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'Dublin Bay' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 117-052
most recent 4 JUN 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 JUN 19 by christineb
Dublin Bay has the longest lasting blooms of all my roses. Each individual flower lasts a whole month! This makes for an absolutely stunning first flush that goes on for at least 6 weeks. The plant does take a breather after that, though always has a few blooms and then a second flush that is nearly as good as the first. On a sunny, south-facing wall, I get flowers through autumn. Canes are stiff but easily trainable on a trellis. My plants get blackspot and rust (in SE England) but not debilitating. I have 2 planted on the same wall 5 years ago, and one did not grow as fast as the other, possibly because the main stem went behind the trellis-- after cutting this out, it is catching up. Unfortunately no scent at all.
Discussion id : 106-877
most recent 9 DEC 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 DEC 17 by Jay-Jay
This rose forms huge ribbed hips!
Discussion id : 103-844
most recent 1 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 AUG 17 by Sambolingo
Available from - Old Market Farm
Discussion id : 96-847
most recent 14 JAN 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JAN 17 by lili
Dublin Bay is a beautiful shining light. But the reason for this post - Description may be in error where breeding date is listed as 1969 and location. Think it should be 1975 in NZ tho Peter Beales "Classic Roses" puts it at 1976 in the UK. Believe McGredy moved to NZ in 1974.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 14 JAN 17 by Patricia Routley
Would you take a look ar HelpMeFind's page for Sam McGredy. Sam's final field year and number for 'Dublin Bay' was 69/1504. Good point about the location - now Ireland.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 14 JAN 17 by jedmar
Most rose books quote the "year of introduction" as the "breeding year" of a rose. In fact, there can be many years between the actual breeding, i.e. the crossing of the seed and pollen parents, and the actual commercialization. With many modern roses we see that this period can be 8-12 years, which is necessary for the breeder to have the first plant grow, bloom, then repeat for a number of years to check that the characteristics are constant and worth while for commercializing, finally to start multiplying the variety by grafting in order to have enough examples to sell in the year of introduction. At HMF we note the actual breeding year whenever this information is available, while the year of introduction then follows in a separate line.
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