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'Rose Gilardi ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 65-397
most recent 26 JUN 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 JUN 12 by White, Wendy R.
Greenheart Farms says the slender mossy buds open into semi-double flowers that are striped red and pink. They say this is a clean and bushy plant and an excellent performer.
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Discussion id : 25-540
most recent 26 JUN 12 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 17 APR 08 by Chill out! Roses
This rose comes back with no protection at minus 20. Very hardy and predictable.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 26 JUN 12 by White, Wendy R.
Very pleased to see this comment from you. I guess this is a rose I should be growing; it sounds like it would be easy to grow.
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Discussion id : 36-771
most recent 19 JUN 09 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 29 MAY 09 by Shmoopy's Garden
Rose Gilardi is a lovely little moss that blooms a lot and is very vigorous and hardy here in Michigan. It's a keeper in my garden.
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 31 MAY 09 by Rupert, Kim L.
If you enjoy the striped mosses, take a look at the one Sequoia named in my honor a few years ago. 'Kim Rupert' is here on Help Me Find and you can probably find it available at Burlington Roses, also here on the site. Burling Leong, formerly of Sequoia (for MANY years), has opened her own nursery. She's a one woman operation and is dilligently trying to keep the availability list updated. She has an amazing collection of roses and strives to maintain good availability and excellent customer service. As for "my" rose, it's very closely related to Rose Gilardi, but with a stronger growing plant.

Mr. Moore used to sell his seedlings which hadn't demonstrated the traits he sought in their initial few months of blooming. There were dozens of trays of small potted seedlings with their crosses on tags. It was FUN going through them to see some of the neat crosses he'd made. Paul Barden bought this seedling and took it home to try it out. He felt it too good NOT to give back to Sequoia, and, fortunately, they agreed. You'll notice the code name for the rose is MORuncommon, indicating it came back to them from The Uncommon Rose. After discussing it with Sequoia, Paul called me to ask permission to name the rose for me. They all knew my passion for stripes and the mini mosses. It was a natural. I'm very pleased with the rose and the honor they bestowed upon me by naming it for me. Take a look and see what you think. I believe you'll enjoy it! Kim
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 2 JUN 09 by Shmoopy's Garden
Thanks, it looks good and I think I might get the rose Kim Rupert. I appreciate that back story, too:)
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 2 JUN 09 by Rupert, Kim L.
You're welcome! My pleasure. Kim
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 19 JUN 09 by Allison
Kim,
I agree! I've been studying the mini mosses and I noticed your rose long before I saw this post--it is one I really would like to get. I am crazy about moss roses, the OGRs, the modern and modern mini mosses, and Paul Barden's work. It's so hard to find many of them, it seems even places that used to carry Ralph Moores and Mr. Barden's works only carry a select few now. I hope and hope that when the economy improves that many of these breeders roses will find a retailer again. Until then, I guess it's like a treasure hunt! You definitely have a lovely rose named for you! One day when I have a vast (haha) collection of Old roses and moss roses, I hope to build on the modern moss rose breeding, if for nothing else, for the enjoyment of myself and my friends. And who knows? One day I might actually manage a rose worthy of introduction!
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 19 JUN 09 by Lyn G
Allison,

I have grown the rose 'Kim Rupert' in two climates and it is one of my favorite roses. I am just glad Mr. Moore decided to name it after Kim and offer it to the public.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Discussion id : 37-352
most recent 19 JUN 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 JUN 09 by Allison
Available from - Vintage Gardens
www.vintagegardens.com
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