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Discussion id : 120-073
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Discussion id : 33-278
most recent 22 SEP 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 18 JAN 09 by Judith C.
Would Stanwell Perpetual be better in the sun (maximum summer air temperature about 28°C) or in the shade? Thanks!!
Reply #1 of 4 posted 19 JAN 09 by Patricia Routley
Reply #2 of 4 posted 19 JAN 09 by Karen
I have grown this rose in a part-sun garden in Lincoln, NE (a hot humid climate that is zone 5/6). There are fifty year old trees throughout my 2/3 acre garden. It is a stretch to say that any of my roses get the required 6 - 8 hours of sunlight. The plant was disease-free and was almost always in bloom. The blooms were gorgeous. It was not a cutting rose so I am not growing it currently. I am keeping it on my list for future use as a landscape rose when space becomes available. I envision it planted on 18" centers in a circular bed all of its own. It would spill over the sides and look like a giant flower pot. Karen
Reply #3 of 4 posted 19 JAN 09 by Judith C.
Thank you, Patricia and Karen, for your prompt replies. Sounds like a great rosebush!
Reply #4 of 4 posted 22 SEP 19 by ac91z6
I know this is an old comment, but I have a very similar situation and was debating whether or not to try this rose. I'm in northern Missouri, so your experience is really helpful!
I think I will be giving 'Stanwell Perpetual' a try now!
Discussion id : 113-941
most recent 12 SEP 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 6 NOV 18 by richardhuberag
This variety is described in the main section as 'occasional repeat later in the season' but then in the lower section as 'repeat-flowering'. Some sellers say it is continiously flowering whereas others say it is only once blooming. As I have been searching the web I found no description that is the same as the other. Would you say this variety is once blooming or repeat-flowering?
Reply #1 of 9 posted 6 NOV 18 by Marlorena
It's a long time since I grew it, but in England I remember it flowering all summer after the first flush... I don't recognise the bit about ''occasional repeat''... I do remember it blooming into autumn, always some here and there...

I've just noticed Andrew in a post below has confirmed what I just said... which is a relief... memory can be deceiving sometimes..
Reply #2 of 9 posted 6 NOV 18 by thebig-bear
I have to say my experience when I had one was different - I found that it was strictly a once bloomer, although very profuse when it did, but I do know that the example I see regularly in the Hiller Garden does repeat to some degree in the autumn. I was there today, and there were signs of one or two moth-eaten blooms left on the plant. It is a very old, well established specimen however, so maybe that makes a difference?
Reply #3 of 9 posted 6 NOV 18 by thebig-bear
I've just noticed it says in the main description that its shade tolerant, but prefers full sun - mine was in shade, so maybe that's a factor. I know it was very floppy as well, whereas the Hiller's one is very upright and dense.
Reply #4 of 9 posted 6 NOV 18 by Andrew from Dolton
I find that you only get one or two blooms out at a time after the main flowering then a final flurry in October where it comes very close to a decent second flush.

ed. The 'Dunwich Rose' does a similar thing, so does 'Nevada'.
Reply #5 of 9 posted 6 NOV 18 by Margaret Furness
In my Mediterranean climate it was definitely repeat-flowering. Maybe there are different clones around, similar to Souv de Mme Leonie Viennot; some say theirs is once-flowering, others have plants of it that repeat well.
Reply #6 of 9 posted 10 NOV 18 by Marnix
In my climate on wet peatground with many hours of sun Stanwell Perpetual is continuous flowering whole season. In winter the flowerbuds are frozen and do not open, but when the temperatures are getting higher, new flowerbuds are coming. The bush is allways growing well but the grean leaves are always looking sick. They dont look nice green but always look autumn with brown and black colors on it. I do not cut the Rose after flowering. The only moment I cut this Rose is when I think it looks too bad to be a gardenplant. But thats very subjective. There are years I don' t cut it at all.
Reply #7 of 9 posted 10 NOV 18 by Andrew from Dolton
I do the bare minimum of pruning as I dead head otherwise it is just pruning out the older stems , usually when they are about three years old.
Reply #8 of 9 posted 14 NOV 18 by Marnix
Sounds OK. But talking about Nevada: dead-heading is taking away the secund flowering. So don't dead-head Nevada (and Marguerite Hilling) becouse at the end of the canes where the first flowering came, het secund flowering is coming there too!
Reply #9 of 9 posted 12 SEP 19 by Plazbo
Here in Sydney Au it has flowered all year, even during the winter months (but winter here means maybe 10 hours total all season of temps at or below freezing) just has gross foliage here, constant downy/cerasphora/something, just constantly covered in tiny black dots and lots of the thinner wood dies. With all the thorns and sprawling twisty cane growth it's not a pleasant plant to maintain here, especially when you're often having to cut out dead canes.
Discussion id : 113-914
most recent 6 NOV 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 NOV 18 by Andrew from Dolton
We have had a few quite hard frosts, proper dahlia slaying frosts all soft plants and any roses in my garden now hang down and are turning brown. If anyone was in any doubt this has definitely marked the start of winter and end of the growing season.
Yesterday at the R.H.S. garden, Rosemoor all their roses had succumbed as well. There was one exception, 'Stanwell Perpetual' there were plenty of flowers to out with masses of buds to come. Otherwise there was nothing else rose-like worth taking a picture of.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 6 NOV 18 by Margaret Furness
Stanwell Perpetual was the only rose that died last summer, which was dry, when I chose not to water the well-established plants in my garden.
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