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'Courier' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 117-551
most recent 14 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JUL by Patricia Routley
We still have no earlier substantiation of the 1994 quoted parentage of R. gigantea x Archiduc Joseph.
If Simon Voorwinde is still out there, I have one six month old cutting of Courier (provenance Kodja Place) still making up its mind whether to live or die. I might be able to tell him in about three years if it sets hips, or doesn’t.
Later edit - cutting died.
Discussion id : 82-929
most recent 2 FEB 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 FEB 15 by Give me caffeine
Here's one for the experts. I noticed the following in the references for this rose:

"(Rose Gardens of Australia, p 39) ...It resents hard pruning, and I have found by trial and error that it is not compatible with R. multiflora understocks."

Is this incompatibility with R. multiflora root stock a known thing with Clark's R. gigantea hybrids? Or is this reference just an odd but unconfirmed opinion?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 2 FEB 15 by Jane Z
Nieuwesteeg used multiflora rootstock, so the chance of multiflora/gigantea incompatibilty per se seems unlikely. Equally though it's also unlikely that Susan Irvine's comment was made lightly or without consideration, so perhaps Courier is a little tricky with some/most multiflora clones. Would be interesting to hear JN's opinion. (I've had a number of Clark hybrid giganteas growing on different multiflora clones)
Reply #2 of 2 posted 2 FEB 15 by Margaret Furness
Some of my Clarks are on multiflora, in slightly acid soil, and some on their own roots. All thriving.
Discussion id : 74-452
most recent 7 OCT 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 OCT 13 by Simon Voorwinde
Does 'Courier' set hips at all?
Discussion id : 54-936
most recent 10 JUN 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 JUN 11 by Le rose di Piedimonte
courier is really worthy of a rose grown more. Its stunning flowers open from buds pointed and very elegant, delicate pink color is a darker exterior of the petals. The flower has a good consistency, the opening of the flowers is very slow and this feature gives the plant a very long flowering.
The scent is delicious.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 10 JUN 11 by billy teabag
I agree with you wholeheartedly! The foliage of this rose is marvellous too - not only very attractive in its own right, but tough and disease resistant.
Are you finding a number of the blooms come with another small bud forming inside the bloom?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 10 JUN 11 by Le rose di Piedimonte
In fact, Courier has a very nice foliage, typical of the pink gigantea, and rarely gets sick.
I am very excited about this plant, really valuable.
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