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Discussion id : 114-433
most recent 14 DEC HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 DEC by Michael Garhart
My neighbor has this those. Its 8' T x 4'W lol. It's a beast, but it's always in bloom.
Discussion id : 106-850
most recent 6 DEC 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 DEC 17 by mtspace
I live in the mountains of Arizona where summers are rarely as hot as those of Chicago, let alone Houston or Tulsa. My three year old plant gets about six or seven hours of very bright sunlight each day. In three years it has grown to knee height and bloomed once. The flower form was just about perfect, but the blossoms themselves were well shy of three inches across. Compared to roses in general, I'd rate it a pretty low standard; but compared with Hybrid Tea roses I've tried here, I'd say it's a bit above average.
Discussion id : 7-189
most recent 25 JAN 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 16 NOV 04 by Unregistered Guest
In Oklahoma, this is a vigourous grower with flushes throughout the season. It seems at its best in hot weather, fully blooming in July and August, but balling in cooler or damper weather. The fragrance is strong either way, but more so in heat.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JAN 09 by Unregistered Guest
I agree with the Oklahoma grower. This rose prefers hot dry weather. Mine reached 15' tall one summer, and the main trunk looks like a tree! I found that if I cut the blooms and bring them inside in a vase, the bloom opens wonderfully and lasts for two weeks. I've never had a rose blossom last as long as Auguste Renoir. They certainly don't last that long on the bush.
I'm in zone 6, with miserably cold windy winters and extremely hot windy summers, and this rose stands up to all nature can blow at it.
Discussion id : 6-207
most recent 18 MAY 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 18 MAY 04 by Anonymous-53780
The large and extremely heavy flower buds on my Auguste Renoir rose never open. I have tried cutting them and bringing them indoors before the buds turn brown and fall off the bush. This does not help. I live in Southern California in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills. The summer days are warm and the nights arecool. Does anyone have suggestions or information about this problem?
Reply #1 of 7 posted 31 MAY 04 by anonymous-64152
I have the same problem, have read the same comment from someone in Chicago, and I am in the Seattle area. Do we see a pattern here? Is there anything that can be done about balling?
Reply #2 of 7 posted 23 JAN 06 by KB
I just dug up my Auguste Renoir because of the same problem. I was sad to see it go because it was a vigorous plant and a prolific bloomer, often carrying 50 blooms at a time, but only a fraction of them would open. I think the cooler climate of Southern California is part of the problem.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 2 MAY 07 by Unregistered Guest
I am giving Auguste Renoir one more season to earn his keep. The buds are large and should open in 2 days. Someone suggested thrips may be Auguste Renoirs problem but I will check next week.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 1 MAY 07 by Unregistered Guest
When my roses behave that way it is because the blossoms are infested by thrips. The thrips are very tiny (like specks of black pepper). They damage the rosebud so that it does not expand.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 1 MAY 07 by Unregistered Guest
That is very helpful to know. I have been struggling with thrips this season, and have hesitated to spray the blooms themselves to keep down the thrips because I am worried about the serious honeybee population decline. Does anyone know if spraying actual buds and blooms with Rose Defense or some such threatens honeybees?
Reply #5 of 7 posted 2 MAY 07 by Unregistered Guest
I still have Auguste Renoir and it is full of flower that are not open yet. It is located close to three other rose bushes that have flowers that always open. Do thrips spread to adjacent shrubs? I will keep a close watch as Auguste may finally be replaced this January.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 18 MAY 08 by anonymous-134070
I have had Auguste Renoir for 3 years and it has usually balled without opening in the hot San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, I first thought that the sprinklers were hitting the roses but it is tall enough not to be wet. The rose will be removed as it is painful to view all those balled rose flowers. Guy de Maupaussant is wonderful as so is Yves Piaget both Romantica roses.
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