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Initial post 7 days ago by BenT_TX
Here is a reference to Pink Paradise (DELfluros) being sold in the US as Julie Andrews
https://www.edmundsroses.com/product/E23868/13
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 7 days ago by Patricia Routley
We have the HT 'Pink Paradise' Delfluros 04 4071.8 which won a Silver Medal in 2010 at Le Roeulx.
We also have a floribunda 02.4800.102 bred by Delbard which won a Gold Medal in 2010 at Le Roeulx. (there is a Note query in this file).
We have a third file floribunda, 'Julie Andrews' bred by Fryer in 1992.
Just double checking before adding the synonym of 'Julie Andrews' to Delfluros?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 7 days ago by BenT_TX
Hi Patricia

In the link above both the common name Pink Paradise and the varietal name DELfluros are identified as synonyms for this new Julie Andrews, which is in US national release by Certified Roses for 2020.

I understand there are already multiple roses named for Julie Andrews, I did the same research as you did. There is even yet another Delbard rose, Julie Andrieu, a striped climber. She is a woman of many great talents, so I suppose, one or two namesakes is not sufficient.

Thanks again for your help.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 6 days ago by Patricia Routley
A pleasure BenT_TX. 'Julie Andrews' synonym added to DELfluros. Thank YOU.
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Initial post 8 days ago by BenT_TX
This appears to be Certified Roses’ 2020 introduction Scentuous. Here in Edmunds catalog, Scentuous is identified as TAN97281
https://www.edmundsroses.com/product/E25141/15
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 8 days ago by Patricia Routley
Thank you. Synonym added.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 7 days ago by BenT_TX
Thank you, Patricia!
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Initial post 4 JUL 17 by BenT_TX
Striped roses have been around forever, but finally here we have one that can compare to the top tier of hybrid teas. The blooms are large and durable enough that they can hold their own with Mister Lincoln or Maria Callas...no fleeting little weak novelty here. The bloom is well spiraled symmetrical modern hybrid tea for the first half of it life, then changes to a full pillowy confection like an old school English Rose...you sort of get the best of both worlds, and it does both forms quite well and is attractive in all stages. There fair amount of variation in the pinkish-red to white proportions, the mutability of both color and form makes it ever fascinating. The fragrance is truly extraordinary, by that I mean NOT like its relative Scentimental ('good, nice') but like Fragrant Cloud ('WOW! Really?!') It is one of those deep, powerful scents rushes through your nose and perfumes head and makes you a bit dizzy (think Double Delight, Mme Isaac, and again , Fragrant Cloud). It's a pure damask nothing-but-true-rose scent, almost unbelievably strong, like there's a liquid perfume center hiding under all those crazy striped petals.
The plant is generous, tall and vigorous, a bit too bolt upright, might get a little blackspot, but the faults are really negligible for all that it offers..It reminds me a bit of Double Delight, a unique yet high-quality changeling with excellent garden performance and exceptional scent.

So why did Weeks drop it like a turkey carcass onto the rose buying public? It was introduced with very little fanfare. Does anyone really buy a rose because it was named after a 70's era monotone crooner? I understand that it is third in a line of similarly colored striped roses after Scentimental and Rock n Roll, but this one takes it to another level. I blame poor marketing if this rose doesn't become a mainstay! It could stand on its scent alone like a Perfume Delight or Fragrant Cloud, I would have named this one 'Wild Perfume'.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 4 JUL 17 by Nastarana
Thank you for this review. I had avoided 'Neil Diamond' because of my dislike for the crooner. I wonder if rose companies should stop naming roses for celebrities? I am also thinking of roses named after certain recent American presidents and their wives, which names seem to repell as many as are attracted..
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 5 JUL 17 by BenT_TX
I totally agree! I'd like the rose to be named for its own qualities, not pinned to a particular person. (I love the names Scentimental and Rock n Roll...both very descriptive of special qualities possessed by this line of Weeks roses). Those two varieties came first and took the better names, while this rose, the crowning achievement of the lot, was stuck with garish 70's Liberace. It's even worse when it's a person with a particular political or religious affiliation, and still more unplatable that so many are the same religious/political bent. I bet the next politician's namesake will be a Huuuge rose.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 20 OCT by heliotrope42
Running into Neil Diamond at the airport... "Hey, aren't you that 70's era monotone crooner?"

Now, "Jimi Hendrix", though, there is a name that could be used if the rose was cool enuf. Maybe a Purple/Yellow stripe.
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Initial post 30 AUG by BenT_TX
The spring bloom is quite beautiful, on the highly sought after blue side of lavender. The summer blooms are awful, tiny blooms on ugly tight clusters, fried quickly, with the unattractive thin pointy petals that hybridizes worked so hard to breed out of miniature roses. It is healthy,, but who needs disease resistance when the plant is so ugly, I’d rather it commit rose suicide. I find Love Song, a similarly colored blue-lavender to be far superior in every respect. I will be finding a new home for Poseidon, either in someone else’s garden or in the landscape recycling bin.
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