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'George the Fourth' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 123-846
most recent 25 NOV SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 9 NOV by Ambroise Paré
Hi. This rose is s typical bourbon , leaves , prickles etc . Very good scent. Blooms in flushes ( in my area roses reflower very little ) and good production of hips . Is the rose in commerce an impostor?
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 NOV by thebig-bear
I agree with your points - superb scent, at least a decent second flush in autumn in most years, and a reasonable if not prolific amount of hips. I have three that have formed from crosses I have made this year, compared to 2 that didn't form.

I am really starting to think that this rose may well have been misidentified.
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Discussion id : 105-893
most recent 5 OCT 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 5 OCT 17 by thebig-bear
The main description describes this rose as mildly scented- I would describe it as quite strongly scented, 7/8 out of 10, and of the most delicious fragrance that fills the nose; a sweet, thick and old fashioned scent mixed with the best qualities of a China. Right up there with the best for scent - but that might be just my experience with this rose!
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Discussion id : 96-228
most recent 6 DEC 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 DEC 16 by thebig-bear
Can anyone tell me please if this rose sets hips, and if so, what the resulting seedlings are like?

Edit - October 2017: I have two hips, one O.P. and one from a hand-pollinated cross. Large and beautiful. Orange-golden yellow colouring. Contained around 10-12 seeds, 8 of which were fertile. See picture that I upload in the photos section. I shall have to see what the seedlings are like, assuming some germinate.
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