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most recent 29 OCT HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 OCT by Elizabethspetals
It’s lovely, Straw! I’ve just planted out a tiny rooted cutting that I received from a generous friend:) I hope my Barcelona makes it. I’m not normally a fan of red roses, but Barcelona thankfully has no orange tones to its blooms, more bluish. Yours looks great! I added some acidic planting mix to the hole, hoping it would appreciate it. I had made the mistake of planting the off white climber, ‘Penny Lane’ against my cream colored stucco house. The blooms just blend in with the stucco. I now have Barcelona in the foreground. Barcelona should really pop against the light colored stucco. Thanks for the great photo and all the wonderful advice!
most recent 8 AUG HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 AUG by Elizabethspetals
Wow! How did I miss this rose? I must have had it mixed up with another rose, because for some reason I thought it was a red rose. Boy, was I ever way off! It’s absolutely beautiful and your photo shows it off to perfection! Well done!
most recent 3 JUL SHOW ALL
Reply #1 of 9 posted 22 DEC by Elizabethspetals
I’m in So CA, just north of San Diego. My Princess Charlene de Monaco does just fine here as long as I give it plenty of water. The blooms do fade in the sun, but I cut mine for indoors most often, so that’s not an issue for me. I’ll warn you though, this rose shot up to 12 feet tall in 10 months. I bent most of her canes and attached them to trellises on either sides of the bush. This produced nice long, straight, laterals, each with a perfect bloom at the end. This rose is an arrangers dream! Nice long, straight, strong stems and beautiful blooms that last. The scent is unique and one of my favorites. I like it so much, I’m considering purchasing a second one!
Reply #2 of 9 posted 25 DEC by mamabotanica
That is incredibly helpful to know! Good thing I now won't plant it in a spot for a 3.5 ft tall rose. Wonder if it would do ok twining around an obelisk?
Reply #3 of 9 posted 31 JAN by Elizabethspetals
Maybe, if you start early enough.
Reply #4 of 9 posted 10 MAR by Lavenderlace
Lisa, have you heard of this extreme height anywhere else or is she just particularly happy with your soil and conditions? I have some coming and can't figure out where to put them! Better for full sun or can she take some shade? Is she picky about the soil? Thanks!
Reply #5 of 9 posted 10 MAR by Elizabethspetals
Hi lav! I’ve heard reports of over 7F tall in zone 7. Others have just said “mine is super tall, too!” If you don’t get any winter dieback, then I would think she’d get tall. She’s pretty narrow, though. My soil is alkaline clay, but my PCDM’s are grafted on Dr. Huey. I’d like to try one ownroot, and see if that might shorten her a bit. I do love her! You can’t find a better rose for cutting, IMO. Lisa
Reply #6 of 9 posted 10 MAR by Elizabethspetals
Oh, and mine are in full sun, so I’m not sure about shade tolerance.
Reply #7 of 9 posted 11 MAR by Lavenderlace
Thanks so much Lisa! It is your gorgeous bouquets that inspired me to get them!
Reply #8 of 9 posted 2 JUL by Lavenderlace
Update: After growing four own-roots, I would agree completely with elizabethpetals! Very vigorous rose blooming here in 108 heat index. The only complaint would also be the fading but will cut early and put in the vase, where they are very long-lasting. Thanks Lisa!
Reply #9 of 9 posted 3 JUL by Elizabethspetals
You’re welcome, Lav! I’m so glad you’re happy with them. They do fade in the sun, but I usually snap them up so quickly for indoors that I’ve nearly forgotten about that flaw. PCDM really is a wonderful cutting rose, isn’t she? With that fragrance, she’s near perfect, IMO, for bouquets.
Reply #10 of 9 posted 3 JUL by Lavenderlace
I'm going to do the same thing so I'm thrilled! Mine are still in the pot though because I haven't determined where to plant in case they want to be huge here also. But they are certainly vigorous!
most recent 12 MAR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 MAR by Elizabethspetals
Has grown to 3 x 5F at 3 years. Beautiful blooms that make good cut flowers. No powdery mildew in a place where PM is my main problem. Nice, healthy bush, with lovely, creamy, petal packed blooms. It reminds me of an Austin. No weak necks here!
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