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most recent 1 JUL 21 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 JUL 21 by Sambolingo
I've ordered from Roses Unlimited on several occasions, and all plants (save a variety which I think was incorrectly passing for 'Omar Khayyam') were labeled correctly, in good health, and packaged securely. They have an excellent selection, and ordering via email is speedy and convenient. My orders were shipped promptly and arrived quite quickly-- I'd certainly recommend Roses Unlimited!
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 1 JUL 21 by Nastarana
I second the comment about true to label and good health. The plants I received from RU could have been better packaged. Mind, this was a few years back, and overall I was a satisfied customer. I do find that roses grown in the American South do struggle a bit to acclimatize to the cold and damp soils in my yard.
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most recent 5 JUN 20 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 JUN 20 by Sambolingo
A double pink, not the red or at least quite reddish tone of Slater's Crimson
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 JUN 20 by jedmar
Yes, foliage doesn't look like 'Old Blush' either
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most recent 20 APR 19 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 APR 19 by Sambolingo
Rose Listing Omission

R. rugosa variegata

I saw a variegated form of R. rugosa in Trevor Griffith's Book of Classic Old Roses (1986); I don't know if this might already be listed on HMF under a different name-- I thought I might check into it. I took a photo from the book that I could post. It is a typical-looking single rugosa but with some leaf variegation.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 20 APR 19 by Patricia Routley
I don’t think we did have it listed Sambolingo. So I have added it as ‘Variegata (rugosa, unknown, before 1986)’. Beyond looking in Trevor’s books, I haven’t searched for other references. (I’d spend half the day ploughing through all the other Variegatas). I can’t help thinking this might have been a R. Rugosa typica / Scabrosa type of rose with some sort of mineral deficiency like Magnesium.
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most recent 9 JUN 18 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 5 JUN 18 by Sambolingo
Sheffield’s Seed Company sells seeds of “Schmid’s Ideal,” with the description “This selection has been popular in Europe for many years as a rootstock for budding rose varieties.” Could Schmid’s Ideal be the same as Schmid’s Unterlage?

Link to the webpage: https://sheffields.com/seeds-for-sale/Rosa/canina////Schmid-s-Ideal///1307/Dog-Rose,-Brier-Rose,-Dog-Brier/Dog-Rose,-Brier-Rose,-Dog-Brier
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 JUN 18 by Patricia Routley
I have added a few references to both 'Schmidt's Ideal' and 'Schmidt's Unterlage'.
It seems Schmidt's Unterlage might have been also called 'Schmidt's Special'.
Some references refer to both Schmidt's Ideal and to Schmidt's Special, so it appears they were two different rootstocks.
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