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'Cornelia' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 113-312
most recent 30 SEP 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 SEP 18 by Andrew from Dolton
This rose is at its best now. It puts up these great arching sprays of flowers. The peachy-pink flowers show their best colours now, they quickly begin to fade in the summer but the gentle autumn sun is kinder to them.
Discussion id : 104-147
most recent 19 OCT 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 7 AUG 17 by Andrew from Dolton
This year has been a very trying time to be a rose in the south-west of England. We had -3 and -4 frosts on 27-28th of April then a blistering 32 degrees in June. The weather subsequently turned changable and cool with some amount of rain almost every day, three days ago it was almost cold enough for a frost. Most repeat roses had a disasterous secound flush of flowers. However, 'Cornelia' is just coming into flower for the third time seemingly undaunted by the challenging weather. In the autumn it will have a grand finale with bigger sprays of flowers and a far greater depth of colour that the summer sun would have bleached out. I would definately recommend this rose for areas with cool wet summers.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 7 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you !! I'm putting Cornelia back on my buy-list, some prickles are acceptable if it's cold-hardy & fragrant. Hopefully its scent will waft in my humid summer.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 19 OCT 17 by mtspace
Thanks for the update! Your growing season weather fluctuations resemble a rather normal season here in the mountains of Arizona. I just moved Cornelia from a pot to a (hopefully) permanent spot in the garden...
Reply #3 of 3 posted 19 OCT 17 by Andrew from Dolton
I hope 'Cornelia' grows well for you, it is a very rewarding rose. Make sure it gets plenty of water in September, if the weather's dry, and it will present you with some wonderful displays of autumn flowers, it's when this rose is at its best.
Discussion id : 42-593
most recent 6 AUG 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 19 FEB 10 by LJohn44
I planted Cornelia last spring too and was surprised at the number and ferocity of the thorns. I planted it near a gate thinking it was nearly thornless. The thorns are small but vicious. I didn't notice the black thorns, I'll try to keep an eye on it and report back. Right now it's under 6" of snow! It's a beautiful flower, I may move it but I'll definitely keep it.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 6 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you for the report about thorns. Just got painfully poked by Lagerfeld, which is "low-thorn".
Discussion id : 51-667
most recent 7 APR 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 16 JAN 11 by Margaret Furness
If the description is accurate, I don't think the rose grown as Cornelia in Australia (or to narrow it down, by me) is the same. Mine has flowers about 5 cm (2 inches) across, similar in size to Trier 1904. It opens coral-pink and fades to pale pink, and is very floriferous.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 17 JAN 11 by Patricia Routley
This is interesting Margaret. The majority of the references say "small" and I am sure we have the original "small flowered" rose in Australia. However, in addition to the 1932 "3 inches" reference, there were three references which said "large" - 1933, 1947 and 1954. I feel that perhaps the authors may have intended to say "large sprays of small flowers".
Reply #2 of 4 posted 8 APR 12 by Simon Voorwinde
My 'Cornelia' is also quite thorny. Not thornless, or even almost. Moderately well armed would be more true of my specimen (from MD).
Reply #3 of 4 posted 11 APR 12 by Margaret Furness
Mine is thornless (as far as I looked).
Reply #4 of 4 posted 7 APR 16 by billy teabag
Various sized trusses of small flowers and some bits thorny, some bits thornless here.
On the years it was pruned back harder, the trusses were larger and the blooms a bit bigger.
Love the contrast between the colour of the buds and the colour of the blooms and the somewhat languid growth that makes it such a useful, malleable rose in a variety of situations. Ours are on rough bush tripods and they seem equally happy on arches, pillars and fences.
Jane Zammit advised making time to trim the spent blooms to encourage new flowering shoots but the hips are absolutely charming if you run out of time to dead head.
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