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'South Africa' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 128-302
most recent 15 SEP SHOW ALL
Initial post 27 JUN 21 by happymaryellen
My first year with this Rose, the roses bloomed and lasted 24 hours and then shattered immediately. So I had a discussion with Bob Martin about it and he said give it another year. So here I am in here too and oh my God he was completely right!!
The blooms lasted about four days on the bush and I put them in a vase which they’ve been in there for a couple of days, what an amazing Rose. Now I have to agree with other people about not getting a lot of fragrance from it no matter what time of day but I don’t care because it is a beauty!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 15 SEP by RoseForest
Did it get better in terms of shattering?
Discussion id : 133-472
most recent 24 JUN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 JUN by sandsock (PNW 8a)
Wow, this is an amazingly disease resistant rose in the wet PNW. Blooms well and I love the fruity fragrance.
Discussion id : 126-585
most recent 22 MAR 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 MAR 21 by 1
Probably a descendent of 'Bernstein Rose', given the codename, foliage, class, and color. I would guess the other parent is a large-flowered rose in some sort of gold tone.

First generation 'Bernstein Rose' cultivars tend to get downy very badly here, but not all 2nd generation 'Bernstein Rose' cultivars do. 'Summer Sun', bred from 'Gebrüder Grimm', does not get downy at all here. In fact, it's great here.

I have not had the chance of trying 'Good as Gold' here to see if it gets downy easily in the PNW.
Discussion id : 124-999
most recent 14 JAN 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JAN 21 by Plazbo
Has flowered a lot, has not set hips, so probably not one to use as a seed parent.

-edit 5/May/2021 - and much like the other new kordes I got, it is now setting hips in the late summer and autumn period. First ripe hip only had 3 seed, none of the hips are particularly large but it's setting them at a fairly useable rate if the seed are fertile.
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