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'Roundelay' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 122-163
most recent 14 JUN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 14 JUN by Barden, Paul
This rose came to me as a gift from Barbara Oliva, circa 1993. She had collected it in Butte City, CA and had assigned it the study name "Bernard Ranch" HT.
Its disease resistance is average to poor here in this climate (Pacific Northwest, Willamette Valley), but it holds its own. If kept disease free, it makes a sturdy plant to at least 7 feet tall, and blooms quite freely. The flowers have too many petals to hold a formal bloom shape, so typically it is a rather disorganized, overly double flower. Its color is an odd garnet red that has a blackish velvet sheen towards the center of the bloom, and tends to age to the color of faded liver! Very light fragrance, as one would expect from its pedigree.
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Discussion id : 35-290
most recent 26 OCT 15 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 2 APR 09 by Jeff Britt
This is so interesting to me: Lammerts made the same cross as Herbert Swim in 1954. One come up with Roundelay, the other with Queen Elizabeth. They are both great roses, but Queen Elizabeth, probably on the strength of the name, became the more famous and popular. For my money, I prefer Roundelay.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 3 APR 09 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Herb Swim used the same cross to create 'El Capitan'. Roundelay and El Capitan were crossed to create 'Ole'. They are all the same genetic mix.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 26 OCT 15 by Michael Garhart
Unfortunately, Ole even mildewed here, but QE rarely does. You still still see QE lining older businesses, in full bloom, with no care. It was the Knock Out of its time, honestly. It can literally bloom in abandonment. But the Ole bloom has a neat form, that I have only since seen in a rose called 'Proud Mary', that had even worse health.
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Discussion id : 80-779
most recent 28 SEP 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 SEP 14 by Jeri Jennings
Though no U.S. nurseries seem to offer it, this rose is in the Sacramento City Cemetery, and probably in the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden as "Llewelling Ave. Red HT"
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Discussion id : 47-726
most recent 29 AUG 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 AUG 10 by Janene R.
Roundelay is one of the more disease-resistant roses in my garden here at the coast in Southern California.
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