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Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Mary Rose') on September 21, carlysuko wrote:

This is a DA rose that seems to do very well here in my zone 10a climate. Very floriferous with huge petal packed blooms. A great re-bloomer as well. I don't grow it yet but I see it often at the Inez Grant Rose Gardens and it always looks outstanding!
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Rockin' Robin') on September 2, RWTreasure wrote:

Love this rose! However, I'm finding it impossible to find it for sale (retail). My sister's name is Robyn, & this would be the perfect birthday present!
Anyone have an online purchasing link for it?
Thanks
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Angel Face') on August 15, carlysuko wrote:

This rose has the most beautiful blooms. They start out in the high centered classic hybrid tea shape. The colors range from mauve to lavender. When the blooms unfurl the petals take on a lovely frilly edging to them. The blooms also take on a wonderful scent. These are the reasons I keep this rose in my garden. I have to say that the vigor of this rose is terrible, at least in my garden. It literally doesn't grow! I don't think it's even two feet.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Just Joey') on August 14, oakslesly wrote:

One of my favorite roses, and I nearly lost it due to extreme summer heat. I deep watered it several times and put up an umbrella to provide some mid-afternoon shade. It is slowly coming back, but certainly dislikes full, hot sun.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Scentimental') on August 14, oakslesly wrote:

This rose became a giant the second year after planting. It was five feet tall and four to five feet wide.
It was pruned back to a more manageable size, and it never really recovered. The extensive heat of summer didn't help either.
Hopefully it will thrive once (if) cooler weather ever arrives in Southern California.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'The Ancient Mariner') on August 14, oakslesly wrote:

I purchased two of The Ancient Mariner roses this year. The smaller one, grown on its own roots, is holding its own in spite of a very hot Southern California summer. It is happier now that an umbrella provides some shade during mid-day.

The two-gallon-sized The Ancient Mariner died. It was planted next to several other David Austin roses that are doing well. It was planted in organic potting mix (as are all my roses) due to our clay soil. It received water in the early morning, but no shade was available, so hot sun baked it daily. Very sad to say it just couldn't take the heat of our summers. Just an FYI.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Munstead Wood') on August 14, oakslesly wrote:

This rose has grown in mostly shade for several years in Ventura County, Southern California. The color has been a deep purple-red, with good fragrance. Our summers continue to be blisteringly hot, and Munstead Wood appears to appreciate the mostly shade location.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'The Ingenious Mr. Fairchild') on August 14, oakslesly wrote:

This rose spreads out like an octopus. I had to corral it in a circular cage to keep it upright. The spread of it is over four feet unless it is restricted. It's very vigorous, and very prickly.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Baby Darling') on August 8, carlysuko wrote:

This miniature climber is very vigorous in my garden. Has pretty good disease resistance. Also it says fragrance mild, but I find it to be strong, at least in my garden.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Disneyland Rose') on August 4, carlysuko wrote:

I just bought this rose and it is beautiful. The colors are stunning, a blend of different shades of orange, pink, and some yellow. Like a vivid sunset. However, be careful as this rose is quite thorny!
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Eugene de Beauharnais') on July 1, jerijen wrote:

'Eugène de Beauharnais' (Int. 1838) was named for Prince Eugène de Beauharnais, (Eugène de Beauharnais) -- a French Prince, Prince of Venice, Grand Duke of Frankfurt, Duke of Leuchtenberg, Prince of Eichstätt --- the first child and only son of Alexandre de Beauharnais and Joséphine Tascher de la Pagerie, first wife of Napoleon I.

His father lost his life in The Terror ... his mother went on to become the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.

He was apparently quite an able general, thought by many to be the most able of all family members of Napoleon. He was an amateur botanist of some note -- And he must have inspired some love, since his rose was introduced in 1838, long after his death at age 42, in 1824.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Ruth's German Rose') on June 24, scvirginia wrote:

It's no wonder that this foundling is still around, even though its original name is unknown. It is heat-tolerant, shade-tolerant, disease-resistant, fragrant and easy to propagate from cuttings. The only prickles I've found are on the undersides of some of the leaflets. Since it's a once-blooming OGR, it's probably a good bit hardier than zone 8b where I grow it.

Ruth Knopf of South Carolina discovered this rose, and she's the Ruth of the study name.

The color in person is more violet and less pink than in the photos. I have wondered if it might be 'Violet sans Aiguillons' AKA 'Thornless Violet', but doubt I'll ever know the original name.

Virginia
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Nouveau Monde') on June 18, AquaEyes wrote:

While what was sold by Vintage Gardens as 'Nouveau Monde' is the rose shown in Steve812's picture, that rose isn't the true 'Nouveau Monde'. The original rose by that name was a purple Gallica. The rose Vintage Gardens obtained from Europe is a large once-blooming pink Hybrid China. I was the only person posting pictures of this rose on HelpMeFind, and the admins there decided to create a new file for the imposter that was sold under that name -- "Nouveau Monde -- in commerce as" -- for the sake of accuracy. It's a fine plant, even if it's not the original. And I'm ecstatic that someone else has it -- so far, that makes only five I know of in the US, but surely there are more.

:-)

~Christopher
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Old Blush, Cl.') on June 12, tabbycat wrote:

What a hardy rose. I've had mine for 4 years, climbing against a 6' wooden fence. This year, 2018, it bloomed all of April and May, then started growing 12" a week, adding 4' in length to all branches so far. I tie it to my back wood fence with fishing line. It is about to bloom again in mid summer and then again in fall.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Linda Campbell') on June 8, RoseBlush1 wrote:

'Linda Campbell' is virtually a no care rose for me. Just feed it a bit and water it and the rose explodes with bloom.

There are no disease problems and it stands up to triple digit temps just fine.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Porcelain Rose') on June 6, RoseBlush1 wrote:

Porcelain Rose may look like a delicate little thing, but the blooms stand up to triple digits every day without a problem.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Lemon Fizz') on May 30, Fizz wrote:

Can anyone tell me where I can buy ' lemon Fizz ' Rose plant? I'm having trouble finding one?
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Milestone') on April 18, mantisOH wrote:

Long lasting. Takes on a more reddish overcast with age.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Lemon Drop') on March 6, bxncbx wrote:

I had this small rose planted in a large pot. It did well but did not survive the winter in my garden. I did try to protect it with a cover, but several false springs caused it to die.
Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Wildfire') on February 20, cwhitt wrote:

This rose has been in my Ohio garden for about 16 years now. It and a yellow rose called Radiant Perfume are the only 2 roses that I have never had a problem with. It has been subjected to drought and high humidity and still grows well with not too much black spot. This is a great-looking rose for a vase. The only regret I have about it is that the color does fade after a few days, and it turns from a fiery orange to a lighter peach color. I wish it would keep its brilliant color. Also, I do wish it had a stronger scent, but even without a strong scent, it is well worth having in my garden just for the great bud shape and color. It is a rose you will really want to cut and show off in a vase. A great addition to my small area of garden space.

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