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'Crépuscule' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 122-989
most recent 19 AUG 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 AUG 20 by AngelaSusan
I planted two Crepuscule on a wire fence about seven years ago in a temperate, coastal location in NSW, Australia. I was a bit nervous that she might be a martyr to black spot as so many roses with yellowish flowers seem to be in humid climates but this is the most generous, undemanding rose imaginable. I was watching the Melbourne Cup many years ago and was particularly entranced by the hedge of apricot-coloured roses running alongside the straight - it was completely smothered in small apricot roses and I thought I have to have one - so I rang the racecourse and was told it was Crepuscule. She flowers reliably in enormous flushes, the petals drop cleanly so you aren’t confronted by a mass of brownish decaying petals on the bush and the flowers are a richer colour in cool weather (can be a soft orange but never garish) but even in mid-summer the flowers are a beautiful mix of apricot, butter yellow and cream. The fragrance is not spectacular but the health, generosity and tolerance of this rose more than outweigh that minor defect. You can hard prune her (as in the very tidy Flemington hedge) or you can allow her her head as I do - resulting in a large mounding shrub two to three metres high and the same wide. Every couple of years I crawl in under her and give her a good cleaning-out prune - removing dead wood and bring it all back to a good healthy framework. A highly recommended, disease free, tough, healthy rose that is rarely without a flower in our climate and is covered with a profusion several times a year.
Discussion id : 121-987
most recent 5 JUN 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 JUN 20 by Aurelija D.
I have mine for about 8-10 years now, in the coastal Netherlands. It froze back almost to the ground during it's second winter (-20C) and grew to be 3x3 m monster since. Grafted on canina I believe, although not sure if it did not go own root meanwhile. Planted in a bit sheltered place, where it doesn't get the worst of the winds. Never sprayed and I usually forget to fertilize it (doh!). Always healthy, usually has a first massive flush in end of June, then grows new canes, then blooms again a month later and sort of continues till late in the winter. I don't deadhead it, it doesn't care, shatters clean and keeps on blooming. A very lovelly fragrant rose, bees seem to like it too.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 JUN 20 by Rupert, Kim L.
Thank you for posting those wonderful photos! That plant is flat out superb!
Discussion id : 121-858
most recent 30 MAY 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 MAY 20 by happymaryellen
This is my first full summer with this rose and it is absolutely fantastic. What I was really surprised that was I didn’t have to do a lot of deadheading of it. Is it a self-cleaning rose? And how often does it bloom? It said that it blooms and flushes throughout the season, I’m in Northern California and would love it if it’s flushed as beautifully as it did for the first flush. I think this is going to be a beast
Discussion id : 120-186
most recent 11 FEB 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 FEB 20 by mamabotanica
I just planted this about 2.5 ft away from a fence in an Eastern facing spot that gets full sun. I wonder if I need to move it closer to the wall or if I can let it grow longer before attaching it to the wall to try and direct it's sprawling/climbing habit?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 11 FEB 20 by Rupert, Kim L.
Hi mamabotanica! Your description makes it seem the rose is going to be growing away from that fence, which it is all ready two and a half feet away from. Can you easily plant it closer to that fence? If you can, it sounds as if training it against the fence will be easier than waiting until it's longer, perhaps stiffer, then trying to pull it back to the fence, against its natural direction of growth (toward the sun).
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