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most recent 11 JUL SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 20 FEB 18 by Mich, Fremont, CA
Available from - Heirloom Roses
https://www.heirloomroses.com/roses/new/purple-fragrancia.html?utm_campaign=82407_2%2F20%2F18%3A%20New%20Introduction-Purple%20F
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 22 FEB 18 by Lavenderlace
Heirloom's site calls this exceptionally fragrant while the HMF lists it as moderate. Does anybody know which one is accurate and also the size of the blooms? Thanks!
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 11 JUL by Desertgarden561
I would call it moderately fragrant.
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most recent 21 APR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 20 APR by Desertgarden561
Can anyone provide information regarding Mlle. de Sombreuil's disease resistance?

TIA
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 20 APR by Margaret Furness
I grow "Carlesruhe cemetery Maria Bruhn", which is said to match roses grown as Mlle de Sombreuil. It's healthy in my no-spray garden, zone 9b, Mediterranean-type climate.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 20 APR by Desertgarden561
Thank you for responding. I am also wondering how well Mlle. de Sombreuil performs in humid Southern climates?
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 21 APR by Rupert, Kim L.
Better than average mildew resistance unless extremely water stressed. Very good rust resistance with some black spot showing up late in the season on old foliage. That is in Zone 9b, Central California Coast, nine miles from the Pacific Ocean with extreme marine influence.
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most recent 18 SEP SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 3 SEP by Desertgarden561
Can this rose be grown as a free-standing shrub?
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 SEP by Deborah Petersen
No way to know for sure, having not tried it myself or heard of anyone who has, but I think it wouldn't be too easy to deal with, growing that way. A mature plant throws out long, relatively lax canes (10'+), which readily take advantage of any upward support they find (I have to spend time keeping it out of surrounding small trees and keeping it on its own support), while the main trunk is still not that substantial, even after some years (unlike Mme. Alfred Carriere, which has hefty main trunks and can be trained to be freestanding). It would be a sprawling, very thorny thing with massive amounts of biomass, I think (maybe cascading down a hill would work?). Its response to pruning is vigorous production of more long canes so I tend to cut a cane off entirely if I want to stop it from going some direction.
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most recent 24 AUG 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 AUG 18 by Desertgarden561
I received notification of a private message from RainGreen today but cannot access it. The notification was NOT sent to the email I use o.ford42@gmail.com... which is on my active account, but was sent to orlinza42@me.com (an account that should have been deleted)


Please advise.
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