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'Rosa majalis var.rubrifolia' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 51-234
most recent 31 DEC 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 DEC 10 by Patricia Routley
The Redoute and the Guimpel & Willdenow, 1815 paintings are showing heart-shaped petals with no space between. They are slightly different to the majority of the photos.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 31 DEC 10 by Jay-Jay
You're right Patricia! And both the "book scans" of Cass and Jedmar show the same petals as You described.
Discussion id : 49-663
most recent 13 NOV 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 NOV 10 by Byrnes, Robert L.
I was wondering why there is no seperate listing under Class for R. glauca/R. Rubrifolia? The only possible selection is just Species or Wild, Species. Thank you.
Discussion id : 6-379
most recent 18 AUG 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 9 JUN 04 by David Elliott
According to the Combined Rose List (Dobson & Schneider 2003) R. glauca dates from 1789.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 AUG 07 by Cass
According to the International Plant Names Index, Rosa glauca was first described by Pierre André Pourret in Mémoires, Academie des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres de Toulouse, 1788. As a species, it undoubtedly existed long before that date.
Discussion id : 2-210
most recent 9 JUN 04 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
I just purchased 4 bushes of these roses for the front of my house. They are facing West and it gets very windy. I live in Western Canada in zone 3a. What type of pruning is required for this rose and how often?
Also, what type of winter protection, if any, is required for this variety of rose?

Reply #1 of 2 posted 11 MAY 04 by anonymous-46549
R. glauca flowers on the previous year’s growth so you should only really prune to dead head in spring and cut out any dead wood. Can’t help on the winter protection unfortunately as I live in the UK and protection isn’t necessary in out climate
Reply #2 of 2 posted 9 JUN 04 by David Elliott
It is in the Montreal Botanical Garden which is zone 5 in Botanica's Pocket Roses, Peter Beales wrote the species section of Botanica and states that it is hardy to zone 4. Zone 3 being the prairies south of the Calgary - Winipeg line.
When pruning take the old canes out to the bottom otherwise you get a cluster of new shoots like a witches broom! If they will grow for you the birds will love you in winter!
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