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Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
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This rose has done really well in my zone 7a, high desert Idaho garden, where we have low humidity and hot, dry summers (with months of temperatures in the high north nineties or higher). We have few disease issues Because of the same climate issues.
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most recent 17 SEP SHOW ALL
Initial post 11 AUG by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Are you sure about this one Dianne?

Reminds me of 'Kordes Perfecta'?

Loving your photos. Robert
Reply #1 of 6 posted 12 AUG by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
You are correct, Robert, this is Dina Gee. I will move it to the proper rose category. Thanks!
Reply #2 of 6 posted 12 AUG by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Dianne, It's a lovely thing. I learned something today!

There seems to be a proliferation of exhibition types from specialty nurseries within the last twenty years or so with which I am not familiar.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 16 SEP by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
Robert, look at K&M Roses. They carry a lot of those roses, on Fortuniana rootstock.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 16 SEP by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Thanks Dianne, I did know about K&M but have lost track of the numbers of unique HT types they produce.

I know many are spectacular to look at.

I'm still breeding roses but most of the large retailers are looking for those that will compete against KO aesthetically on the national level.

As beautiful as HT's are, the market is much more limited in terms of sales, as there are already so many to choose from.

Larger wholesalers are trying to move away from budding entirely because of suckering, cost and continuing viral issues despite the use of virus indexed root stock.

Newer roses are much better than they used to be.

HT form is coming back on a plant that is hardier, blooms more, doesn't require chemical intervention. Therefore they are less time consuming, and more environmentally friendly for consumers.

These things take time and a lot of research and planning but they are in the works.

Best wishes, Robert
Reply #5 of 6 posted 17 SEP by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
Robert, I understand the need for the work you are doing. I am fortunate to live in an area that has almost no disease and almost no winter kill, so I am able to maintain around 1400 roses without the need to spray or winter-protect. I have little problem with suckering or the usual problems from budded/grafted roses. Still, I know the need for the work you are doing, and I wish you the best with this.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 17 SEP by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Diane, it sounds like your area is a paradise for rose growing, and being a professional photographer, it's no wonder your photos look so great.

We've had another brutal Summer here with many losses, but then again I have way way too many roses anyway.

Fortunately I was able to get many of them off to be budded before they were lost and of course there will be another crop next season. It happens to some extent every year. This said each year is getting hotter.

I'm pleased to hear K&M doesn't have much of a problem with suckering of their fortuniana rootstock. I've heard some of the suppliers in FL are less conscientious.

It really is a superior rootstock for many of us here in the South West.
most recent 14 SEP SHOW ALL
I see that this rose is listed as having a mild fragrance. I think this should be changed. My nose is not very sensitive, but I can smell this one yards away. It is one of the most fragrant in my garden of 1400.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 3 SEP by Patricia Routley
Both the two suppliers listed, and the Patent say ‘White Delight’ is only mildly scented. If you are getting a stronger scent, then you are a very lucky lady. Enjoy.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 14 SEP by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
I know that some roses have more fragrance at some times and conditions than at others. I would also appreciate hearing from others about their experience with this rose.
most recent 28 AUG SHOW ALL
Initial post 22 FEB 16 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
I would like to request that you update your plant availability list if you want to be relevant on this venue at all. I find it frustrating when nurseries continue to list plants that they don't offer.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 28 AUG by jmile
I agree with Dianne----relevancy is very important to Rose Nurseries. Take it off of HMF if you no longer have this rose.
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