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'Beauté Inconstante' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 75-894
most recent 4 JAN 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 JAN 14 by Margaret Furness
My seven-year-old plant, essentially unpruned, is about 5m x 5m wide and 3m tall, well-clothed to ground level.
It appears unpalatable to the sort of aphids we get in South Australia.
At times some of the petals turn an ugly black within the flower. Not sure why. Otherwise it is healthy.
The flower colour is very variable with the season and with sun exposure.
In Australia it is sold incorrectly as 'Papillon'; see comment in Description re 'Beaute Inconstante'.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 4 JAN 14 by HMF Admin
Thank you Margaret - it would be great if more people would share their experience like this.
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Discussion id : 54-339
most recent 20 MAY 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 20 MAY 11 by anerpolytropos
Beaute Inconstante: The rose in commerce in the US is not the same as that in Roseraie de l'Haye, Paris.
The roses in the HMF photographs give a good likeness. THis is one of my favorite roses. It has the strongest fragrance of any rose of my acquaintance, spicy, sweet, and unforgettable. Disease free, needs no spraying here in Richmond Va. Survives the drought in Summer with a modest occasional watering, blooms heavily in Spring and Fall. The color always is interesting and unpredictable. Some cool, rainy Springs the color is simply a pink. The usual color is a mix of pinks, magenta, oranges. blending toward a yellow interior. As often, the best colors come in fall. If in partial shade, the color may be a kind of parchment or white. Two years ago in late April it seems that the alternation of heat and cold produced roses with a few more petals, sandwiching a row of ochre-color between two of magenta, very strange, attractive, and not repeated. Add to the splendid flower a plant with leaves that are 'wavy' in the best tradition of Teas, olive green in color.
This is not a 'full' rose, which presumably is why the buds all open even in colder, rainy weather. Some of the flowers have more petals and size than others. If "shown," it would only be to illustrate what advantages the color and scent can give to a fine rose, and it lacks somewhat in 'form'. It is fine for cutting, and its color and scent look superb on the surface of a glass table. My plant came from the Heritage firm in Ca.
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Discussion id : 52-046
most recent 4 FEB 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 FEB 11 by sam w
Why didn't I like this rose more? I tossed it out after two and a half years. Maybe it was the murky colors or the speed with which the flowers burnt up in warm weather. Anyway, it just didn't interest me much--and that's unusual for a hoarder of roses like me.
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