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'Perdita' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 74-907
most recent 2 NOV 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 2 NOV 13 by Renato Emma
Syn.'Ausperd'
Rosa Inglese a cespuglio, Gruppo Rosa Antica Ibrida, a portamento vigoroso e frondoso, spine poche. Foglie sm/lucide, verde scuro. Fiori grandi, forma old-fashioned, rosa/albicocca , centro piu' scuro, bordi crema, singoli o in mazzi. Forte fragranza speziata. Rifiorente, rustica, md/resistente a malattie. Ideale x fiori da taglio. H.100cm L.75cm.
(ROSACEAE) (David C.H.Austin, David Austin Roses Ltd., UK, 1983)
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Discussion id : 37-995
most recent 14 JUL 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 14 JUL 09 by Jeff Britt
I have had this rose for several years and after nearly removing it several times, I can now say it has a permanent spot in my garden. It was rather slow to get it's roots into the ground and really get going. As a consequence, in its first four or five years it was a big sluggish to repeat after the first spring flush, and was stingy with blooms in the fall.

That has changed in the past few years. The plant is quite vigorous now, quick to repeat and generous with its flowers right through the year. I now get as many blooms off Perdita as I do any other rose in my garden. The flower form is lovely, the bloom color exquisite when the weather is cool, and the petals drop of cleanly. It makes somewhat arching growth, so it wants to be as wide (or wider) than it is tall.

The only negatives are: 1) it makes a lousy cut flower because the blooms shatter quickly, 2) the petals are very prone to spotting if any water gets on them, 3) the bloom clusters get quite heavy so you end up looking at many flowers sideways. But, these seem trifling matters compared to the overall performance, flower production and beauty of the blooms.
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