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'April In Paris ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 53-749
most recent 25 APR 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 25 APR 11 by Bonney Michael
My first season with AIP has been wonderful - here in Mississippi we bloom early - April 20 - I am a little worried about stories of how it reacts to any but perfect conditions - like summer heat and humidity. The April bloom looked like a Bride's flower - Perfect and perfectly beautiful!
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 APR 11 by HMF Admin
Thanks Bonney, great (!) to have some feedback from your neck of the woods.
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Discussion id : 46-997
most recent 22 JUL 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 22 JUL 10 by John Moody
I got this rose a couple of years back as part of the J&P Test Rose Panel. It grew very vigorously in it's container the first year and I gave it good ratings in the test scores.
I transplanted it two years ago in spring and it kind of stalled out that year and last and didn't do much of anything spectacular. However, now in it's third year in my garden it has finally matured and established itself and is doing wonderfully.
The bush is not overly big at a bout 3 1/2' to 4' tall, but has very nice shiny dense foliage with dense leaves that so far has stayed perfectly healthy. It is a medium green in color.
The flowers are beautiful. They are a very shell pink in color and have very good exhibition form with most having dead on centers. I only get single blooms and haven't seen any sprays. The fragrance is to die for as it is very strong but not sickly overpowering as some can be. My only complaint with them is that they could be just a bit larger, but that is quibbling. Each flush has had about 25 blooms to it and they have long stems and last a long time on the bush or when I cut them for a vase in the house. Weather has not seemed to bother my rose at all. We have had lots of rain and the blooms do not ball up or get water spots on them as many roses of this color does. The blooms have been very reliable that way.
Our winter this past year was bitterly cold for many weeks but we did have a good snow cover which I think protected all of my garden roses quite well. April in Paris was quick to break dormancy and start growing and blooming.
Our summer weather hasn't seemed to bother the blooms either as our 100 degree weather does to many of the roses causing the blooms to be small and short of petals until the cooler Fall weather returns.
All in all I really highly recommend April in Paris for those in climes similar to my own here in Northwest Missouri zone 5b/6a.
John
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Discussion id : 43-162
most recent 15 MAR 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 MAR 10 by Matthew W. Gerber
This delicate rose can't tolerate wet weather, heat, wind, or any conditons other than perfect. So, while it is prolific, healthy, quick to repeat, with large shapely blooms on long stems-- about 90% of them are a mess. Too bad, it is a beautiful rose, but not worth the space in my garden, time & effort... here in Newberg, Oregon... where roses grow like weeds.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 15 MAR 10 by HMF Admin
Good to know, thanks for sharing your experience.
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Discussion id : 31-751
most recent 19 NOV 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 NOV 08 by Matthew W. Gerber
My first year bush was robust and covered with beautiful healthy foliage. It bloomed well and repeated quickly. The delicate pink blooms are beautiful at their best (as you can see from the photo I posted), but are fragile and effected by heat, burning sun or wet weather. Nice moderate fragrance. Will be interested to see how it does next season when the bush is more established here in Newberg, Oregon.
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