Roses forum: New rose purchases for the coming season

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Brookline, NH (Zone 5a)
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dc0145a
Jan 21, 2016 9:58 AM CST
Been spending my time (when not doing my 'real' job IT), browsing the catalogs. And, went to the
New England Poultry Congress last weekend 1/16/2016.... love this show. I don't show my chx, but
love to visit the show. They have great seminars (Breeding genetics with Joseph Marquette, chx health - Dr. Mike Darre UNCONN...etc)
Anyhow, back to the subject of roses

Just finished my rose purchases from Heirloom Roses OR
Cupcake (lovely minature rose)
Francis Meilland
Miss Congeniality
Peace
Sheila's Perfume

C'mon Spring
Donna, NH

Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 21, 2016 6:36 PM CST

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That's a very exciting list of new purchases, Donna. I'm also anxious for spring, but the incessant rain here has postponed even my winter cleanup efforts indefinitely. After three years of drought, however, I don't want anyone to think I'm complaining about all of this rain. Big Grin
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jan 21, 2016 11:42 PM CST
I just got Sheila's Perfume too! I had Cupcake some years back.. Not sure what happened to it, but I remember it was awfully sweet.

I planted one called Pax today. I don't know anything about it, and all the nursery could tell me was that it was a local hybridizer... so we'll see what happens there.. This is a very sandy bed, so digging was fairly easy. Everywhere else is pretty squishy.
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Lori Bright
San Luis Obispo, California (Zone 7a)
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LlamaLlori
Jan 22, 2016 8:42 AM CST
I just got in Cupcake the other day from Burlington. Very excited about that one.
Sheila's Perfume looks great, you'll have to update us on her performance.
I'm in California too, so Hurray! for the rain. We get a break from the rain today
so, I'll be in the greenhouse. (Next best thing to being in the garden)
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jan 22, 2016 9:14 AM CST
Nice list Donna! Thumbs up Do you grow other hybrid teas? I'm curious how you protect them in winter in your zone? After a long break from them, I started getting some hybrid teas last year.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 22, 2016 9:21 AM CST
My new rose came as bare root rose last fall.
It is the Polar Star rose, originally from Finland.
I think there is a tea rose called that too?
but tea roses are a lot more work here than hardy roses.
This Polar Star is white and rated for zone 2.

I had one for many years, and then it gave up on me years ago.
Name: Carol Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Jan 24, 2016 10:38 AM CST
In my first timid foray beyond Knock Out and Drift roses, to find fragrant disease-resistant roses, I have ordered the following Kordes roses for delivery in early April:

2 Dark Desire: Palatine Roses
1 Beverly: PalatineRoses
2 Wedding Bells: Palatine Roses
3 Savannah: Chamblee Rose Nursery

A rose expert from ATP first told me about Kordes roses, which have been bred in Germany for disease resistance. Then I read an excellent book called "Roses without chemicals: 150 disease-free varieties that will change the way you grow roses" by Peter E. Kukielski. My Kukielski trialed these roses as curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden from 2006 to 2013. He is now the executive director of the new American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S), launched in 2014.

In this book, the roses are scored on disease resistance (0-60), flowering (0-30), and fragrance (0-10), with a maximum total of 100. Here are the ones I considered (* = Kordes):

Cultivar Type Color Dis. Resist. Flowering Fragrance Total

'Beverly'* Hyb. Tea Pink 54 21 10 85

'Dark Desire'* Hyb. Tea Red/Purple 55 28 10 93

'First Crush'* Floribunda Creamy Pink 50 25 10 85

'Maris-Luise Marjan Hyb. Tea Creamy White 54 25 9 88

'Poseidon'* Floribunda Lavender 57 26 9 92

'Savannah'* Hyb. Tea Apricot-Pink 60 25 9 94

'Summer Romance'* Floribunda Dark Pink 52 28 10 90

'WeddingBells'* Hyb. Tea Pink Blend 60 28 6 94

Do my choices look OK to you more experienced Rotarians?
Carol Sandt

"Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jan 24, 2016 1:14 PM CST
Lovely bunch of roses there CS! Last year I planted Beverly, Summer Romance, Poseidon, and First Crush; they all performed like troupers with nice healthy foliage right up into winter. Dark Desire is on my order for delivery this spring.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Jan 25, 2016 10:30 AM CST
Dark Desire is coming to my house too. Savannah and Beverly bloom just about nonstop, and stay free of blackspot here.
Poseidon had some winter dieback, but that's last winter when conditions were extreme.
Your list is a good one!
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