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'Elfe ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 100-288
most recent 30 MAY 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 MAY 17 by jeffbee
Is the fragrance strong or moderate? the description is different among websites.
Discussion id : 96-616
most recent 29 DEC 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 DEC 16 by Jay-Jay
Is there a typo in TANefle? Should it be TANelfe?
I will call Tantau in January 2017 to ask, for they are closed right now.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 29 DEC 16 by Patricia Routley
A curly one Jay-Jay…. As far as I can see, the error came about with Modern Roses 10 where the code for the light pink HT was incorrectly changed. I have adjusted the 1985 and 2001 roses to show as follows and hope they are right now.
1951 Elfe …………… Flori. White
1985 Elfe TANefle. HT. light pink. (HMF had shown as TANelfe)
1988 Elfe TANcrief. Flori. White.
2001 Elfe TANelfe. Climber. White. (HMF had shown as TANefle)
Reply #2 of 2 posted 29 DEC 16 by Jay-Jay
Thank You Patricia.
I called them today, but got an answering machine.
Discussion id : 72-743
most recent 4 JUL 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 JUL 13 by Aurelija D.
After maturing somewhat now my Elfe tends to bloom earlier, together with the other roses, and started to repeat in the autumn. Also, nowadays she produces the large clusters of blossoms, usually at the top of the canes - which are rather upright, reaching 3 meters high so far and rather stiff, so training them horizontally requires some work. Foliage mostly clean, but she is inclined to be a bit naked at the bottom.
Discussion id : 54-519
most recent 26 MAR 12 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 MAY 11 by HonzaPM
This rose has very pleasant fruity fragrance, it´s strong and really refreshing.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 26 MAR 12 by Aurelija D.
Yup, the fragrance drifts in the air if the conditions are right.

For me this rose is very late blooming, last of all my roses, also it practically did not repeat so far (if not to count 1 bloom in mid December), after 3 years in same spot. Otherwise quite healthy and tough rose, although canes are a bit stiff-ish.
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