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'MEIkarouz' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 64-482
most recent 28 NOV 14 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 23 MAY 12 by SteveinAus
Pretty sure this rose is sold here in Australia as "Father's Love" (after that name they have "( Var. Meikarouz)") , according to Corporate Roses, who distribute Meilland roses here.

I bought one after having a smell of one of them and thought it was about the best fragrance I'd come across from a red rose, and I've smelled all of Papa Meilland, Mister Lincoln, Oklahoma, Crimson Glory, Camp David, Alec's Red, Firefighter, Ekstase, Falstaff, William Shakespeare 2000, Munstead Wood, The Prince, etc.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 1 NOV 13 by hmfusr
I suggest that we in aus ignore the corporate name that positions us as insular semi-literates, and use the name the breeder gave the rose in the first place. These multiple names across the world are imho a bad idea.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 28 NOV 14 by Blue Zinnia
Bravo, hmfusr (or brava, as the case may be). You're right, they're tremendously annoying. That's especially true when the old name honors someone of lasting fame or who really did do something good for roses and/or rosarians, and the new name is that of some vapid celebrity who'll be forgotten in a month. I could name names, but I won't. :)
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Discussion id : 64-532
most recent 22 MAR 13 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 MAY 12 by Loggerite
Available from - Growquest
http://www.growquest.net
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 19 AUG 12 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
I recommend that you stay completely away from Growquest. There is a history of online complaints about the owner similar to mine, which was that I was cheated out of over $200.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 24 OCT 12 by goncmg
OMG I just got on Dave's Garden and looked at Growquest!!!! This is serious, serious fraud! This is the type of thing that might be profiled on CSNBC's "American Greed" show!!! WOW.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 25 OCT 12 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
Yes, it's so horrible it would make a great story, but if you go to his website he's still acting as if his business is for real. He should be in prison.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 22 MAR 13 by Sharon Rose
Yes, I agree with the posts on Growquest. I also got taken by them several years ago for $39... not anything like $200, thank goodness, but still enough. I contacted Better Business Bureau with no results and he posted some excuse like he was going through a divorce and his wife took most of his assets.
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Discussion id : 56-714
most recent 18 AUG 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 18 AUG 11 by TammyY
Out of my over 200 roses...this one is one of the best bloomers and healthiest! It is one of only two roses that I have multiple plants of (the other is Hansa). Very Highly reccommended!
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Discussion id : 46-655
most recent 10 JUL 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 JUL 10 by Peppa
I've got to say, I am amazed at all the positive comments this rose gets here. I have had Rouge Royale in my yard (PNW) for almost five years, and it is one of the most disappointing. It has vigorous growth, and is disease resistant, yes, but I have literally never had a decent bloom off of it. All the blooms either ball up, or "proliferate" (in the sense of having the blooms pierced by leaves). As an example - it has been an (unseasonably) hot 90+ F here for several days, and yet the one bud I had on RR has balled up and started to rot as if it were 50 F and raining. Maybe I have a bad example of the breed, but I've got to tell you that this one is a *prime* candidate for shovel pruning in the fall. I'm so sad, because I know it can be amazing and supposedly smells wonderful, but the one I've got is a loser.
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