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most recent 27 AUG SHOW ALL
Initial post 11 JUL 18 by jeffbee
one of my favorite. this is a rose I would recomend to everyone.
I am a nose-roser, fragrance is one of my top standard for roses.
JC is one of the best fragrance supplier.
its fragrance is always strong, with lemon+stawberry+cream(in colder times). so the flower smells like stawberry cream cake. delicious~
the flower is bi-colored, the upper side of the petal is pink, with yellow in the center of the bloom, making the flowers look like glowing.
and the arrangement of the petals is divine~! so harmonious
JC does not grow fast, but strangely , it's still very remonant, with above-average bloom quantity.
in my experience, JC likes loose soil with better drainage(comparing to other austins)
JC grows slower, so a bit more nutrients would help.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 26 AUG by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you for your experience !!
Reply #2 of 2 posted 27 AUG by Nastarana
Jeffbee, could you tell us something about the climate in your part of China? The Austin roses in particular are somewhat notorious for being rather fussy about climate in the USA. 'Graham Thomas' for example is magnificent most of CA and a wimpy disease magnet in the North East.
most recent 20 JAN SHOW ALL
Initial post 12 APR 18 by jeffbee
Amazingly fragrant, a mix of old rose with lemon and citrus, very beautiful colar(red with orange tone, vermillion?), the form is also good with decent amount of petals.

the only weak point is that it seems to be not very generous in the quantity of blooms, maybe because mine is still at its first year? lets wait for its next year.

not very good as cut flower.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 16 JUL 18 by Just-one-more-rose
Was it better I'm subsequent years?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 20 JAN by jeffbee
yes, a little better, i use soil with better drainage.
most recent 10 DEC SHOW ALL
Initial post 4 DEC 18 by jeffbee
the flower is 7-8cm in size, with round petals forming nicely in good order(like Gold Celebration), the color is apricot.
I think the flower endures better than most Austins, it lasts on stem around 5 days. but the color does fade.
the shrub is small in size , and most flowers face to the ground , with makes you hard to appreciate the flowers.
It likes to flower, like most austin shrub roses.
the fragrance is only mild, with tea scent. As I am a fragrance lover, i won't keep it(send it to my friends)
Reply #1 of 3 posted 4 DEC 18 by Nastarana
In the hot CA sun, Pat faded to a most unattractive pink color. Yuck. Weak necks and small shrub as you say and constant bloom, its' one virtue, IMO. I discarded mine after the first season because I couldn't stand looking at the faded pink.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 9 DEC by jeffbee
strange that i haven't seen the pink tone in Pat yet,it's just pale apricot(not orange), maybe due to the cold here(it's winter now, about 5 degree Celsius). IMO, Austin company is really boasting the fragrance of some of its productions.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 10 DEC by Nastarana
Where I lived in CA it got very hot and dry in summer and many roses faded in the bright sun. PA might show better color in a more temperate climate.
most recent 4 DEC 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 DEC 18 by jeffbee
this is a very energetic rose, likes to grow branches and flowers. mostly with lots of blooms on a stem.
the flower is tiny, and endures only 2-4 days.
but the scent is mid-strong (old rose fragrance), and the remontance keeps you enjoying some flowers everyday.
the bush is tiny, only 30cm high. the branches are week, not straight up, it's better to grow in pot , if you hang up the pot, you can get a better view of the beautiful tiny pinkies.
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