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Discussion id : 78-035
most recent 20 JAN 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 5 MAY 14 by twinkletoad (zone 7B)
I recommend Scepter d'Isle! This is one of my favorite light pink Austins so far. I like it much better than Heritage. The shape of the bush is just fine if kept trimmed and is extremely healthy and vigorous. Out of the Austin roses I planted last year, this one grew the most and is absolutely covered in buds. (They are all planted in the same general area). The fragrance is WONDERFUL! A soft, almost powdery rose scent, hard to describe. The blooms don't last too long in a vase, but they don't blow as fast as Heritage. I also have Sharifa Asma, and it would be my second favorite light pink Austin, not quite as robust as Scepter here in 7B but perhaps it's just taking a little longer to get established.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 8 MAY 14 by HMF Admin
Your various posts are much appreciated and informative. Thank you.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 19 JAN 15 by cole
Thanks so much for sharing this information - I'm in the process of trying to decide between Heritage and Scept'rd Isle. Could you share a little bit more about your experience with Heritage and why you prefer Scept'rd Isle more? Thanks so much for your time!
Reply #3 of 5 posted 19 JAN 15 by twinkletoad (zone 7B)
Hi Cole,
I prefer Scepter'd Isle over Heritage because, for me, it is just overall a better plant and thrives without a lot of care. The scent of Scepter'd Isle is heavenly, it blooms non stop, the shrub is healthier looking than Heritage, and grows faster and larger. Also, I love the soft pink, ethereal blooms. Heritage has not been a good grower for me and I may try to move it and see if does any better in another spot. Still, the individual flowers have just not impressed me the way Scepter's has- it's a little more ordinary (but certainly not unlikable). People walking through my garden always prefer Scepter out of all my pink roses, scent-wise!
Reply #4 of 5 posted 20 JAN 15 by cole
Many thanks for your quick response - you've been super helpful to me!
Reply #5 of 5 posted 20 JAN 15 by twinkletoad (zone 7B)
You're very welcome- glad I could help! I don't think you would be disappointed in Scepter. I bought mine from Roses Unlimited in South Carolina. I've bought many roses from them and feel they offer very good plants at a fair price, including their shipping fees. Their customer service has also been top notch!
Discussion id : 78-174
most recent 10 MAY 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 MAY 14 by Barocco, Andrew
I've grown and seen just about every Austin there is. Scepter'd Isle is the best one so far. Perpetual bloom, the most fragrant Austin, and surprisingly disease resistant, a true winner. HIGHLY recommended!
Discussion id : 64-344
most recent 17 APR 13 SHOW ALL
Initial post 17 MAY 12 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
This rose is a huge bush in my alkaline clay. The light myrrh scent is gone in hot summer. It always blooms, but the color fades and shatters in hot sun. It's 100% healthy in my alkaline heavy clay, but others report it as blackspot prone. The prickles are sharp and many.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 17 APR 13 by Lola-lemon
I have a 5 year old own root Scepter d'Isle and it is a perfect vase shape. It is also not extraordinarily prickly. It is a constant bloomer, has lots of foliage and is very vigorous. I love it. Other Austin's , like Abraham Darby and Gertrude Jekyll, are known for throwing long canes and GJ is extremely thorny-- but I think of this rose as very different to them.
Discussion id : 11-904
most recent 15 APR 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 APR 06 by david*dahlia
The girliest rose I've ever seen (the cabbage ones I think of as more "womanly"), the petals are the prettiest shell pink and so transparent!  Get this rose!
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