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'La Marne' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 82-169
most recent 3 NOV 18 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 23 DEC 14 by stefand
The description of this rose indicates that it is both " short" and "4' to 6' " in height. I can't reconcile those two phrases in my mind. Can someone explain this conundrum?
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 DEC 14 by Patricia Routley
That's a curly one. The "short" answer is that it probably came from the 1936 reference.
Modern references are quoting 4' and I think it is better to have an actual measurement than a vague short/tall description. That is - if there is no doubt about the veracity of the rose in commerce. Hoping there is not, I will delete the word "short".
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 NOV 18 by Michael Garhart
It's a common conundrum for poly-teas. I went through this with Leonie Lamesch. It was short and cute for many years, like the description I bought it for (this was before HMF days). but at full maturity, the tea-like basals come up and the plant is suddenly a 6' rose that loathes to have those monster basals pruned. This can be seen with a few other poly-teas as well.

They also hate being moved when they are at maturity. At least in my experience.
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Discussion id : 111-334
most recent 9 JUN 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 JUN 18 by Nastarana
American Rose Annual 1924, p.94
"A Denver Test Garden", by Dr. Wm. L. Hess

"Among my forty varieties of Polyanthas, nearly everyone chooses La Marne, with its semi-double flowers, bright salmon-rose at the edges, rosy blush inside, and with its glossy and mildew-proof foliage."

Dr. Hess also grew "over 400 varieties of Hybrid Teas and Pernetianas" in Denver (USDA zone5)! He preferred Manetti to multiflora for a rootstalk.

Perhaps the hardiness designation for 'La Marne' could be altered?
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 JUN 18 by Patricia Routley
Certainly. Done. And the reference added. Many thanks Nastarana.
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Discussion id : 90-474
most recent 21 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 21 JAN 16 by Pat Wallace zone 5a Illinois
I'm so happy I did not see the zone rating here before purchasing La Marne. I'm in northern Illinois Z5a and this rose is superb here. I've had her for 8+ years and she gets no winter protection. I only remember a little disease in the first year. There after she's been disease free in my no spray garden. This rose blooms continuously if I get her dead headed. In quick repeats if I don't. Highly recommend as a satisfying rose for a beginner.
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Discussion id : 46-332
most recent 21 JAN 12 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 30 JUN 10 by Carlene
Does anyone know if this rose is shade tolerant and if it makes good cut flowers? Thanks.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 JUN 10 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
The blossoms last forever. They don't shed naturally.

Most of the time with roses that makes them a good candidate for cutting and arrangements.

'La Marne' is a good grower, disease resistant and blooms A LOT. I wish it dropped it petals and were fragrant. Of course it's great regardless.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 21 JAN 12 by Toadlily
This grows well on the North side of my house in zone 6. Granted it is close to the foundation but it is also last to defrost. Almost always in bloom. Good disease resistance.
It is about 5' tall after a few years. My best blooming rose.
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