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"Fantin-Latour" rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 111-412
most recent 11 JUN 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 JUN 18 by Margaret Furness
My own-root Fantin-Latour isn't suckering, which surprises me. Have other growers found this?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 11 JUN 18 by Palustris
Mine hasn't suckered in a decade or more. I wish it would!
Reply #2 of 2 posted 11 JUN 18 by Margaret Furness
Thank you, that's useful to know.
Discussion id : 96-215
most recent 7 DEC 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 DEC 16 by thebig-bear
Can anyone tell me if Fantin Latour sets hips, and if so what the resulting seedlings are like?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 6 DEC 16 by Patricia Routley
Yes, it sets hips. I am still waiting for my seeds planted May 9, 2016 to come up. Am not too hopeful.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 7 DEC 16 by thebig-bear
That it sets hips is good to hear ( I like this rose alot) and the idea of being able to use it and produce maybe a repeating version or something sounds really appealing. So at least in theory it should be useable - shame that you haven't had any luck so far with your seeds. I hope they do come good for you in time. Are they from ones you did or O.P.?
Reply #3 of 3 posted 7 DEC 16 by Patricia Routley
Discussion id : 78-464
most recent 2 JAN 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 MAY 14 by Patricia Routley
The references for this rose are riveting.
Charles Quest-Ritson's full article in the Historic Rose Journal in 2009 is recommended reading.
I have Bunyard's 'Old Garden Roses' book 1956, but he chose 1840 as his cut-off date and did not cover roses after that date.

As far as I can gather, the provenance for A rose may have been :
Someone-1; Bunyard-2; Messel at Nymans-3; Fleischmann-4; G.S.Thomas-5.
But which rose? 'Fantin-Latour' or 'Best Garden Rose'?

Then there are the questions, cupped or non-cupped?
Large thorns (2003 ref) or tiny prickles (my comment May 4).
Another question struggles to rise in my mind, about the china-type leaves.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 2 JAN 16 by MelissaPej
Going from memory, as it's January here, I recall 'Fantin-Latour's bloom as flattish, not cupped, and not very large.
Discussion id : 90-076
most recent 2 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 JAN 16 by MelissaPej
The dimensions given for 'Fantin-Latour' are too small. My two good shrubs of this are about 6' wide, and the grafted parent plant was 10' wide after a couple of years.
I'll make my contribution to the confusion about origins and classification: 'Fantin-Latour' doesn't look much like a Centifolia to me. It has few thorns, while all the Centifolias I know of are quite thorny, and its arching well-foliaged canes don't look like the lanky and rather stiff and open growth I associate with most of the Centifolias.
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