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'Weeping China Doll' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 94-156
most recent 30 JUL 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 JUL 16 by ratdogheads
I attempted to grow Weeping China Doll in zone 5b in New Hampshire. During two winters when there was ample snow cover it was crown hardy. It rebounded with growth between 2 -3', wider than tall. Last winter we had very little snow and a few days where the temps dropped to - teens. Sadly this killed the plant.
Discussion id : 47-232
most recent 3 AUG 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 AUG 10 by Patricia Routley
Different versions and different dates are mentioned in the references.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 2 AUG 10 by Cass
Hmm. Should HMF add Robert Mellville or George Melville as the discoverer of the WA sport? Or Mellville Bros.?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 AUG 10 by Patricia Routley
It sounds as though the weeping version was the American version from Weeks, 1977; and that the climbing version was discovered by Bob Melville in 1965 and introduced (“developed”) by his father, George Melville in perhaps 1974. At least that’s my guess. But it would be nice if we could hear from the horse’s mouth on this.

Aug 6, 2010 Later edit. An email from Bob Melville to me says: "Yes that is correct Robert Hardman Melville discovered the rose and introduced and developed it with his father George Melville."
Discussion id : 23-201
most recent 24 JAN 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 DEC 07 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
This is a wonderful restrained climber, much superior to 'Cl. Pinkie' in my opinion.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 24 JAN 08 by Unregistered Guest
where can i buy this china doll cl. ?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 24 JAN 08 by HMF Admin
See the BUY FROM tab.
Discussion id : 18-778
most recent 17 MAY 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 MAY 07 by Unregistered Guest
Am I supposed to prune this rose? I live in a climate where it doesn't die back.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 17 MAY 07 by HMF Admin
Please use the Q&A search to locate several prior posts about pruning. You'll also find Ezine articles on the subject.
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