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'Little Gem' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 64-135
most recent 26 JUN 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 8 MAY 12 by Jay-Jay
Why is this rose called a miniature, when it is allready from 1880?
Or is there a mixup with: Little Gem (miniature, Schuurman, 1991)
Reply #1 of 5 posted 9 MAY 12 by Patricia Routley
Probably because Paul himself called it a miniature moss. See the 1880, 1901 and 1903 refs.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 9 MAY 12 by Jay-Jay
Thank You Patricia for Your reaction, although the plant grows up to 2m. The flowers are small (miniature).
Reply #3 of 5 posted 10 MAY 12 by Patricia Routley
It sounds like 'Little Gem' needs special placement then. By a path so you can look closely at the tiny blooms, but a height of 2m says back or middle of the border to me.
The description on the 'Little Gem' page says short, compact and 3 to 4 feet high.
I hesitate to increase this to 2m in case your soil is extra specially good, and 2m is not a normal height.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 10 MAY 12 by Jay-Jay
The place in my garden it stood, had no particularly good soil: Boulder-clay. And wasn't fertilized extra.
It stood in front of the bed, but wasn't at it's place. I replanted it in the middle of a group of Virginiana shrubs.
It differs in height (maybe it likes that kind of alkaline, rich on trace elements, soil), but the other characteristics match.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 26 JUN 15 by Jay-Jay
Replanted and relocated under the oaks it even gets bigger.
It is not really a monster, but catches the eye(-sight) of people interested in unusual roses.
Discussion id : 58-642
most recent 14 NOV 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 NOV 11 by Jay-Jay
At my place, it reached a height of 7 feet in just two seasons!
A lot higher than expected (and mentioned at HMF); it will be replanted at another spot in the garden.
It stands in almost pure boulder-clay. The ground is covered with rotted manure and compost.
Discussion id : 52-942
most recent 18 MAR 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 MAR 11 by Jay-Jay
Its seeds are very fertile!!!
Discussion id : 45-930
most recent 16 JUN 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 JUN 10 by Jay-Jay
Who knows if this precious "Little Gem" is shade tolerant, like some other Mosses?
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