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'Rosa X alba suaveolens' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 15-035
most recent 18 NOV 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 NOV 06 by Starling
This is a striking rose.  Blue-green  foliage and clean-white blooms.  Although blooming only once, the surge is one to anticipate.  The golden stamens amid the clear white semi-double petals make a refreshing presentation.  The bush is robust and will not require coaxing.  Foliage is disease resistant and is one of the shrub's best attributes.  It is good against a fence or wall.  Prune after bloom to promote new growth for next year's blooms.
Discussion id : 354
most recent 19 MAY 05 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
I planted a bareroot semi-plena last year. It grew happily and to extraordinary height, yet produced no flowers :*(
My question: does this type of rose need to reach a certain age until it starts blooming?
Thank you so much for your time!
Reply #1 of 2 posted 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
This rose blooms on last year's wood. The branches it grew last year should have flowers on them this year. That's why it's recommended that you wait to prune it (except for taking off dead wood) until after it blooms, unlike the hybrid teas.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 19 MAY 05 by Unregistered Guest
I'm going into my third summer with my Alba Semiplena, and it didn't bloom the first two years either, despite growing happily; this year it's full of buds. I think it just likes to take time.
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