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'Lorraine Lee' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 36-494
most recent 21 MAY 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 MAY 09 by Sandie Maclean
The Argus Newspaper 29th December 1928
Lorraine Lee was an uncrossed seedling of Jessie Clark, but
Mr Clark thinks that Captain Millet, a Riviera rose, was the other parent.
The colour has the coral and prawn shadings of the modern Pernettiana type
without its weakness of constitution.
Discussion id : 31-213
most recent 26 OCT 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 OCT 08 by Eric Timewell
Available from - Hedgerow Rose Nursery
Discussion id : 15-674
most recent 14 SEP 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 DEC 06 by Nyssaone

Re- Lorraine Lee clg.  It seems that this magnificent climbing rose is only available in Australia, NZ, SA and USA. Availability in USA indicates that it is already accustomed to life in the Northern Hemisphere. So why is it not yet marketed in any Europen Country?  It likes heat and is not so vigorous in conditions cooler than Australia. But there must be many gardens in the South of England where this rose might be very suitable for clothing a large arch. Perhaps it has been tried and found unsuitable. If anyone reading this can throw any light on these matters, perhaps they would let me know.

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Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 SEP 07 by Philippe
Roses sellers "Les Roses de Mougins", near Mougins, France (06) have Lorraine Lee climbing.
Discussion id : 17-452
most recent 20 MAR 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 MAR 07 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Lorraine Lee has been poor doer own-root even after 4 or 5 years in my very warm and dry low desert garden. I can only attribute this to extreme heat and lack of humidity. Teas thrive here but only look their best during our coolest season.

It seems she requires the best of everything to do well here. It could be I have a weak clone but I doubt it. I don't think she likes the desert. I'll bet she thrives in a temperate garden with more humidity and coastal influence.
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