Roses forum: Cinco de Mayo question ...

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Feb 17, 2014 8:13 PM CST
I couldn't get the "Beverly" rose cultivar that I wanted, so bought Cinco de Mayo instead. It is on a Fortuniana rootstock, so it should do very well here. I also have it planted in a large container ... just in case! LOL!

I love the unusual color of the blooms in photos and it's bushy habit. It is loaded with buds, but no blooms yet. My question .... Does it have a fragrance? Some website say no, others say yes.

Does anyone have this rose and can comment on whether it is fragrant or not?
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Feb 17, 2014 9:03 PM CST
I have Cinco de Mayo and it is quite healthy and blooms well in my hot humid climate. I do not notice much fragrance, but then again, I think my nose is defective as I fail to detect scent in may roses described as fragrant.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 18, 2014 12:44 PM CST
My CdM had a decent scent. Not overly powerful, but if you stuffed your nose in it you would definitely smell it. *jealous* I don't even have green canes, let alone leaves, let alone buds!!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Feb 18, 2014 7:07 PM CST
Porkpal and Toni - Thanks for sharing your experience with Cinco de Mayo! I see some buds that may be flowers tomorrow. I will definitely check to see if there is a scent. Julia Childs is one of it's parent roses and that bush has a scent, so I am hoping the genes passed on to CdM!

Toni - Spring is officially here in central FL as we rarely get a freeze after Feb. 15th. It was near 80 degrees today, but is still cool at night. Good sleeping weather! My plants love this time of year. We had a very mild winter this year. I think it only hit freezing temps briefly (a few hours) one or two days. I will hate to see the wild northern birds leave soon. I've been enjoying the Ruby-throated hummingbirds and the Painted Buntings this Fall and Winter. The Oak trees are all dropping their leaves now and will soon have all new fresh green leaves. I love Spring season! When does Spring arrive typically in Denver?
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Feb 18, 2014 7:39 PM CST
Those northern birds better check the forecast; it's definitely not spring at home.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Feb 18, 2014 8:02 PM CST
Thumbs up I pass the word on to them! Hilarious!
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Feb 18, 2014 10:35 PM CST
Becky - I've seen snow in June here. No joke. Traditionally, it's not "spring safe" until after Mother's Day, but last year, winter held on for a few weeks after that, and then even then it wasn't that much of a spring. No spring flowers. We have only 2 seasons here in Denver.. Summer & not quite Summer as winter can be mild (for instance, today it was in the 60s) or it could be harsh (we had a few days where the highs didn't even hit above zero). But it's always dry. And the concept of hummers being winter birds? Can't quite comprehend that. Shrug! Shrug! Shrug! Lucky ducky!!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Feb 19, 2014 6:30 AM CST
Toni - Hmmmm .... I don't think I would like Denver weather. Especially the lack of humidity. We deal with hurricanes, mosquitoes, and lots of poisonous critters and plants, but at least all kinds of plants and wildlife do really well in FL climate.

The Ruby-throated hummingbird (RTH) is known to over-winter in FL, Mexico, and Cuba. I hosted at least 4 birds this Fall/Winter. In several areas of FL a new group of RTHs will migrate in to breed here as the northern hummers leave. I've only seen a female RTH for a couple of summers. So not as many breeding in my area. They use the nectar flowers when in bloom and the feeders that I hang out for them. I have even had the good luck of seeing a female Rufous stop by to use my feeders for a entire day as she was heading south to wherever. Folks on the west coast of FL see numerous species of hummingbirds. Wished some of those birds would head further southeast, too! I hope to have hummers banded next Winter to find out if they are returning to my yard every Fall/Winter. Mine are currently all males. I used to host females (and 2 were banded in my yard in 2011), but the males found my yard and ran them off. The males are typically more aggressive. I love Winter in Florida because the bird action is such fun! I had Painted Buntings banded for the first time in my yard this Winter. The bander caught and banded 5 of them, but saw at least another 7 she didn't capture and band. She may be back to try again before they migrate to North Carolina and areas further north of me. I have a typical yard in a subdivision. Lots of trees around me though, which is probably why I see so many birds. And I plant a lot of nectar plants and hang seed and sugar-water feeders up and maintain them all Fall/Winter. The birds have discovered where to come to eat! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Feb 19, 2014 12:30 PM CST
Becky - *sigh with envy* must be so nice...
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Feb 19, 2014 5:35 PM CST
Toni - Many other parts of my life are very challenging. I am grateful that there are some things that I can enjoy ... even a little. Spring will arrive in Denver and you'll have much to enjoy and look forward to! I wish you an amazing Spring/Summer this year!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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