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'AUSelle' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 22-432
most recent 20 MAY 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 4 NOV 07 by Pauline's Roses - Vancouver Island
I have been growing Belle Story for at least ten years now in my garden. The main reason I still grow it is because it has to be the most photogenic rose that I have. I love taking pictures of it preferably before it shows its yellow stamens, though in this particular rose, I think they are very attractive. Also it is a very pretty peachy pink with a pleasant fragrance. Though my bush has very few canes, the trusses are big so produce a dozen or so blooms at a time.

The downside is that it has never grown many basal shoots and is a very slender plant of at least five feet in my garden. I need to stake this rose also as the canes are quite thin. The foliage is very sparse, so as an all round bush, it is quite unattractive. Mine has always been in the front of the border, but will move before next season to a back ground spot.........but I will keep taking pictures as you can see here how beautiful the blooms can look.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 20 MAY 16 by Gega
I have a Belle Story rose that I have grown for 12 years and I too love this rose. However, the branches bend over when heavy with roses, does yours? What can I do to make them stronger so they will stand upright when the roses bloom?
Discussion id : 17-182
most recent 9 MAR 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 MAR 07 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
This rose has shown mild mildew infection here for the first time in Rancho Mirage, CA's low desert for Spring 2007
Discussion id : 5-969
most recent 23 AUG 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 17 APR 04 by Anonymous-26214
You can find Belle Story (own root rose) through It's an Oregon company that raises virus-free roses.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 22 JUN 05 by Unregistered Guest
How does 'Belle Story' compare to 'scepter'd Isle' another David austin rose?? My
goal is to plant a full display of pink roses in a 3-ft hedge along a white picket
pence for a 'cottage look'. I like to see the yellow stamens showing inside the cupped
style blooms. Thanks, --K Haas of Silicon Valley, CA
Reply #2 of 2 posted 23 AUG 06 by Unregistered Guest
Well, this answer is a bit late but here it is. I thought it would be in part that Scepter'd Isle has more petals but the Heirloom Roses paper catalogue (it contains far more information than the website) says that it has 20+ petals and that Belle Story has 40.  I would have thought it was the other way around!In any case, I don't have Scepter'd Isle but the thing I love about Belle Story is the yellow center in addition to the stamens.  I think the Scepter'd Isle is mostly or exclusively pink.The Heirloom Roses catalogue lists both as reaching 5 feet.
Discussion id : 5-500
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest

I have been looking for my wishlist or wanted - "Belle Story". I am from Soutwest Florida. Do you know where I can buy the name? I would grow them at my home in Florida.
Thank you for your help, Jane
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