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Initial post 11 days ago by jeffbee
the flower is 7-8cm in size, with round petals forming nicely in good order(like Gold Celebration), the color is apricot.
I think the flower endures better than most Austins, it lasts on stem around 5 days. but the color does fade.
the shrub is small in size , and most flowers face to the ground , with makes you hard to appreciate the flowers.
It likes to flower, like most austin shrub roses.
the fragrance is only mild, with tea scent. As I am a fragrance lover, i won't keep it(send it to my friends)
Reply #1 of 3 posted 11 days ago by Nastarana
In the hot CA sun, Pat faded to a most unattractive pink color. Yuck. Weak necks and small shrub as you say and constant bloom, its' one virtue, IMO. I discarded mine after the first season because I couldn't stand looking at the faded pink.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 6 days ago by jeffbee
strange that i haven't seen the pink tone in Pat yet,it's just pale apricot(not orange), maybe due to the cold here(it's winter now, about 5 degree Celsius). IMO, Austin company is really boasting the fragrance of some of its productions.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 5 days ago by Nastarana
Where I lived in CA it got very hot and dry in summer and many roses faded in the bright sun. PA might show better color in a more temperate climate.
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Initial post 8 days ago by Gdisaz10
How is disease resistance of this rose? Only good?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 6 days ago by Nastarana
In CA the disease resistance was excellent. I don't remember even seeing mildew.
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Initial post 28 NOV by Nastarana
It never bloomed for me in CA, where it ought to have done well. IMHO, 'Polka', which has similar coloring, is a far better choice.
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Initial post 15 APR by Patricia Routley
How does "Miss Curry" differ from 'John Hopper'?
Reply #1 of 7 posted 16 APR by Margaret Furness
No flowers on my plant at present, but I don't recall the outer petals turning down like John Hopper's. I don't think my plant will get to be as tall or upright as John Hopper - it would benefit from espaliering.
When I walked down the row of found remontants at Renmark a spring or two ago, it was one of the few I didn't count as either La Reine family or John Hopper.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 16 APR by Nastarana
Has the found Damask Perpetual "Benny Lopez" made its way to Australia? It looks rather similar in pix to 'Miss Curry".
Reply #3 of 7 posted 16 APR by Margaret Furness
Not that I know of.
Another difference from John Hopper, with a question mark over it. My three established plants of JH (each with a different study name - it's a survivor) haven't been watered this dry summer, and have almost no hips. "Miss Curry", being a younger plant, has been watered, and is covered with hips.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 16 APR by Patricia Routley
Nastarana - I havent heard of any foundling roses from America finding their way to Australian shores. But thank you for your interest in "Miss Curry". Actually, I am seeing some resemblance in my foundling "Eileen Giblett's 15" to "Benny Lopez".

"Miss Curry" seems to have a very long and sloping receptacle - a la 'La Reine'.
I am unsure about the foliage. The photo in your garden, Margaret, seems to have matte foliage. At Ruston's the foliage appears to be almost glossy. Perhaps Steve Beck could chime in here on the foliage.
From his photo, the growth seems to be arching and lax.
Margaret, that is valuable info about the hips. Good photos side-on photos will help a great deal. Anything else about the characteristics of "Miss Curry" from anybody will help and I will add some details to the main page.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 17 NOV by Patricia Routley
Margaret, do you have any more photos of hips?
Reply #6 of 7 posted 18 NOV by Margaret Furness
Sorry, no.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 18 NOV by Patricia Routley
Possibly in late summer then. I am sure they would be valuable.
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