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'Duchesse de Cambridge' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 109-393
most recent 18 MAR 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 MAR 18 by Darrell
My apologies. I uploaded two photos today for 'Duc de Cambridge' but placed them incorrectly with Margottin's rose rather than with Laffay's. Please remove them. Again, I am sorry for the error.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 MAR 18 by Patricia Routley
No problem Darrell. You can actually move the photo yourself.
Open the photo.
Select REASSIGN at the top left.
Select PLANT
Type in Duc de Cambridge
....and follow the prompts.
Let us know if you have problems, but it is very easy to do.
Discussion id : 96-854
most recent 15 JAN 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 JAN 17 by Unregistered Guest
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Discussion id : 63-510
most recent 20 JUL 12 SHOW ALL
Initial post 13 APR 12 by MelissaPej
No description of this rose should fail to mention its tendency to develop vegetative centers. They are horrible and absolutely ruin the bloom. I don't know what conditions favor their development. Possibly 'Duc de Cambridge' is less susceptible to them in different growing conditions than mine, but on my plants the vegetative centers appear so reliably that they ruin the flowering. I'd rather not have 'Duc de Cambridge' in the garden at all--I'm stuck with it given its vigor and suckering tendencies--and I'm a tolerant gardener who doesn't say that about many old roses.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 13 APR 12 by Tessie
Thanks for the warning! I must admit I bought this rose on a whim from Pickering as I wanted to try some different roses. The name "Cambridge" has some significance for me, including that I stayed at Cambridge University during a conference in England years ago. I loved it! So when I saw the name, I decided to take a chance on one of the (at least to me) lesser-known Damasks. Maybe it is lesser known for a reason.;) If he gets veggie centers for me, he's toast! But mine just arrived bareroot last month and is barely leafed out. I do have a rose that gets veggie centers, although not all the time. It's the polyantha Polly Sunshine. When her blooms are normal they are very beautiful, but when veggied, they are awful. I think with her it may have something to do with feeding. I'm going to pay attention to the veggie-tendency this year. And I'm going to watch the Duc very closely.

Reply #2 of 4 posted 14 APR 12 by MelissaPej
Well, I hope the Duc does better for you than he has for me. It's true that when the blooms are good they're very good, but I don't see them that often.
I know that sometimes roses will produce vegetative centers at odd times brought on by a particular set of circumstances. My beautiful 'Duchesse d'Auerstaedt' produced a lot of badly malformed blooms one spring, yet I still love DdA, as it was just that one time.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 19 JUL 12 by JessicaB
What kind of weather do you have?
Reply #4 of 4 posted 20 JUL 12 by SteffenAlbrecht
There is a whole bed of this rose at the Ohlsdorf cemetery public rose garden and I've never noticed this phenomenon there although I am there quite often.
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