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Initial post 21 JUL 09 by Lucretia
This rose didn't even last long enough to bloom in my garden. I've replaced it with "Sweet Pea", which is very new, but seems more vigorous already.
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Reply #1 of 8 posted 29 MAR 11 by Anita silicon valley
My Aunt Margy's came as a small plant which I'm growing up in a pot, using organic fertilizers. It is about 1 ft x 1 ft and always has about 5 buds and / or open very fragrant blossoms. It even bloomed during our chilly rainy Winter with no disease. I live in the San Francisco area. It seems easier to grow up than some other polyanthas.
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Reply #2 of 8 posted 13 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thanks for the info. I keep that in mind for my next Burlington roses order.
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Reply #4 of 8 posted 17 JAN 19 by Peachblow
Does anyone know if Aunt Margy's Rose is heat tolerant?
Rodger
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Reply #5 of 8 posted 17 JAN 19 by jmile
It certainly is heat tolerant. We live in zone 9B and have many days over 100 degrees in the Summer. It always has flowers on it in the Spring thru Fall seasons.
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Reply #6 of 8 posted 18 JAN 19 by Peachblow
Thank you
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Reply #8 of 8 posted 4 days ago by myd
Yes it is. 100+ heatwave with intense humidity and it is disease free and has many buds and blooms
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Reply #3 of 8 posted 26 AUG 18 by jmile
This rose is doing great in my garden. Always has flowers even in our hot summers in zone 9B.
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Reply #7 of 8 posted 18 JAN 19 by Peachblow
Thank you
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Initial post 10 days ago by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
There are 3 different versions of Evelyn due to RMV (rose mosaic virus through propagation since 1991). The 1st version is pictured in 2011 David Austin catalog (also on David Austin website) with EXPOSED yellow stamens and 100 smaller petals. The 2nd version is pictured in 2016 David Austin catalog with IRREGULAR petals and BUTTONHOLE. The 3rd version is sold as light apricot/yellow Evelyn and LARGER leaves (looking like Austin Juliet wedding rose). My 12th-year own root Evelyn (bought in 2012) is the 1st version with deeper pink, exposed yellow stamens and fresh peaches scent. Never see RMV, rust, blackspots, mildew, nor proliferation for the past decade. The repeat is very fast in this 2011 Austin catalog's Evelyn, only one week of zero bloom between flushes, can be pruned HARD since it's VERY VIGOROUS as own root and throws numerous long canes fast. In contrast, Abraham Darby is more compact and blackspot prone as own root. Deer and rabbits NEVER eat my own root Evelyn for the past 12 years, but they eat my Abraham Darby. As OWN ROOT, Evelyn is the most winter hardy among my 39 Austins in zone 5. My version #1 Evelyn blooms best if pruned down to 1 foot after each flush to control its fast growth and long canes. NOTE: I post this after several nurseries getting complaints from customers about the wrong Evelyn, plus rose growers are not happy and confused when their Evelyn is different from someone else's.
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Initial post 23 MAY by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Sweet Juliet's first bloom last year knocked my socks off with its amazing scent of lemon and rose. It rises up to the top 10 BEST SCENTS among my 160 fragrant roses (39 are Austins). Bush is low in thorn and rabbits like to eat the leaves.
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Initial post 13 NOV 18 by Nola Z5a WI
Heirloom Roses lists La Reine as Zone 4-10.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 25 MAR 22 by Le_Not
I suspect that is overly optimistic! We had an average winter here in Zone 5b, and my 'La Reine' suffered a good deal of dieback, despite being given the most mild spot I could give her. (She's right next to the related 'Mrs John Laing', which was nearly tip-hardy.) I think 5b is an accurate estimation.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 15 MAY by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
She needs fast drainage. Has been in my zone 5 garden for 6 years with more than 1 foot of green cane. My 1st La Reine died due to poor drainage, and my current 2nd La Reine: I put it in a raised bed and it's winter hardy.
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