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'Sharifa Asma ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 52-599
most recent 28 APR 17 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 27 FEB 11
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 27 FEB 11 by Jay-Jay
I agree, You will be satisfied by this rose in a milder climate! And even the last very dry, hot and sunny summer there was no petal-burn!
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 28 FEB 11 by Danda
Alas... Sharifa is no princess here in the UK... The long, cool, damp springs destroy the buds and blooms, balling them badly so they do not open at all and those that do are an ugly, brown mess that that fall to bits as soon as they open.
It's just not worth growing so its been shovel pruned without a hint of remorse.
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Reply #3 of 2 posted 28 APR 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you, will have to move my Sharifa to a drier & sunnier location.
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Discussion id : 83-777
most recent 19 MAR 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 MAR 15 by morerosesthanscents
My Sharifa Asma struggled a bit in her first summer in my PNW garden. Since then she has become one of my favourites, reliably producing beautiful buds that either ball and die (if its rainy for a few days) or produce exquisite blooms. The colour is very 'soft' and the petals are delicate and almost transparent. This is a rose to enjoy up close and personal.

In my garden the bloom fragrance varies in intensity from medium to strong. What is consistent is that the fragrance is complex but perfectly balanced. I look forward to coaxing more of the best from Sharifa in the years coming.

Does anyone have any advice to that end?
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Discussion id : 78-875
most recent 10 JUN 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 JUN 14 by kysusan
Sharifa Asma is a great performer. Heavenly strong scent, fades in hot weather some. Despite her delicate looks, the petals stand up well to zone 6b heat. Smallish mannerly bush.
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Discussion id : 72-399
most recent 17 JUN 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 JUN 13 by Jay-Jay
This rose has a very strong scent that beats the fragrance of Gertrude Jekyll by far!!!
Not only is it stronger; in my opinion it is more subtle, in balance and has more components.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 17 JUN 13 by Meryl
To my nose, also, she has a very powerful scent, not the "moderate" of HMF's official description.
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