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most recent 16 MAR SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 16 AUG 13 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I sniff my 1st Duchess de Rohan bloom from Roses Unlimited. The scent is magnificent, no perfume can match .. just as good as Comte de Chambord rose. The bush is thornless upper branches, with tiny harmless prickles lower branches. VERY DISEASE RESISTANT pretty leaves, and grow tall fast. It blooms well in 4 to 5 hours of morning sun, zone 5a. The soluble gypsum greened up Duchess de Rohan and she bloomed more in my alkaline clay, pH 7.7. I bought it end of June as a tiny own-root, got 2 flushes before frost hit in mid-October.

Duchess de Rohan survived this past coldest zone 5a winter, many days below -25 degree. Was the 1st to bloom in May. Fantastic spring flush, even with less than 4 hours sun. This rose needs a high dose of potassium for it to repeat blooms.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 16 MAR by perpetua
How should I prune this rose?Can it be pruned at least one third in spring like a H.perpetual?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 16 MAR by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
This rose is best pruned AFTER BLOOMING, but NOT in spring. When I bought it as own-root in June, it was really tall (already done with spring flush), so I chopped it off by 2/3 and gave it SOLUBLE fertilizer, and it bloomed in July. Then it gave another flush before winter came in my zone 5a.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 16 MAR by perpetua
Thank you for your quick reply!
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most recent 16 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 MAR by perpetua
Bonjour!Auriez-vous la gentillesse de me dire ou vous avez deniche la variete correcte?Cette rose est tres belle.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 16 MAR by À Dieu mon jardin
Bonjour,
Ma variété provient de la Roseraie de Berty.
Il s'agit d'une variété hors catalogue et il faut attendre 2 ans après le greffage pour l'obtenir.
Cordialement
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 16 MAR by perpetua
Merci beaucoup de votre reponse rapide!
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most recent 12 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 12 MAR by perpetua
These shrubs are gorgeous!!!I'm only a beginner,but I too prefer to prune my h.perpetuals quite short,hoping to achieve the shape of the bushes in this picture.
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GardenMy Garden
most recent 2 MAR SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 26 FEB by perpetua
I'm not sure anyone will see this question,but I have no idea where to post it!Is it allowed to post tulip pictures in the my garden section?
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 26 FEB by Patricia Routley
If they are included in the overall scheme of your garden, of course, garden photos are always welcome. But perhaps not if your photos are of only the tulips themselves. This is, after all, a rose website.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 27 FEB by perpetua
Thank you for your quick reply!Most of my tulip pictures are indeed only of the tulips themselves,but maybe I can find a couple that include the overall garden scheme.If they don't pass muster,just say so and I'll delete them!
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 2 MAR by Nastarana
This organization, http://oldtulips.org/, is requesting contributions in the form of articles, pictures, etc. Maybe your pictures could find a home there.

Daffodil growers maintain a database, the charmingly named Daffseek, but there doesn't seem to be an equivalent for tulips.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 2 MAR by perpetua
Thank you for your suggestions!I'm no sure I would dare post on a specific tulip site,as I don't even know their names/types,but I might try to be more organized this fall.I am lazy when it comes to bulbs,so I don't bother to take the bulbs out after flowering,I just hope they will miraculously naturalize,which most of them don't.It's enough that I have my dahlias to dig up late fall/replant in spring!Every year I vow to stick to just roses,but I always end up buying more bulbs/tubers!I keep planning to buy hardier ones,plus my favorite,Striped Bellona.Meanwhile,I'll try to take ensemble pics this spring.
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