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'Darcey Bussell' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 115-353
most recent 13 FEB HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 FEB by Nola Z5a
Informational -David Austin Roses lists Darcy Bussell as Zone 5-11.
Discussion id : 77-891
most recent 16 NOV 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 APR 14 by Michael Garhart
This one always looks nice at the parks, but when I go to smell it -- nothing! I dont smoke, I eat mostly whole foods, and so on. My nose is in great shape :P Like, sniffing Fragrant Cloud makes me want to gag. Its so overpowering. This one just isnt snifferific. But it looks like it should, when you bend down to smell it.

With that said, it looks very modern, in a nice little mound of purple-red blooms all summer long.

I am waiting for an Austin red that has the best of all worlds. Falstaff was REALLY healthy and vigorous. The blooms and scent were to die for. But it decided it was a Hybrid Perpetual, giving a few blooms in spring and a few blooms in autumn. It spent the remaining time growing... and growing... and growing. lol it became 3' W x 8'T by year 4.

The prior Austin reds are diseased badly here, but have all the wonderful traits, except for the first few, with their wicked thorns. Maybe 2018 is the big year for the "just right" Austin red... or 2020? Who knows!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 NOV 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Agree: I grew Darcy Bussell in a pot, and there's a light scent if the weather is humid enough ...otherwise zero scent. I hope for the scent to be stronger in my alkaline clay. In contrast, the Dark Lady's old-rose-scent is very good at Chicago Botanical Garden, right after tons of rain.
Discussion id : 91-703
most recent 24 MAR 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 MAR 16 by Beth, Forney, TX 8a
Available from - Chamblees
Discussion id : 74-062
most recent 15 SEP 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 SEP 13 by Renato Emma
Syn.'Ausdecorum', 'Darcey Bussell'
Rosa Inglese a cespuglio, Gruppo Antica Ibrida, a portamento eretto, compatto, vigoroso, ramificato. Foglie sm/cuoiose, verde opaco. Fiori grandi, cremisi intenso, cangiante a malva con l'età, riuniti in mazzi o singoli. Rifiorente. Rustica. Fragranza intensa e fruttata, tipica di Rosa Damascena. H.110cm L.80cm. Una delle Rose Inglesi migliori e sane.
(ROSACEAE) (David C.H.Austin, David Austin Roses Ltd., UK, 2005)
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