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Initial post 4 JUN 14 by timdufelmeier
Excellent smell, size and petal count already on a small own root potted plant (that is less than a year old) from Heirloom. Has tripled its size rapidly; listed as a HT and Shrub in the Heirloom catalog.
Have high hopes for this one.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 4 JUN 14 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
I love this rose but in my climate without high culture, and on it's own roots, it lacked as much vigor as I'd like and didn't repeat as well as some. I think it might be better budded but I never tried it to be sure.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 4 JUN 14 by timdufelmeier
I was gone for the month of May, but I fed it (magum rose food) right before I left, with orders to water heavily. That 100 degree May heat wave + the food and WATER must have kicked in. Amazing G sent up 3 canes, 3x bigger than the original mail order plant. The few flowers on the little plant before I left were huge and VERY fragrant. Pretty unusual to get good fragrance (& size) on a runt own root one gallon.
I am hoping its shrub category emerges. And supposedly thornless!!!!!
Fredric Mistral own root is bustin out all over it's own root 2 gallon pot as well . Do u have it. I assert that the French Romaticas perform in LA better than the Austins or the English Legends: Peter Mayle, Yves Piaget, Marco Polo and Caruso are all work horses with better cutting stems. I hear great things about FMistral as well.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 4 JUN 14 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
I've heard good things about 'Frederic Mistral'. All in all my luck with Romanticas has been mixed but then it's been mixed period.

My roses make do with a third of the water they used to get and it makes a huge difference.

I'm sorry to say 'Amazing Grace' had thorns for me. If you get a smooth one I'd love to hear about it.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 5 days ago by Lavenderlace
All seven of mine definitely have thorns also.
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Initial post 5 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Sorry no roses but here are some winter flowers. It has been a lovely and warm spring-like day. However tomorrow it will turn cold again with freezing temperatures and cold east wind, snow warnings for Sunday. It has all become very boring, all the shops will be emptied needlessly of various food stuffs yet again. But, I don't mind sacrificing some of the flowers, the camellia flowers that are opened certainly will be ruined. With great excitement I have just taken delivery of a parcel from Trever White Roses.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 5 days ago by Marlorena
Very nice Andrew, I like the mixture of colours. I wish winter would just go away.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 5 days ago by Lavenderlace
Just beautiful Andrew, thanks so much for sharing!
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Initial post 5 days ago by Lavenderlace
I've salvaged this one by using it as a climber where a lot of blooms aren't required, though I wish that they would appear. Very clean foliage and really fast growing.
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Reply #1 of 6 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 6 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 6 posted 31 JAN by Elizabethspetals
Maybe, if you start early enough.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 11 days ago 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 6 posted 11 days ago 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 6 posted 11 days ago by Elizabethspetals
Oh, and mine are in full sun, so I’m not sure about shade tolerance.
Reply #7 of 6 posted 10 days ago by Lavenderlace
Thanks so much Lisa! It is your gorgeous bouquets that inspired me to get them!
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