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most recent 17 MAR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 MAR by raingreen
What a wonderful specimen!!! Keep up the good work Rosaholic!!! Nate
most recent 25 FEB HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 FEB by raingreen
The flower looks like something out of a fairytale Jay Jay!!! Nate
Reply #1 of 4 posted 24 FEB by Jay-Jay
Thank You Nate. It is a really early bloomer but has an appearance with stakes and normally with light-green foliage. Repeats well.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 25 FEB by raingreen
You mean you have to stake the plant??
Reply #3 of 4 posted 25 FEB by Jay-Jay
No, the branches are like stakes. Upright and not very attractive. Pale green too.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 25 FEB by raingreen
Oh, understood. N
most recent 25 FEB SHOW ALL
Initial post 5 MAY 15 by Give me caffeine
Just spotted this one. Seems jolly nice. There's something I'm curious about though.

The size of this bush is listed as "medium". Does this mean "medium so far" or "medium ultimate size in good conditions"?

The reason I ask is that 'Reve d'Or' is listed as growing to 18 feet high by 8 feet wide, and R. gigantea is not exactly renowned for its diminutive stature. 'Manipur Magic' does not really seem suitable for bonsai either. 'Safrano' is more restrained, but still ends up a pretty good size if given a chance. So, as a casual observer, I'd instinctively think this one would end up around 2.5-3 metres high and wide if it was happy.

Edit: I just looked up the climate for Kodaikanal, and due to its elevation the peak summer temperatures are quite mild. I notice this rose is being grown in W.A and Houston. So, another question is how does this rose handle "real heat"?

I'd expect it to handle heat quite well, based on the parentage, but might as well ask anyway.

Edit the Second: I've decided I'm going to take a punt on this one and order one from Treloar this winter. It looks like a real winner. The parentage is just brilliant for foliage health, overall vigour, free-flowering and scent, so I really can't see how it could go wrong. I am going to be a bit circumspect about the claimed size though, and give it a bit more space than recommended.
Reply #1 of 6 posted 7 MAY 15 by billy teabag
So far it's modest in size and habit, despite all that vigour in its background but, as you say, it's too early to say anything with confidence and I can think of a few roses that spend their first few years looking compact and then find several more gears.
I have two 'Aussie Sixer' s in large pots, now three years old, budded onto multiflora. Both are about a metre tall.
Also have a plant on its own roots and one budded onto Fortuniana, both in the ground, but these are still very young.
It is impressively prickly and doesn't stop flowering here in Perth.
I love it.
It handles Perth heat - which is hideous - very well.
Reply #2 of 6 posted 7 MAY 15 by Give me caffeine
I actually spotted it via your garden list, when I started wondering what you grew when you weren't waxing lyrical about Teas. Nice collection you have there.

I'm surprised about the impressive prickliness, but it doesn't worry me. Good to know it's fine in the heat. We get similar temperatures to Perth, but a lot more rain in summer.

I'll bung mine straight in the ground and let it go nuts, with expendable padding to fill the blank space until it finds its feet. It'll be interesting to see if it takes off when given similar temperatures to Perth, but roughly double the rainfall.

It had occurred to me that it should do well on its own roots too, but I'll buy a grafted one to start with. Did your ones on multiflora come from Treloar?

PS: I must say I do find the name slightly odd. It makes me think of a Kiwi who devotes his life to categorising Australians on the basis of their naughty bits.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 17 SEP 15 by Balinbear123
We grow it up here in Queensland (Sunshine Coast). We planted one this time last year and it has grown to be about 2 foot (60cm) high. It does not appear to have to many faults apart from the prickles. It flowers pretty consistently and the flowers seem to hang on okay in the wet.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 24 FEB by raingreen
How vigorous did this end up being Billy? I'm experimenting with Teas in a 'waterless' (no water once-established) garden east of Los Angeles but need the large-growing types like Marie van Houtte, Mrs. B. R. Cant et al. otherwise they'll be too weak with the short winter growing season.

Any other Viraraghavan teas end up being highly vigorous??


Reply #5 of 6 posted 25 FEB by billy teabag
Hi Nate
Aussie Sixer continues to be of modest size on its own roots, on rootstock, in large pots and in the ground. No signs of it finding another gear at this time.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 25 FEB by raingreen
Thank you Billy! N
most recent 17 FEB HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 FEB by raingreen
Enrique, is this a late-flowerer like Rosa moschata?? Thanks, Nate
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