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'Miss Congeniality' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 114-467
most recent 17 DEC 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 DEC 18 by Planetrj (zone 11b/H2 pH 5.8)
Beautifully formed open form with pointed tip petals. Quick to open but holds fully open for 3 days in moderate heat. Rain resistant. Short stiff necks don't nod or break even in heavy rains. Compact bush, heavily branches, short pedicels give the whole bush a very tidy appearance. Stays compact to 3 feet tall x 2 feet wide. Bloom size large: 4 to 4 1/2". Petals do not tend to reflex and stay separated, which gives the flower a rounded "pine cone" effect.

Moderate fragrance of apple/vanilla/strawberry and a note of freesia, becoming stronger in cooler weather and burns out by early afternoon if weather is very warm.

Petals do not easily burn, but it looks more delicate than it's brawn. Definitely fights off Black Spot fairly well, however does get some when shaded. Does best in Full sun with later afternoon shading. Prefers high humidity and 6 hours direct sun.

Edge color deepens to an almost wine/purple hue with a well-suited pH. Lighter pink in poor soil.

EDIT: Added 8/26/19: After the 4th year of stabilizing and feeding Miss C, I can say that the frequency of flushes and size/form of the flowers just keep getting better and better. It also has improved with a stronger fragrance of more spicy tones and more green apple and pear notes. I would call the fragrance a "Firm Moderate".
Discussion id : 111-819
most recent 29 JUN 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 JUN 18 by viscount89
This rose is an excellent rose here in Atlanta. NO BS WHATSOEVER. Always in bloom and always consistent bloom size. They never slow down or get smaller in the extreme heat of the summer. Of the newer roses from Bedard, this one is top notch.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 JUN 18 by Nastarana
Aptly named, it would seem
Discussion id : 104-957
most recent 22 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 AUG 17 by happymaryellen
I just saw this rose in the nursery and it was pretty fragrant. I'm a little confused because the writing talks about it not being fragrant. Anyone else have any experience with this?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 22 AUG 17 by Michael Garhart
3 of its 4 grandparents are highly fragrant. So its not a stretch that it could be fragrant in the right climates.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 22 AUG 17 by jedmar
The patent application says "The new variety has a moderate sweet pear with slight spicy fragrance". Sometimes the early information from websites and other sources which flows into HMF is not quite correct. So, your nose has been telling the truth.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 22 AUG 17 by happymaryellen
Thank you!
Discussion id : 95-572
most recent 25 OCT 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 OCT 16 by Alexday
This is an absolutely new favorite of mine! Low growing bush is attractive as a landscape specimen and is always filled with strong blooms that look like painted ivory atop beautiful foliage. It's the new star attraction that demands attention from all my visitors, buy one you won't regret it!
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