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Discussion id : 123-815
most recent 7 NOV HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 NOV by Viviane SCHUSSELE
Ce nom vient du discours de John of Gaunts, dans le Richard II de Shakespeare
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Discussion id : 120-035
most recent 30 JAN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 30 JAN by Emily White
Would Scepter'd Isle benefit from pegging? How much room do you think she would need?
Thank you for any advice!
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Discussion id : 117-936
most recent 10 AUG 19 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 AUG 19 by Marlorena
This is one magnificent rose.. I can't relate to negative comments about it elsewhere... I've tried about 60 Austins down the years and this is in my top 5... prolific continuous bloom is correct, the scent is nearly always there, very strong if you like this type of scent... and never outgrows its welcome... about 5 and half foot by 4 foot.. supported by obelisk... a most graceful, floriferous rose that's a joy to see from any window or close up... also most photogenic.. the flowers open up eventually to reveal the stamens much loved by bees and hoverflies...

Health is pretty good... just a touch of blackspot here and there.. nothing else... what more can I say?...
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 9 AUG 19 by Nastarana
Maybe it needs a temperate to cool climate. For me, in CA, it grew like Jack's beanstalk in every possible direction except underground. In a climate where, if I wanted a rampant bush or climber, I could have a Noisette, 'Sceptered Isle' didn't do much for me and did not flower enough to justify the space it took.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 9 AUG 19 by Marlorena
I'm sorry it doesn't do well in your location... these days I like to choose what I feel sure will suit my garden...
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 10 AUG 19 by Nastarana
I can well believe that a smaller bush with more profuse flowering than I saw, SI would be lovely.
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Discussion id : 105-868
most recent 4 OCT 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 OCT 17 by mamabotanica
Any idea how big this might get in zone 10? I've heard it can sprawl so I'm thinking of getting an obelisk for it and wonder if 7 ft would be tall enough? I found a bigger obelisk that is 7.8 ft and 21" diameter (and $60 more!). Any idea of whether I could get away with the smaller one (7 ft tall and 15.25 inch diameter).
Thanks,
Joan
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 4 OCT 17 by Nastarana
'Sceptered Isle' grows up, out and would probably grow underground if it could. There will be stalks from the middle of the plant rowing straight up, 5'-8', and other branches from the outside edges growing along the ground an equal distance. Very thorny branches, don't plant this one in the middle of a lawn. I took mine out because I simply didn't have room for it, and I found the flowers a bit undistinguished.
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