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'Canary Bird' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 58-125
most recent 24 OCT 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 OCT 11 by Silvio D'Amicone
Available from - la campanella
Discussion id : 53-957
most recent 5 MAY 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 MAY 11 by anonymous-671967
Available from - Roses at Cust, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 MAY 11 by HMF Admin
Do they have a website we can reference ?
Discussion id : 26-055
most recent 5 MAY 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 MAY 08 by Cass
Based on 'Canary Bird' that I studied today, I am not convinced that this is a Hybrid Rubiginosa. While the foliage is glandular and scented, I do not peg the scent as apple-scented. Secondly, the blooms have distinct foetida linseed-oil scent. I think it's too soon to rush to reclassify this rose as a Hybrid Rubiginosa.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 5 MAY 08 by jedmar
Cass, can you tell something about the number of leaflets of the Canary Bird you studied? The descriptions of Sangerhausen and Kr├╝ssmann differ widely in this respect. Without having seen it, it may well be that the plant at Sangerhausen is something different.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 5 MAY 08 by Cass
Misidentification could occur here as well. The plant is not especially well-grown. I saw only 7 leaflets I could count in my pictures. The hips were perfectly round, sepals persistent but not upright; instead, they were more horizontal, if that makes sense (I don't know the botanical term). The foetida scent of the blooms was very noticable. Linseed oil scent is not unique to foetida. Rosa fedtschenkoana also has that scent.

The reason I mentioned the scented foliage is that Rosa primula is known for its scented foliage. The hips on Canary Bird were a very good match for this shot on HMF:

When I return to the garden, I will look again at the plant and try to get a good leaflet count.
Discussion id : 2-347
most recent 25 FEB 04 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
how do i prune canary bird
Reply #1 of 1 posted 15 JUN 03 by The Old Rosarian
Canary Bird really doesn't like to be pruned so you just cut out the dead and diseased canes. This rose tends to get die back when pruned.
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