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'Othello' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 127-796
most recent 29 MAY 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 MAY 21 by smashzen
I was convinced that this rose had a rich red color, today mine bloomed for the first time and it's pink. Anybody has any idea why? could be the cold temperature?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 24 MAY 21 by Nastarana
The color looks about right for Gertrude Jekyll. What is the growth habit? 'Othello' is known for its' many branched, very thorny growth habit, which I, BTW, found very attractive. GJ, OTOH, grows straight upward like a gigantic hybrid tea. If your bush doesn't have large and numerous thorns it is not 'Othello'. The color of 'Othello" was for me a dark purplish red.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 28 MAY 21 by smashzen
Yes, it does have a lot of thorns, growing habits are a bit weird because this spring was the coldest in over 60 years. I live in central italy, so I placed the rose on a sort of "partial shade" in order to not fry the flower during peeks hours. I'm guessing the color is this pale because it has been abnormaly cold and rainy in the las month, but yeah, I expected too a purplish/crimson red.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 29 MAY 21 by Nastarana
I think 'Othello' inherits some genetics from the China roses, so maybe it needs sunshine to deepen the color. First flowers of newly planted bushes are often a little odd.
Discussion id : 98-646
most recent 21 APR 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 APR 17 by LI_Rose
Does anyone know where Othello is available to purchase? DA has discontinued it.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 21 APR 17 by Nastarana
I believe it is being sold by Long Ago Roses. It may be being sold under its breeder code name, 'Auslo'. I highly recommend Long Ago Roses for superb customer service and for keeping rare roses in commerce at extremely reasonable prices.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 21 APR 17 by LI_Rose
Thank you, I contacted them, and they will need a year to propagate it for me, but that's fine with me. Thanks so much for the response!
Reply #3 of 3 posted 21 APR 17 by Nastarana
You are welcome. I am happy to send a worthy company some business.
Discussion id : 83-257
most recent 20 FEB 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 FEB 15 by Stephen Haydon
I would describe Othello's fragrance as rather like a sweet red wine.
The colour is an attractive red shade when the flowers bloom, but soon ages to a dull purple, which I find a little disappointing.
Discussion id : 35-169
most recent 30 MAR 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 MAR 09 by Nastarana
This was one of the first English roses I grew, and I still have a fondness for it, thorny, awkward growth and all. I think it would do very well as part of a hedge, if one happened to want to discourage trespassing. The foliage is somewhat prone to mildew, but the plant is so amazingly vigorous, that it just grows back if you prune out the mildewed leaves. The flowers are magnificent, large, bautifully shaped, powerfully fragrant of an indescribable dark pink, dark red color overlayed with purple tones. Mine is in partial shade, so I can't say if it burns in full sun. Like nearly all English roses, it does need lots of water.
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