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'Cuthbert Grant' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 2-327
most recent 12 DEC 11 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
Does Cuthbert Grant produce hips?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 23 AUG 03 by Clara
One way to tell whether your rose will set hips is to wait and see what happens as the blooms fade and die off. If you don't clip the faded blooms and just wait for them to do their "thing" fruit may start to form, then you know your rose sets hips!
Reply #2 of 3 posted 24 APR 08 by Byrnes, Robert L.
Cuthbert Grant has set hips for me.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 12 DEC 11 by Jay-Jay
Did You sow the seeds; did they germinate?
Discussion id : 55-441
most recent 25 JUN 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 JUN 11 by Jay-Jay
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Discussion id : 36-004
most recent 10 JUN 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 APR 09 by Barden, Paul
An extremely carefree rose, this should be on anyone's short list of roses to grow in a no-spray garden. Completely Winter hardy as well. Why isn't this seen far more often??
Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 APR 09 by Karen
I have grown Cuthbert Grant in a zone 5, part-sun garden in Nebraska (hot and humid). The plant had no disease and grew to huge proportions, about 6', had thick sturdy canes. The blooms were beautiful but small in proportion to the shrub. I had a heavy bloom in the spring and a light bloom in the fall. I had a grouping of three. For all of the space that they took up, I did not get much color. For now, I am trying some other shrubs to see if I could get more bloom in that spot.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 10 JUN 09 by Cavallo
Right now I'm absolutely in love with my CG. It came through a 5a, Central NY winter with zero damage. It must have 50 blooms on it at the moment. Now that the plant is established, the blooms are distinctly scented. I could swear the color has even deepened, some blooms edging close to purple. Last year I got three good flushes. I see no reason why it should be stingy this year.

Cuthbert really is a winner.
Discussion id : 29-237
most recent 22 JUL 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 JUL 08 by Cavallo
My C.G. is in it's second year now, and I've been forced to revise my opinion of its scent. Last year, the few blooms it produced had a scent that was barely on the edges of perceptibility. This year, the first flush of blooms had very slightly more, but it seemed evanescent, disappearing early in the life of the bloom. Now in its second flush of 2008, I'd have to say that the scent has doubled, and lasts longer. Granted - practically nothing times two still isn't much. The scent remains very light, but at least now it's clearly detectable. I'm not sure if it's the weather, or if the plant is getting slowly happier, or what. I just hope this trend continues.

UPDATE, Autumn 2008: The third flush of the year has resulted in highly fragrant blooms. In fact, I was out tying up the plant, and suddenly caught a whiff of something I couldn't identify. It turned out to be one of C.G.'s blooms a foot or so below my face. The scent was oddly herbal, with earthy/musky undertones. Not what I would immediately call a classic rose scent, but nice just the same.
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