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jeffcat
most recent 10 SEP 18 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 23 MAY 10 by jeffcat
This rose has one of the strongest fragrances of all roses. Blooms are small, but moderately abundant. The center tends to have a creamy pink color upon the creamy/white edges. Fragrance is one of the strongest, if not the strongest, amongst 400 or so other roses I have compared it against.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 19 APR 11 by Hardy
Since fragrance is always contentious -- different noses give different results -- I'll throw in my impressions.

Out of several hundred roses smelled, there are a few others I'd place first for strength of scent... maybe 3 or 4. Several more she would approximately tie with. For fragrance *quality* it would also make my top 10 list, it smells wonderful. While many of the other top roses boast rebloom, most of the other contenders are sprawling or climbing roses, often quite thorny, and a few of them get huge. Some are sickly, or require lots of full sun, or aren't very cold hardy. Felicite Parmentier has none of those vices, making it a pretty safe bet in even a tiny garden, or in a pot.

So while I won't crown her the absolute fragrance queen, she might be the closest thing that's compatible with your lifestyle. Give her a sniff yourself, if you can.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 10 SEP 18 by AGBTG
Curious, what would your other contenders for top strength and quality be? I have yet to find anything stronger than rugosas. Being in a room with them can be nauseating and migraine aggravating. But from a distance their sweet smell draws you in like a moth to the flame.
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Memberjeffcat
most recent 8 MAR 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 8 MAR 13 by Charles Quest-Ritson
I am not convinced that Jeffcat's 'Marie Louise' is correctly named. Nor, for what it is worth, am I convinced that the cultivar generally in cultivation under this name is correctly named either. But there does seem to be a consensus both in Europe and North America that the name attaches to a bright pink Damask hybrid with full, flat flowers and weak pedicels. It would be useful to know whether anyone has worked on the problem - starting not from the many synonyms but from the cultivar itself i.e. trying to attest its correct name.

Jeffcat's rose looks to me close to 'Duchesse d'Angoulême' - does any one have any ideas on this?
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most recent 18 MAY 12 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 8 MAY 12 by Jeffrey
Jeffcat! Quick question: This photo appears to be in a residential garden. Is it yours? My Q is about the plant, scent, health and such. I have gathered seeds from a plant in a garden here in California. (I have an odd habit of sowing OP rose seeds.) It's helpful to me to know as much about the mother plants as possible. Do you have any experience with this rose?
Jeffrey
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 MAY 12 by jeffcat
It's in the Columbus Park of Roses garden. There just so happens that there are homes nearby. The roses has a very strong old rose fragrance. I mislabeled a rose I planted, and I may be in fact growing a young version of Marchioness of Lorne, so I will have to monitor how the plant develops as I believe that is what the rose that I have planted is.
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most recent 22 APR 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 22 APR 12 by jeffcat
An extremely underrated rose that does deserve more attention as was described on the description page. In the unmaintained garden in Columbus, it grows quite large and puts on a show of blooms that is hard to fathom by having more blooms than leaves. Very hardy, vigorous, and in Z6 Columbus, and if left by itself, can easily get to 6' tall and 10' wide and make a superb hedge rose. Definitely one to consider and I will have to catch some pictures of it in it's more mature state later and post them.
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