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'Jude the Obscure' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 117-349
most recent 28 JUN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 JUN by Nola Z5
Jude made it through our polar vortex winter, January 2019, with temperatures down to -26 degrees F.
Discussion id : 110-727
most recent 20 APR SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 MAY 18 by happymaryellen
Hi all,
Thinking about this rose as a climber. Four feet wont cut it, anyone get more length from it?
Reply #1 of 4 posted 22 DEC by Sonning
I wouldn't recommend growing it as a climber, the stems are stiff and not very workable
Reply #2 of 4 posted 22 DEC by happymaryellen
Reply #3 of 4 posted 6 JAN by semiplenus
I have seen this growing at the rose garden in Portland, Oregon as climbing a pillar. Must be at least 8-10 feet and looks spectacular. I'm growing mine on a fence trained into the usual fan shape for climbers. The fence is five feet tall and I'm sure it will easily go beyond that. I'm in southern California, zone 10b.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 20 APR by johnm99
This can be grown as a sort of climber, like many of the Austin roses, but really isn't a "climbing" rose - it is probably best described as a shrub - does not behave like a true climber with long main shoots. Basically, like any vigorous shrub, you can restrict pruning and train it to climb up somewhat. It will take longer to achieve 8 or 10 feet than a true climber. But, that can make a really fine plant, if you want to devote the space and effort to it.

Of the Austin roses that can be easily used as climbers, I have not found this to be all that vigorous, and suits me best as a bedding rose. The fragrance is about as strong as any other top fragrant rose, and is probably the most fragrant of any Austin rose. (the manager at David Austin's nursery in Albrighton told me he considers it to be the most fragrant of all roses. Fragrant Cloud and Double Delight to me are strong competitors, but it is a tough contest!)
Discussion id : 114-537
most recent 22 DEC HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 DEC by Plazbo
Main page has armed with prickles/thorns and thornless
Reply #1 of 1 posted 22 DEC by Patricia Routley
Thanks Plazbo. The patent drawing shows prickles. I’ve deleted “thornless”.
Discussion id : 113-495
most recent 11 OCT HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 OCT by Nola Z5
Jude is doing well here in zone 5a WI and blooming on October 10th.
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