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'Honorine de Brabant' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 110-809
most recent 17 MAY 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 17 MAY 18 by firandflora
I hope someone can help me!

I bought this rose from Heirloom Roses 4 years ago. Their site says it's 6x4' which is a reasonable size for my garden. Well, it's more like 10x10' and doesn't look like it's going to stop growing. I've never pruned it because it blooms only once for me and for the first 2-3 years I loved the large, arching shape. Now it looks more like a gigantic squid from a monster movie. Plus, this past season was bad for blackspot and the center is defoliated.

It's now starting to bloom and I'm wondering what I should do. It's planted in front of a fence but not so close that I could train all of its canes as a climber. I'm afraid if I prune it back I'll forever lose that arching shape.

Has anyone dealt with this before? Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!
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Discussion id : 81-915
most recent 1 DEC 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 DEC 14 by AquaEyes
I realize that some of the references claim that this rose is a sport of 'Commandant Beaurepaire', but if the latter is triploid and 'Honorine de Brabant' is tetraploid, doesn't that contradict the claim? Perhaps instead of being a sport it is a seedling?

:-)

~Christopher
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Discussion id : 75-122
most recent 15 NOV 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 NOV 13 by hmfusr
Honorine de Brabant has very light, bright green foliage; Granny Smith green, paler than grass, tending toward the lime/yellow end of the spectrum. I don't find the hues of the blooms harmonious with the hues of the foliage. Nor does the foliage suit the garden bed in which it's currently residing, which contains darker and bluish greens predominantly. The blooms nestle in amongst the foliage on quite short [4inches/11cm] stems, so you can't really ignore the presence of the foliage.
The plant is highly vigorous and is 7 ft tall and 5 broad at 1 year of age, and reasonably dense. The stems are straight or gently curved, and flexible, staying green for a long time.
Lamarque is another with this light green foliage, and it's in the perfect spot to harmonise with a Eureka lemon that is growing next to its fence. Inspiration eludes me as to where best to place Honorine de Brabant to best effect.
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Discussion id : 69-974
most recent 8 FEB 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 8 FEB 13 by monica.cavina
Available from - vivaverde Az.Agr. Cavina Monica
www.vivaverde.it
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