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'Madame Isaac Pereire' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 78-957
most recent 14 JUN 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JUN 14 by SoCal gal
I came across this informative blogpost about the real Mme. Isaac PĂ©reire, when I was doing a genealogy search (my husband's related). It was a such a fun read, I thought I'd share:
Discussion id : 74-655
most recent 19 OCT 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 OCT 13 by Jukka K
Madame is quite hardy in southern Finland, her health is good and growth vigorous. Should be more widely available.
Discussion id : 67-322
most recent 8 OCT 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 OCT 12 by Scottrose82
The rose i am growing is currently coming to the end of its first flowering season. I decided to share my views on this rose for anybody that decides to grow this in the future.

Overall this is a very beautiful and eye catching rose. There must be at least 100 petals packed into each bloom. This however can cause problems. When the weather is wet, the multitude of petals become stuck together and the flower fails to open properly, turning brown and rotting. Opinions may differ about the fsct that the blooms are so heavy for the plant that they hang down heavily and make it difficult to view them. In some cases this is charming but in this case i find it a little annoying.

The strongest smelling rose that i have ever smelt. Just one bloom from out in the garden could be smelt inside with the window open.

HEALTH: 5/10
Overall the health of the plant is not too bad really. The leaves at the bottom of the plant have become a bit of a martyr to blackspot and i have removed these as they look unsightly. Also one of the stems died completely and has never recovered.

Overall: 22/30
Reply #1 of 8 posted 6 OCT 12 by Jay-Jay
Nodding flowers, You describe... But as far as I can see, that isn't bad at all when it matures into it's climbing form/habit.
Reply #2 of 8 posted 7 OCT 12 by Scottrose82
Your probably right. My plants young and small. You can probably appreciate hanging blooms more on a taller plant.
Reply #3 of 8 posted 7 OCT 12 by Nastarana
Mme Isaac is one rose which might do well in a semi zeriscaped yard.

It's water requirement for me in CA was less than that of many other roses, and it tolerated heat quite well. The beautiful flowers would add interest to the yard, as zeriscaped yards are usually in shades of olive green and grey. Also possibly interesting are the large and plentiful thorns and the growth habit which is neither small nor climbing, but somewhat in between. The growth habit and extermely thorny canes look awkward in a rose bed, but could be rather stricking among the sages and grasses of a xeriscaped yard. BS is almost never seen in desert conditions, and for me, this rose had very little susceptibility to mildew.
Reply #4 of 8 posted 8 OCT 12 by Jay-Jay
What does zeriscaped mean? A word that I'm not familiar/acquinted to.
Sounds good no Blackspot or mildew! But the humid conditions in our climate differ a lot from the arid You have.
Reply #5 of 8 posted 8 OCT 12 by Patricia Routley
I think it might be 'xeriscaped'. My dictionary tells me 'xeric' relating to, or growing in dry conditions.
Reply #6 of 8 posted 8 OCT 12 by Jay-Jay
Thank You Patricia, now I found:
This is a patented name that stands for a landscaping method that is based on low water volume and drought adaptable plants..
Found op
Reply #7 of 8 posted 8 OCT 12 by Jay-Jay
And this:
xeriscape, xeriscaping 1. An environmental design of residential and park land using various methods for minimizing the need for water use. 2. A trademark used for a landscaping method that employs drought-resistant plants in an effort to conserve resources, especially water. A word coined by comb...
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Reply #8 of 8 posted 8 OCT 12 by Scottrose82
Hopefully i will not get so much BS next year. This year has been the wettest for over 100yrs. A real damp squib!
Discussion id : 62-357
most recent 2 MAR 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 MAR 12 by makida
The spelling of the alternate name of Mme Isaac Pereire is wrongly quoted from Graham Stuart Thomas, he spells it correctly as 'Le Bienheureux de la Salle' in his book and not as ('La Bienheureaux de la Salle'). I happened to see this erroneous spelling recently and believe it may be from HMF.
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