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"Rose de Resht" rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 6-078
most recent 30 DEC 13 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 1 MAY 04 by Anonymous-39671
I live in Los Angeles and planted a Rose de Rescht in a pot on my south-facing balcony, which gets about 5 hours of sun per day. I planted it in February, with garden soil and a little bone meal.

Shazam! It's been going like crazy and is covered in exquisite deep fuschia blooms, some almost 3" across. There are no signs of pests or diseases. I get tons of compliments.

My only disappointment is that the blooms do not last long in a vase, but I am comensated by a bush covered in flowers.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 30 DEC 13 by stacian
Hi there!

I noticed a comment you made on the helpmefind.com forum about Rose de Recht. I'm thinking of purchasing her and was wondering if you could tell me how the blooms last on the bush in LA (I'm in Venice) - I realize it's been a long time since you posted the comment - back in '04.

People have mentioned the rose only lasts about a day on the bush and then fades.

If you don't mind sharing, what other roses do you like that you absolutely love? I find that LA is kind of a unique area to grow these roses, bc the size estimates are completely off! Mine go gangbusters. The ones I love the most are:

Cl. Angel Face - people told me this rose wouldn't do well here but it's about 15' tall now in one year and has the most amazing fragrant smell and puts out roses constantly. I expect this year to be even better.

Red Eden - fast grower and blooming even now in the winter

La Reine - just a great bush and I don't have that many. I just had to purchase her.

Thanks!
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Discussion id : 75-510
most recent 11 DEC 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 DEC 13 by Jay-Jay
This rose one can be dried very easily and keeps it's slowly fading fragrance for more than a year.
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Discussion id : 63-058
most recent 29 MAR 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 MAR 12 by Tessie
Is there a reason why there is no discoverer listed for this rose? I thought I would do a search for roses discovered by Nancy Lindsay, but if I did so I would not find this rose on HMF, and that made me think how many others I might miss.

Melissa
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Discussion id : 54-916
most recent 7 JUN 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 JUN 11 by Gagnon98
As usual, Rosa de Resht is among the first to bloom in my yard this year, Connecticut Zone 6. This Spring it was beat out by Double Red Knock Outs but was first in past years. It is very vigorous too. I had it planted for a couple years in a very wet area in the yard. 2008 and 2009 were exceptionally wet years in New England. The second year it seemed to start being affected. I moved it early last Spring to "higher ground". It bounced back and flowered all season last year. I pruned it back this Spring and it again bounced back and already has a dozen or more flowers on it with more to come. I normally skip over this rose when spraying for blackspot. It rarely is ever affected where other roses in the yard are affected.

I never noticed how short lived the flowers were. Perhaps because it pushes out so many. It has exceptional fragrance and color. This was my first old garden rose and is certainly one of my favorites.
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