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Discussion id : 92-889
most recent 13 FEB 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 MAY 16 by raingreen
Does Lady of Shalott produce ornamental hips?

Thanks, Nate
Reply #1 of 9 posted 21 MAY 16 by Jay-Jay
Not particularly. It sets very few hips. Last year just one on 3 mature plants. I didn't deadhead.
Reply #2 of 9 posted 21 MAY 16 by raingreen
Thanks Jay-Jay for your help!! Nate
Reply #3 of 9 posted 21 MAY 16 by Jay-Jay
You're welcome Nate!
Maybe I can post photo's, when it sets hips this year.
At least this rose doesn't nod... and until now very healthy.
Reply #4 of 9 posted 12 FEB 17 by Jay-Jay
Last year, no hips, whilst A Shropshire Lad and other Austins planted next to it did. Constance Spry produces a bulk of OP hips.
Reply #5 of 9 posted 12 FEB 17 by raingreen
Constance Spry is one of the all-time greats. I'll never forget a garden up in Mendocino where CS, grown on a 50/50 manure/soil mix, was littered with HUGE flowers. Mesmerizing.
Reply #6 of 9 posted 12 FEB 17 by Jay-Jay
On HMF there is this awesome photo of Constance Spry:
Reply #7 of 9 posted 13 FEB 17 by raingreen
Yes, I believe the planting at Pixar Studios was at the behest of Steve Jobs, another rose lover :-)
Reply #8 of 9 posted 13 FEB 17 by Andrew from Dolton
Incredible picture. This is by far the best way to grow 'Constance Spry' it makes a difficult floppy bush with great long stems hardly able to support themselves but so elegant when grown as a climber.
Reply #9 of 9 posted 13 FEB 17 by Jay-Jay
As a pillar, it is by no means to be sneezed at too!
Discussion id : 94-098
most recent 24 JUL 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 JUL 16 by Anita silicon valley
This rose does quite well as a cut flower, surprisingly! We have heat in the high seventies to mid eighties with watering restrictions and I picked a cluster for a vase and it has been doing quite well for several days.
Discussion id : 83-347
most recent 19 MAY 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 FEB 15 by Dinglehopp3r
I have two grafted Lady Of Shalott bushes, one in the ground and one in a pot, they are both approaching their second year with me. I absolutely love this rose, it blooms constantly, even when there are less than ideal conditions to contend with. The corals, peaches, oranges and yellows in its bloom blend together so beautifully, and the fragrance is soft but unique and fruity. I can see that this shrub could probably get pretty large fairly quickly if I let it, but I like giving it a little snip after each flush, and it seems to respond well to that. The natural shape it takes is pleasantly bushy, but with a tendency to grow long sprawling branches every once in a while, so I would recommend regular pruning. The in-ground shrub is by far out performing the one in the container, but it has more sun so I can understand why that might be the case this rose likes the sun pretty well, at least he in zone 7. The in ground plant did blackspot a tiny bit at the end of the summer, but almost all my roses did, I don't spray and I live in a pretty high humidity climate, so BS is pretty bad here in late summer, I pulled the affected leaves off and it didn't really spread. LOS was right next to one of the worst offenders (golden celebration) so taking that into consideration I would say it's disease resistance is pretty good, the one in the pot had zero disease... All in all, out of my 65+ roses, this one is definitely in my top 3, it will always have a spot in my garden.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 19 MAY 16 by maggiemcgraw
I'm so enamored by the photos of this rose, and it seems like it will do well in PRovidence, RI
.... did you buy own root? and if so from where? Everyone I've tried is out of stock, except grafted
at a highly reputable nursury locally. Are you still loving yours? How big is it? I don't want it to be too big, but I can't get a consistent reading on size possibility, everything from 3 x 4 to a climber!!! How can that be? It's so gorgeous, I'm just over the moon about it... I might be disapointed, aferall, they are
Happy to hear any comments. I love the shape, the old rose look, and the complexity of color... many thanks.
Discussion id : 56-864
most recent 18 MAY 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 26 AUG 11 by SoCal Coastal Rosarian
Lady of Shalott is turning out to be one of the best Austins ever for our coastal climate. For us the color is a rich apricot suffused by gold tones. Form is lovely. Some have expressed concern about bloom size but I have had many blooms in the 5 to 6 inches in diameter range. Blooms last 4-5 days without fading. The plant is vigorous and promises to be gigantic. With periodic spraying there has been no mildew. Remontancy is superb. A rose this good is cause for celebration. By the way, talking about celebration, I believe that LOS is a better rose than the celebrated Golden Celebration.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 17 SEP 11 by Jay-Jay
But the lady of Shalott doesn't have the magnificent limonene/old rose scent/fragrance of Golden Celebration!
The little fragrance present contains, like more Austins, mirrh!
No mildew, no blackspot in its first year.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 18 MAY 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Jay-Jay: I read your comment too late. I already bought Lady of Shalott, I don't care much for myrrh scent, except for Mary Magdalene (more like Frankincense). Sniff my 1st bloom of Lady Shalott, it's fruity similar to my Crown Princess Magareta.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 18 MAY 16 by Jay-Jay
In that case, You like a fruity scent, I would suggest to buy another Austin: Jubilee Celebration.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 18 MAY 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you. That looks gorgeous in Austin catalog.
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