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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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TBGDN
Dec 23, 2015 6:01 PM CST
This lovely old rose is without question one of the more legendary in historical terms. It is a hybrid rose of unknown parentage, and has been grown in European countries for hundreds of years. It has been called the 'symbol' of the House of York in England for many years; and is also a symbol of the county Yorkshire. There is much written on internet pages concerning this fabled rose, but do we know how much is actually truth?

I can only post what I know locally of this garden wonder: It is first class among the roses even though it blooms only once here in late May. The plant is a large shrub in shape with the canes forming an arching spray. Foliage is mid-to-dark green, and lush in appearance. I've grown it since 1994; and winters have very little impact on its hardiness. Fragrance is an important bonus!

Thumb of 2015-04-19/TBGDN/fc4440

I thought it worth adding some pictures that I took the banner from. They are from June 1, 2013 (I think), and the idea is to illustrate how nice it can be as a 'shrub' rose. Fragrance is a very powerful yet subtle bonus from this rose. Picture quality is not the best.

Thumb of 2015-12-24/TBGDN/34a857 Thumb of 2015-12-24/TBGDN/acb2c6 Thumb of 2015-12-24/TBGDN/4ff68f

Lux Umbra Dei
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Dec 23, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Lovely, Leon, and thanks for the history. I can almost smell them. Lovey dubby I tip my hat to you.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Dec 23, 2015 6:32 PM CST
Beautiful! Hurray!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
Dec 23, 2015 7:06 PM CST
That is a perfect banner! Hurray!
Natalie
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 23, 2015 7:14 PM CST
What they all said. I agree
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Dec 23, 2015 7:49 PM CST
Beautiful banner Leon......
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Name: MissyPenny
Bristol, Pennsylvania
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MissyPenny
Dec 23, 2015 7:58 PM CST
I so enjoyed the history, too!!! Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Dec 23, 2015 11:23 PM CST
Beautiful banner and I love your avatar photo! Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Hummingbirder Dog Lover Lilies
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TBGDN
Dec 24, 2015 12:11 PM CST
This day is going by so fast. And, before it gets away from me I want to thank you for the thumbs and comments. And I wish each of you a very special and blessed Christmas. As old as I am getting it is still a very special, almost magical time! Gone is the childhood wonder; but the magic and awe live on. Thanks & God Bless!

I had to supply the snow this year! Whistling


Lux Umbra Dei
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 24, 2015 8:51 PM CST
TBGDN said:This day is going by so fast. And, before it gets away from me I want to thank you for the thumbs and comments. And I wish each of you a very special and blessed Christmas. As old as I am getting it is still a very special, almost magical time! Gone is the childhood wonder; but the magic and awe live on. Thanks & God Bless!

I had to supply the snow this year! Whistling



Frosted trees. Magical.

Merry Christmas!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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