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'Renae' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 105-711
most recent 24 SEP 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 SEP 17 by CybeRose
Armstrong Nurseries catalog - 1954
Seldom can we claim for any new rose as many unusual and desirable qualities. A pillar type, it grows to about 10 feet in height. The long-pointed shiny green leaves cover the plant thoroughly and so completely that it never gets a "leggy" look as so many climbers do. In mild areas like Southern California it is practically evergreen.

In early spring the plant is completely covered with double blooms of lavender pink, about 2 1/2 inches across. But Renae is one of those unusual climbers which continues right on blooming until late fall. The bloom holds exceedingly well and when finished drops off cleanly. Last but not least, it is practically thornless--only occasionally will you find one. We feel sure this is going to be a favorite with planters everywhere except in the colder areas. Plant Pat. No. 893. $3.00 each; 3 or more, $2.65 each.
Discussion id : 105-688
most recent 23 SEP 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 SEP 17 by CybeRose
All About Miniature Roses (1967) 
Ralph S. Moore
Chapter 18 — Searching for Better Varieties

When I began my work with miniatures it was a natural step because I had long been interested in small flowered roses. Cecil Brunner was a favorite. Then about 1927 I acquired a little polyantha variety called Étoile Luisante (Baby Herriot). This rose was not very double but had buds similar to Cecil Brunner in form and the color was a beautiful flame of cerise-red and copper shaded with pink and yellow. Foliage was glossy and the plant had few thorns. The dwarf plants flowered abundantly in clusters. Seed hips set easily and seeds germinated readily.

The stage was set. I began to sow quantities of seeds from this variety and found that the color range was wide. Flower color varied from near white to soft yellow through various shades of pink and flame tones. A few showed the red/yellow bicolor similar to Talisman. Some were low to medium height bushes. Many were of climbing or semi-climbing habit. Nearly all were constant repeat bloomers. A number set seeds as freely as the parent, Étoile Luisante. Most of the climbers were single flowered and nearly all seedlings were fragrant.

After making several selections from the seedlings the others were destroyed. Of those saved three were named (all climbers). Renae(Pat. 893) was introduced by Armstrong Nurseries, Ontario, California. Renae is available on weeping standard from Stocking Rose Nursery, San Jose, California. It is similar to Climbing Pinkie, very fragrant, an abundant bloomer with clean glossy foliage and thornless. For mild climates Renae is a lovely rose but it is along with most of the others selected from the lot, not dependably winter hardy in colder areas.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 23 SEP 17 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
This reference confirms the parentage of 'Renae' and it's Sister seedlings as shared with me personally by Ralph Moore.

Others seemed to think he had forgotten the parentage, perhaps because of his advanced age at the time.

(There are other references stating parentage as shown at HMF.)

I still have good faith he knew very well what he was saying, as evidenced here.
Discussion id : 67-738
most recent 22 OCT 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 OCT 12 by Patricia Routley
The rose grown in Australia as 'Renae' seems to have less petals than the American one, and certainly many less than the rose pictured in Taiwan. (Interesting that I actually see hints of 'Perle d'Or' or 'Mme. Jules Thibard' in some of the pleated petal photos of 'Renae'.) Is the quoted 43 petals correct for 'Renae'? It is too early here to do a petal count.
Discussion id : 43-512
most recent 28 MAR 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 MAR 10 by York Rose
How hardy is, in fact, this rose? I live about ten miles north of Boston and I've got a situation where a lax thornless pink climber would work very nicely, but it has to be hardy enough to stand the winter. I also live on the ocean, so it has to work in that environment, too.
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