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Mar 28, 2019 4:16 PM CST
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
I'm so husband and daughter are going to B.C....and they're going to stop off and get some roses for me!!! These are the ones I'm thinking of getting. I wish, though, that some of them weren't so tall!! Giant roses!!

1. Sweet Mademoiselle - tall
2. Mother and Child - super fragrant from Jalbert
3. Princess Charlene de Monaco - tall
4. Dee-Lish
5. Life of the Party - super fragrant
6. Pretty Lady Rose....maybe not....may not be very fragrant?
7. Pinkerbelle - tall
8. Violet's Pride

So what do you all think of these choices? Pics are always welcome!
Thank You!
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Mar 28, 2019 5:37 PM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Of the ones you have on your list, I only have Violet's Pride. It's a strong grower (for me, here) and has a great fragrance.
This will only be it's 2nd year though, and it's doing very nicely.
Mar 28, 2019 6:35 PM CST
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Thanks, Mike! That's great information!! nodding
Mar 28, 2019 7:36 PM CST
Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
I second what Mike said. I have Violet's pride, and it is a vigorous grower, given it is less than a year old, and blessed me with blooms twice. I had to start pruning off the buds after to encourage more foliage growth. Princess Charlene de Monaco and, Mother and Child are both gorgeous!
Like you, I am not sure about Pretty Lady Rose rose. I am holding off on it. I do have other Downton Abbey inspired roses though---Anna's Promise, Violet's Pride, and Edith's Darling.
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Mar 28, 2019 8:10 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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I agree with Shyam on the Downton Abbey series. Anna's Promise, Violet's Pride, and Edith's Darling are fine roses (although I think Edith's Darling might be a misclassified mini-flora rose; I've never seen another non-mini this small). Pretty Lady Rose, however, is not as pleasing to me as the other three. I have the rose, but it's probably a dud because it has been failing gradually ever since I acquired it. When it finally succumbs, I won't replace it. Ironically, "rose" is one of the synonyms for the dark pink color of its blooms, but it's definitely my least favorite color in roses.
Mar 29, 2019 12:29 AM CST
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Thanks everybody!!!! I knew I could count on you!! Group hug

I'm going to take Pretty Lady Rose off the list.

Shyam - another vote for Violet's Pride! Excellent!! Do you have Mother and Child and Princess Charlene de Monaco or are you just going by what you've seen on the internet? I agree...they both look gorgeous!!!

Zuzu - any shade of pink is my favorite. Lovey dubby But, I've had reservations about getting Pretty Lady Rose...and you saying yours is a dud is the final nail on its coffin. Thumbs down

These really tall roses are going to be a pain...they'll have to be repotted more often. But...I don't care... Whistling I'm going to try them.

Thank You! Thumbs up
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