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most recent 20 DEC HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 DEC by Cliff
Available from - agave
most recent 19 JUN 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 JUN 17 by mamabotanica
from my view it looks like it does fine with heat. Do the petals scorch? I can't tell from the picture.
Sorry, but I don't have a clue. I had 5,000 roses in the garden back then as well as 10,000 nursery plants and it's extremely difficult to remember details from those days.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 19 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I have Wise Portia as own-root, the petals are soft and it's best in partial shade. Young Lycidas is similar, but can tolerate full-sun better. Vase life of Wise Portia is only 3 days, versus 4 days for Young Lycidas. Roses that last long in the vase, can take full-sun & heat better. Veteran's Honor can take hot-full-sun, and blooms last a week in the vase. Chartreuse de Parme (RU summer sale) takes heat well and lasts long in the vase, it's a better choice for warm zone than Stephen's Big (a water-hog). The only reason why I grow Stephen's big is that my zone is too cold for Chartreuse de Parme ... both last long in the vase.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 19 JUN 17 by mamabotanica
Thanks for the tip! Will check out the varieties you mentioned!
most recent 26 MAY 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 MAY 17 by John P
Hi There,

My name is John, I'm searching for a Cleopatra Rose. It's reddish pink in color with white accents. I've called around 50 growers and had to luck finding one.

We lost our cat, Fuzz Face, whom we often called Fuzzopatra. We're hoping to bury her ashes with a Cleopatra rose as a tribute.

Do any of you have a Cleopatra rose in your garden? If not, do you know anyone who might?

I thank you for any of your time and efforts with this. Have a great day!

While I'm afraid I can't help you with regard to a Cleopatra rose, and I doubt you'll find one currently for sale in this country, if it's the name Cleopatra you're after, you might consider planting Canna Cleopatra, which is available from a number of sources and which is both easy to grow and very beautiful. Its blooms are a striking blend of red and yellow and it's a medium grower in terms of height. You can find links here:

most recent 14 DEC 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 17 JUN 15 by Michael Garhart
I regret not keeping this rose! Now, you cannot find it for sale. I got rid of it when I used to be an exhibitor, even though it is gorgeous.... sigh.
It's available from Palatine in Canada as of March 2016.
Reply #2 of 8 posted 7 MAR 16 by Michael Garhart
I saw that. Not enough to order to form an order, for me. Their prime roses sell out early. Like super early. They are THAT popular. So ordering 2 or less from Canada seems silly.

Don't know if you've ordered from Palatine before, but their plants are really terrific.
Reply #4 of 8 posted 7 MAR 16 by Michael Garhart
I'm told they are like the old Edmunds.
Among the best I've ever received.
Reply #6 of 8 posted 25 MAY 16 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Well, I bit and ordered from Palatine this year, and this Queen Charlotte was one I ordered. GREAT!!! plants they send. Much more robust than any other source for bareroots, past or present, including the old Edmunds, when it was run by the family.
Delighted that you agree that Palatine's plants are top notch!
Reply #8 of 8 posted 14 DEC 16 by Michael Garhart
I got my orders in as of this week. Palatine was average-size, but with very long, uncut roots. Hortico was Hortico, as per usual. Sadly, Pickering is no longer in business. Pickering was typically average-sized.

The old Edmunds was vastly larger in size. And that stands to reason, as it was in the 4th most fertile land on Earth, and in a temperate climate.

They all are mostly multiflora rootstock, which is superior in my climate. All of the Canadians do a short graft, which I prefer. I hate long grafts. Although I prefer own-root over all.

So far, from my experience, Palatin are not monster roses like the old Edmunds used to sell. They are quality, however. I do no like monstrous grafted roses, however, because they tend to take many years to look natural in the ground, as it takes time for their root systems to match the bulk up top.
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