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'Mrs. R.M. Finch' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 166-355
most recent 11 MAR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 MAR by AndromedaSea
I planted Mrs. R.M.Finch in my NJ zone 7B garden two summers ago. Like my other polyanthas, it doesn’t seem at all unhappy in my heavy, slow-draining, alkaline clay. It has healthy leaves, flowers often, and the flushes are very full. In my no-spray garden, Mrs.R.M. Finch shrugs off black spot. It’s growing more wide than tall. I’ve read that it sets hips, but mine has not, yet. I planted this rose near a walkway, and I’m glad I did because it seems to be always in bloom. It’s just a nice workhorse of a rose.
Discussion id : 159-971
most recent 16 JAN SHOW ALL
Initial post 13 JAN by Bug_girl
The Description page says this rose is often sold as Australia Felix...but is it the same rose as Australia Felix? Or is that a synonym?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 13 JAN by Margaret Furness
Have a look at the comments on the Australia Felix file. All the roses labelled Australia Felix now are likely to be identical with Mrs R M Finch. Not a synonym, a mislabel. As far as we know, Australia Felix doesn't exist any more (now there's a metaphor for you).
Unless there's one at Sangerhausen, but given that a plant photographed in Belgium by Jedmar appears incorrect, it's unlikely.
Of course any "lost" rose may still be somewhere, without its correct name attached to it.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 16 JAN by Bug_girl
Thank you for the information!
Discussion id : 29-856
most recent 1 MAR 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 19 AUG 08 by Patricia Routley
There is a discrepancy in the number of chromosomes mentioned in the references for 'Mrs. R. M. Finch'. In 1953 it was 28. In 1990 it was 21.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 1 MAR 18 by Michael Garhart
I'm guessing the real version is tri, and the imposter was tetra. Probably should be re-tested.
Discussion id : 91-079
most recent 23 FEB 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 FEB 16 by kysusan
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