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'Ferdinand Pichard' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 119-867
most recent 27 FEB SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 JAN by BrianH
I grew this rose 35 years ago in the Los Angeles area. I got it from Roses of Yesterday and Today. It was a big strapping thing, coarse but interesting. Unfortunately, it seldom bloomed, but when it did, the few blooms I got were lovely, with, as has been said before, a damask/raspberry scent that was unique. It may have been infected with some kind of rose mosaic virus as the leaves sometimes had the characteristic yellow zigzag markings. It had been budded on Dr. Huey in the era when this rootstock was not reliably virus-free. I hope un-virused stock can be found somewhere as I would like to give it a try again.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 27 FEB by JoeyT
It is available at High Country Roses.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 27 FEB by BrianH
Thank you, JoeyT, for your information! FP is now on my must-have list...again!
Discussion id : 93-506
most recent 17 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 JUN 16 by Give me caffeine
Didn't the description page for this rose used to include the following comment?

"In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties, which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses."
Discussion id : 91-290
most recent 6 MAR 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 MAR 16 by raingreen
Does Ferdinand Pichard produce an ornamental display of hips? I saw Margaret's photo, just wondering if they are produced in significant numbers.


Reply #1 of 2 posted 5 MAR 16 by Margaret Furness
I'm sorry, I can't answer that, because I removed my plant. It didn't produce many flowers in my garden (zone 9b, dry summers). The best of the striped remontants for me, regarding flower number and health, is Honorine de Brabant.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 MAR 16 by raingreen
Thanks Margaret. I'm also in a medit area but believe because of the desiccation tolerance of the plant it would go dormant during the summer drought (with no watering) with no problems and then grow in the winter, when the cooler temps would promote flowering. In northern Europe the Bourbons tend to repeat better. Just a hypothesis.
Discussion id : 86-317
most recent 1 JUL 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 JUL 15 by Sue_Z
This rose was sold to me as Variegata di Bologna, however I am quite sure it is Ferdinand Pichard due to the pink background to the flowers and ease of rebloom (VdB seems to be rebloom shy). This is a most healthy and very vigorous rose which is covered in blooms at the first flush with smaller reblooms in August and again in October to first frost. Rebloom has improved with age and was a single flower in its first year of planting. Uniquely, in my climate it gets no disease whatsoever and I live in a particularly warm, humid part of Ireland (which is humid anyway!). Mine plant is about four years in the ground and has improved every year, initially I was a bit disappointed by the size of the flowers but they are noticeably larger this year, good fragrance too.
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