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Discussion id : 64-008
most recent 3 MAY 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 MAY 12 by Grntrz5
It's a dark ruby red on our acid clay, I finally have a bloom!!! It seems to be the favorite of the herd of deer that run through the yard. The bloom is about 3 inches across, and has a light to medium scent of sweet rose. Very healthy, no blackspot in cool weather. Twins, the Lens Hybrid Musk, is planted next to it, and the deer ignore that one.
Discussion id : 36-053
most recent 3 MAY 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 MAY 09 by Jeff Britt
I am certain there is a good reason for this rose being described as a hybrid musk, but by any measure that nominative is a big stretch. Shrub, yes. But hybrid musk? The parentage is certainly interesting and varied -- polyanthas, floribundas, shrubs and even one hybrid musk in the distant background (Eva) -- but hardly points to the hybrid musk designation. I guess it's all up to the breeder, and Tantau thought the overall appearance of the shrub was more like a hybrid musk than anything else. This certainly defines the limits of the name and suggests that it is more a catch-all category of Pemberton, Bentall and Lambert derived creations than anything else.
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