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most recent 27 SEP SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 28 OCT 16 by jmys
I got this rose this spring 2016. Yet it won't bloom. The leaves are flawless and the plant is as tall as I am. I have fertilized it yet no buds?

Any ideas anybody?
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 24 MAR 17 by Beckareckarickerack
Maybe hold off water. It works for citrus trees.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 24 MAR 17 by Andrew from Dolton
Maybe try a high potash low nitrogen fertilizer?
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 27 SEP by bumblekim
Not sure but it's a theory: Mine went nuts both in height and number of blooms and my garden is one of those strange "very alkaline" soils. I think there is limestone mixed in. Hydrangeas always pink, etc etc. Maybe this rose wants alkaline?
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most recent 5 NOV 17 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 20 MAY 12 by Jerome Molokie
Etrusca was planted here in Orange County as small gallon plants (3 of them) in March of 2011. In May of 2012, all three plants are very large, close to 6 feet tall, and beautiful. It is very mildew prone for me here in Trabuco Canyon, but this can be controlled easily by moderate spraying. The foliage, when clean, is large and mahogany/burgundy in color, making a wonderful contrast to the orange apricot blooms. Fragrance is on the stronger side of moderate when the sun is striking and warming the bloom, otherwise very light. This is a rose that needs the warmth of the sun to coax the fragrance out. Here, it is also a rose that puts out growth and structure before it blooms a lot. It has, so far, only put out a few flowers, but now that it has thrown up huge canes and these are sending out side branches, it appears to be gearing up for a big flush. This is the abbey garden's second Barni rose (the other being Roberto Capucci) and I like what I've seen.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 5 NOV 17 by jmys
Thank you for your comments, so appreciated. Do you know the bloom size?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 5 NOV 17 by Jerome Molokie
They weren’t huge, and unfortunately the plant went into decline about a season ago and died. The Barni roses don’t like the climate here (too hot and dry, I’m thinking), and Roberto Capuci (spelling?) is doing poorly too. If I had to do it again, I’d put these two in semi-shaded positions.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 5 NOV 17 by jmys
Thank you. I appreciate the info. Such a pretty rose. I live in Oregon and might just risk it.
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most recent 20 JUL 16 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 12 FEB 16 by jmys
What is the bloom size on Black Pearl?
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 JUL 16 by Jay-Jay
Something between 3 and four inches in my garden.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 20 JUL 16 by jmys
Thank you.
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most recent 29 MAY 16 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 30 APR 12 by SteveinAus
If someone came to me and said they wanted advice on which rose to buy if they only had room for one, this would possibly be the one I would recommend (as long as they had plenty of room and they like the colour).
Just don't try to grow it in a pot though, as it won't grow anywhere near as well as it will in the ground, unless the pot is seriously huge and you water it about twice a day in the warmer weather. These produce lots of big blooms and they seem to need a lot of water.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 17 AUG 15 by jmys
I took your advice and bought Frederic in November. OMG is this a beautiful rose. Thank you.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 29 MAY 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Agree that Frederic Mistral needs lots of water. After a few years, mine as own-root died through a dry winter. When I dug it up, its own-root was huge, but got dried out.
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