAY 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 MAY 18 by The Old Rosarian
Available from - Free Spirit Nursery
20405 32nd Avenue, Langley, BC, V2Z2C7 Canada
most recent 10 MAR 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 31 AUG 05 by Zaslawska
I have a climbing rose "Sombreuil" and would like to have one or two clematis climb with it. There are so many clematis to choose from! Any recommendations on colors or specific clematis that would complement the creamy white of the rose?
Reply #1 of 5 posted 7 SEP 05 by The Old Rosarian
Because the colour of Sombrieul is a beautfull cream, you could put any coloured clematis with it. It all depends on what look you want to create. As you know there are three types of clematis in regards to pruning. Because a rose has nasty thorns, it may be easier to plant a class where you just cut the clematis off at the bottom every year, such as the vitcella group. Plus you get more bang for your buck with this group as they produce a greater amount of flowers. Also the flowers are smaller and so don't overpower the rose blooms. Here are a few sugestions for this class of clematis. Etoile Violette...single deep purple with yellow stamens, Blue Angel...icy blue, petals look like crepe paper, Mme Julia wine red and Ville de Lyon...carmine pink. All these will grow without a lot of trouble. If you have never grown clematis before, then try jackmanii Polish Spirit, it will grow if you just drop it on the ground. The colour is a rich royal purple.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 17 SEP 05 by Unregistered Guest
Thank you so much for your input, especially regarding pruning. There are so many lovely clematis - your comments will help narrow down the choice!
Reply #5 of 5 posted 10 MAR 18 by REB
Thank You. Very helpful. I will try Blue Angel Clematis with my Pearly Gates Climbers.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 7 OCT 09 by oakslesly
I am considering purchasing a climbing Sombreuil (sic) What has been your experience regarding frequency of blooms, fragrance, etc? I live in southern California. Thanks for your help.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 11 OCT 09 by Jeff Britt
I have Sombreuil (two actually) planted on a long pergola. In coastal Northern California, I get 4 to 5 flushes of roses a season. If you deadhead promptly, the flushes are quicker to come. The scent is lovely, a spicy and sweet fragrance that though isn't strong, it carries well and is surprisingly persistent. For my money, this is the best white reblooming climber there is.

And, I grow Clematis Jackmani and C. Polish Spirit up my Sombreuil. They look sensatinonal and I just whack them back to about 2 feet tall when I prune Sombreuil in January.

My only caviat with Sombreuil is it seems to be irresistable to thrips.

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