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'Perfume Delight' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 121-696
most recent 21 MAY HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 21 MAY by Planetrj (zone 11b/H2 pH 5.8)
After 4 years of evaluating this very widely available HT, I can see why it's lasted through the years when others have faded away, once the newness and 'hooplah' has worn off. Perfume Delight is definitely one of those which should be in the Novice Class of HT's. It's one of the most carefree, easy to grow, non-finicky growers. Another which grown on it's own roots is proving to be quite a valuable rose for the no-fuss garden.
I can say that having both bud grafted and Own Root specimens, the OR is definitely noteworthy in comparison to it's much less vigorous BG counterpart. It's decent to root, and certainly grows superior on it's own. I've also noted that even in my no-spray gardens, the blackspot is almost non-existent when grown on it's own roots, as opposed to the BG's lack of that quality. The fragrance is also stronger on it's own roots (I've noted this in nearly every comparison). It stands up to full sun without hesitation, yet takes a bit of afternoon shade with stride, and doesn't yellow. It has little dieback, which means earlier and later flowers. Bloom style tends to be more sporatic, and does not tend to flush. There are other similar deep pink HT's which tend to bloom more frequently, like Pink Peace, but doesn't have nearly the depth of fragrance that this does. Though not very numerous in my climate, I see random flowers from March until December.
If possible in your region, this one is very worthwhile to grow on it's own roots.
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Discussion id : 110-540
most recent 4 MAY 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 MAY 18 by Yankee Doodle Stevie
Perhaps my favorite deep pink rose. ( It's borderline between that and medium imo. ) Perfume Delight is a rugged disease free plant with large smelly blooms that repeat well and stand up to heat and wind. It's also a neat rather upright grower, but does not get a case of bare knees. Pretty low on thorns too. Did/does well in both New York and Arizona for us.
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Discussion id : 98-909
most recent 4 MAY 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 MAY 17 by Lavenderlace
Very nice scent and very bright color so far in Z8!
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 2 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Saw that at Menards as bare-root (on Dr. Huey) for less than $5 .. was really tempted to get it, but I have very few full-sun locations left. I made a large bed this spring for 10 more roses, but it's in 5 hours of morning sun, NOT enough for hybrid tea.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 2 MAY 17 by Lavenderlace
I"m actually hoping that the sun will bleach them out a bit so haven't tested them in the shade. They're really dark lipstick pink here!
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 4 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Perfume Delight doesn't like acidic rain. In late fall I saw that in a pot, next to Kordes Laguna. After many days of rain, Kordes Laguna was 100% healthy & tons of blooms. Perfume Delight had very dark-green foliage, full of blackpots, zero blooms during that week-long rain.

Intrigue is another one with dark-green foliage, was 100% healthy with many buds in hot & dry August, in a dinky pot (completely dry) at Walmart. That store has tap-water at pH near 9. At local rose park, Intrigue was 100% healthy with tons of blooms in dry summer, but looked horrible with blackspots & 1/2 size in a wet spring. The dark-green foliage can't handle acidic rain (pH 4.5) in my Chicagoland.
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Discussion id : 73-530
most recent 16 AUG 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 14 AUG 13 by Blue
This bush grows really well in subtropical climates. In Brisbane it churns out flowers almost all year long- in small clusters to each stem. It is about 1.5 m high and would hedge. It gets occasional black spot but doesn't succumb. The scent is divine - only a little less than papa Meilland and
Mr Lincoln, but similarly evocative of Turkish delight. The blooms are upright. The lipstick pink fades in the heat to an Austin pink. It has a florist rose look to it, but the blooms look less angular and more ruffled as they age. This bush grew happily through a ten year drought and flowered on rain water only. This is a strong rose bush that doesn't get octopus tentacles.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 AUG 13 by billy teabag
It does very well in Perth as well. A strong, generous, easy care rose and one of the last to defoliate in winter. No complaints about this rose at all! Beautiful blooms, attractive, healthy foliage, gorgeous fragrance, it is an excellent garden specimen and an excellent cut flower.
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