Roses forum: 'Agatha Incarnata' finally has buds!

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Apr 27, 2012 7:45 AM CST
Now, if they can just make it through these last few freezing nights, we might (after years of waiting), finally see some blooms! Big Grin

This plant has really struggled to become established and attain some kind of good health. Every summer its leaves are chewed to shreds by bugs, but it looks like its vigor is finally going to win out.

First blooms after a long wait are so exciting!



Edited to note that this rose was not Agatha Incarnata after all.
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Apr 27, 2012 10:20 AM CST
For those w/o Zuzu/Sue/Steve's encyclopediaic knowledge of roses:

http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.44751.4

(had to look it up to see if it was worth the 1000 mile trip to go steal it)
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Apr 27, 2012 12:39 PM CST
Hilarious! Probably not...it's a once-bloomer. I'm excited anyway. I had to get the mower out and smooth out that path in anticipation of the great event! Rolling on the floor laughing I hope it's a smelly bloom. Seems to me that's why I chose it, but I forget, it's been so long ago. Whistling
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Apr 30, 2012 6:34 AM CST
Hmmm, how does a pink rose start out with a salmon/yellow bud (???)


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I guess we'll just have to wait and see...


I wish that I could find more information on this rose! Blinking Frustrating...
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
May 3, 2012 6:57 PM CST
Not Agatha.


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I've heard a lot about Hortico's mix-ups in the past; this one is my first experience. I believe they sent me Maigold instead of Agatha. I'm okay with it, however, at least I am if it's hardy enough, and after three years here I guess it stands a pretty good chance. The scent is wonderful, and I love yellow! Smiling

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 3, 2012 8:36 PM CST
Well, as long as you're happy with it. I'd be ticked off, though!!
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Name: Steve
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Steve812
May 4, 2012 11:51 AM CST
I would react as Toni would by being irritated. Except for the bloom color, class, fragrance, form, plant habit, and foliage texture they got it right!

It's a very pretty rose. And the fact that it is fragrant should help. Thanks for the photo.

BTW I find it interesting that gardens in zone 5b have blossoms before my own in zone 7b. I guess our nights here are still cooler (46F). I have been noticing tiny buds on more and more of the roses. Now if I can only keep the deer from deadheading the whole garden the night before the first rose opens ...
Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
May 4, 2012 12:29 PM CST
Steve - no, my nights are still decidedly chilly & I had a very light frost on Monday. But I have gazillions of buds all OVER the place. When my yard explodes in about 7 days, that's exactly what's gonna happen, an explosion!!
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
May 4, 2012 2:14 PM CST
Steve, lately we've been alternating between frost, and 80 plus degree days (60's at night), not much in between. I have three roses blooming now, but (I think) they're all noted for being early to start. Eighty in the shade again here today and humid as heck...for the third day in a row. The blooms on the *new* rose don't even look good for a whole day, I guess it's just too hot for it.
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
May 4, 2012 4:41 PM CST
Hmmm.

Our days here have been in the seventies and eighties, nights low forties. No humidity. Even the roses that were evergreen this winter have bean-sized buds on them. Those that had to produce new foliage have not started to bud. Roses planted this spring are between just starting to make leaves and just starting to grow new canes. Real flowers among the newly planted roses must be something like six weeks out, I think. It's certainly not for lack of warm days. It's been in the seventies since March. Sometimes it reaches the low eighties. It's not for lack of sunshine, we've had maybe five cloudy days per month since February. Frosts ceased in mid April. Watering has been generous and it has been daily except for the one day when it rained and we got half an inch of precipitation. Maybe half a pound of Mills Magic apiece in March wasn't enough? Thing is, they look very happy and are growing like I've not seen them grow here. So maybe it's just a matter of patience.

Or perhaps I need to poke them with a stick, metaphorically speaking, of course. On Mythbusters they played heavy metal music for plants and found that they grew better. They like it better than classical or jazz. Not sure this would please the neighbors, though. Or me, for that matter.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
May 4, 2012 6:46 PM CST
It's because of the bass, I think. Hilarious!

I read that they're actually responding to the minute vibrations produced by the music. I roll my seedling trays out for the day on a wobbly wagon and those that make the most trips do seem to grow faster, and sturdier. nodding
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Name: Steve
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Steve812
May 11, 2012 3:22 PM CST
Ahh, that's what I need: to grow my whole garden in a chuck wagon. Or to live much closer to an earthquake zone!
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
May 11, 2012 5:40 PM CST
Big Grin

Not me. I'm used to tornado scares, but an earthquake (even a small one) would freak me out, I think.
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Name: Carey
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careyana
May 11, 2012 7:08 PM CST
Well, imagine all that I'm learning in this thread! It's no wonder the plants that get tipped over do so much better. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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CindiKS
May 14, 2012 8:41 PM CST
The seedlings I start on top of the dryer do better--maybe it was the vibration and not the heat, after all!
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