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Roses, Clematis and Peonies
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Andrew from Dolton
most recent 26 JUN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 JUN by Johno
How common is it for Rosa Mundi to revert back to R. Gallica Officinalis?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 26 JUN by Margaret Furness
I think fairly common. See Orsola's photos at Hamburg. Ross's plant reverted.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 26 JUN by Andrew from Dolton
It often reverts, here is gallica 'Officinalis' grown from one of it's reversions.
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Initial post 26 MAY by christineb
Can you tell me how long this rose blooms in England or similar climate? I have read that it is one of the longer once-bloomers, but no mention of precisely how long! Thank you.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 26 MAY by Andrew from Dolton
About 4 weeks.
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Initial post 21 AUG 16 by Andrew from Dolton
These roses grow were grown from cuttings in my neighbour's garden, they was were planted by her mother in the 1950's as "one rose that changed colour". The plants are identical except for the flowers. I thought they may have been 'Magna Charta' that had reverted to 'Mme Gabriel Luizet'. It grows about 2.5m tall and has an upright style of growth.The fragrance is very good and it repeats a bit but our summer climate is cool and damp so it is probably not growing at its best. I wonder what other members think?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 MAY by Ambroise Paré
yce Demits at Tanglewood Farms says Magna Charta has very large layered blooms of light crimson.
The claim that it is the pink sport of 'Mme. Gabriel Luizet' is not supported by literature.
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Initial post 16 NOV 17 by Andrew from Dolton
It's interesting that some of the pictures of this rose show yellow shades and others, especially dee choi's photograph have pink tones instead. The plant I purchased from David Austin is pale lemon in bud during the summer opening white but in cooler autumn weather has a lovely soft yellow colour in the centres of the flowers. Definitely no pink anywhere, maybe warmer climates make a difference.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 12 MAY by newtie
The rose sold to me as Prosperity has a pink tint to opening blossoms that then turn white. There is another Pemberton rose,Pax, now virtually lost from commerce in the United States, that has a light lemon tint to its beautiful buds. They open to a warm ivory white. It is a sprawler that sends out long canes, so I assume it could be grown as a climber. Its leaves are more elongated than Prosperity's and take on a grayish green tint as they mature. I am growing both Pemberton roses and both are outstanding in humid southeast Mississippi, 60 miles North of the Gulf of Mexico. To me, there is something very sophisticated about Pax. The buds are relatively small with a very classic high centered shape that remind me of Ophelia but a bit smaller. The foliage is also interesting. It's a shame this very fine rose is being lost from commerce.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 13 MAY by Nastarana
Have you considered whether ARE might be willing to reintroduce Pax? It sounds like a winner for the American south.
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