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'Alchemist' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 103-805
most recent 1 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 AUG 17 by Sambolingo
Available from - Old Market Farm
Discussion id : 89-009
most recent 4 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 NOV 15 by petera
My experience with this rose is quite different to others posted here. In Melbourne Australia, 20 years or so ago, I grew it on a north-south oriented trellis with shelter from trees on the western side. With good airflow there was little disease and the plant was enormously vigorous. It grew rapidly with no settling-in period and each year would send up massive water shoots 3-4m long. These were far too thick to train and I would just anchor them to the trellis to stop their breaking in the wind. However, it seems to be very sensitive to drought and during the Millennium Drought the plant progressively declined.

Its flowers are quite glorious, with an extraordinarily good scent (to my nose) but they are not as intensely coloured as depicted in many of the posted photos. My plant was a bit of pest because it was so huge and awkward to deal with, but it was well worth the trouble, despite being once-flowering and possessing enormous prickles. I think it is a wonderful cultivar if you get the conditions right.
Discussion id : 65-269
most recent 23 JUN 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JUN 12 by zwerggarten
why is it "alchemist" in the description while (almost) all references refer to "alchymist"?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 JUN 12 by Lyn G
Good question. If you open the rose page with 'Alchymist' as the rose name and click the BUY FROM tab, you will find several nurseries which have indicated that they carry this rose in their inventory using the spelling of 'Alchemist'.

Reply #2 of 2 posted 23 JUN 12 by zwerggarten
thank you!
Discussion id : 57-341
most recent 18 SEP 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 SEP 11 by roselover
September 18, 2011...I am so excited to share with any lovers of Alchymist that one of my three plants (which I cut back harshly about 5 weeks ago) is showing buds! I have had Alchymist for about 10 to 12 years. and this is the first time I have ever had a rebloom. This one is in a pot and I transplanted it about 5 weeks ago to a bigger pot. Since it was in the summer, I cut it way back, probably to about a foot from the top of the soil. So, it can rebloom if you cut it back harsh. Yeah! I live in Mill Valley, CA.
Joan Goff
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