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'Verdun' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 105-705
most recent 24 SEP 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 SEP 17 by WarGar
Verdun has been another reliable performer in the local rose show. I'm not a serious exhibitor, rather I exhibit to support my local rose society. However, it's always nice to get a blue ribbon! This past spring (2017) I was dismayed to see it full of powdery mildew. I don't spray, but I am willing to use organics (baking soda, milk, see online for recipes). I don't know if it helped at all, eventually the rose lost all its leaves. This was late spring. By summer it had all its leaves back and was blooming. Now in late summer 2017 I am seeing some powdery mildew again. It might be because of location (in a raised bed with a large crape myrtle providing shade during mid-day) because none of the other roses in the raised bed have the problem. They are farther from the crape myrtle and might get more sun/breeze. Still, I won't give up on this rose.
Update April 2019: The powdery mildew is back on Verdun. Again, it's the only rose in its raised bed having this problem, although 'Green Ice' in a nearby raised bed is also infested with powdery mildew. None of the other minis in those beds are having the problem.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 24 SEP 17 by bibi
Go on with this nice french rose ! I have never seen Verdun. I have Vulcain, Arras, Le Loiret and many others from the polyantha category.
Discussion id : 82-066
most recent 16 DEC 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 DEC 14 by Cà Berta
Barbier & Co writes that it was introduced in 1922 (see 1931 reference)
Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 DEC 14 by Patricia Routley
Discussion id : 67-366
most recent 7 OCT 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 OCT 12 by Danty
Verdun performs beautifully in my garden.
It is slow to wake up in the Spring but really takes off after Mother's Day.

My plant sends up scores of pencil thick canes that culminate in great clouds of bloom.

The flower color and plant habit project "old fashioned' in every way.
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