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'Dainty Bess' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 61-100
most recent 19 FEB 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 18 JAN 12 by goncmg
Just have to vent here: WHAT IS THE APPEAL? Single pink roses are a dime a dozen, strong or not, delicate or dainty or not. I have heard the maroon/purple stamens/anthers are a hugely recessive trait which ostensibly sets this one somewhat apart, but even that being said, this one has surely appeared 50,000 times and more over in the seed bed of every professional and every amateur hybridizer........nothing about this rose appeals to me...........this is all personal. If single pinks ring your bell, well, this somehow has been your only choice for over 80 years with no end in sight................
Reply #1 of 6 posted 18 JAN 12 by Jon_in_Wessex
True - there is no accounting for good taste :)
Reply #2 of 6 posted 18 JAN 12 by Landperson
I find Dainty Bess to be breathtakingly, heartbreakingly beautiful.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 21 APR 15 by styrax
Well, it is a fabulous shade of pink, the stamens re gorgeous, and it is a magnificantly formed single, as singles go. That being said, I don't grow it :P

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Reply #5 of 6 posted 19 FEB 21 by Palustris
I have and enjoy plenty of single roses, but Dainty Bess is not one of them. There is something about the color of the stamens that doesn't appeal to me. However, I have to say with respect that this rose is a survivor. I have spent decades rose rustling and searching for older roses within my community and DB is a very tough rose and was quite common until a decade or so ago when the the Knockout roses started appearing. Now most of the old roses like Dainty Bess and Aloha are gone replaced by Knockouts.
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Discussion id : 21-393
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Initial post 15 SEP 07 by Judith C.
Needs regular feeding to do well ...
Discussion id : 795
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Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
Does the Dainty Rose come in a climbing form? Can it be planted in a 20 by 20, 28 in deep in container, year round in zone 5?
Reply #1 of 5 posted 5 MAY 03 by The Old Rosarian
Dainty Bess does come in a climbing form but it is happiest where the weather is warm. The size of the pot is okay but In your zone make sure you protect it well in the winter so it won't suffer too much dieback.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
I am not aware of Dainty Bess as a climber. You can check with the Nurseries listed at this site.
Yes, It can be planted in a container. I currently have started 2 Dainty Bess in 2gal. pots that are starting to bloom. They will be transplant to 20" plastic containers next winter. A 20" container is optimal for roses. The advantages of container planting are: weed control, fertilization, and better soil condition. Also the ease of moving a plant to another location if it doesn't work out in the original location. Search this site for container planting for more info.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 3 MAY 07 by Buzz
"Search this site for container planting for more info"

What is the address?
Reply #3 of 5 posted 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
Yes, it does come as a climber and is available at Michael's Premier Roses.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 22 APR 07 by Unregistered Guest
Michael's Premier Roses has closed. The climbing form is available at Sequoia Nurseries in Visalia California or by mail order.
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