Roses forum: Best 5 roses this year

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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 9, 2019 12:36 AM CST
Hey everyone,
I'm wondering what your favorite/best roses are for this year. Five or more...but not more than 10.
Mine are:

1. Augusta Luise - lovely strong sweet rose fragrance. Blooms last a long while. Very floriferous


2. Memorial Day - always a favorite! Fragrance is wonderful damask
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3. Parade Day - wonderful damask (I think) fragrance. This rose entrances me Lovey dubby
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4. Charles Darwin - always has blooms...lovely lemon fragrance...not strong yet (new plant last year)
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5. Barbra Streisand - lots of flowers and wonderful fragrance Lovey dubby
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6. White Licorice - I love its unusual fragrance which is always strong. This picture is from last year. My rose didn't survive over winter, because I had it in a pot with holes up and down the sides (trying air root pruning). So this year I have a new WL that is a little behind, because of our bad weather in June/July.
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What are your faves?

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Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Aug 9, 2019 6:29 AM CST
Olivia Austin, always in bloom, n ou disease
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Beverly and Munstead Wood
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Gruss An Aachen

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Easy Does it, always in bloom

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Desdamona

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You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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MGKing
Aug 9, 2019 7:33 AM CST
Carol, those look wonderful, you have some beautiful roses there! I've noticed there are several who love Augusta Luise, Palatine sold out quickly last year, it is gorgeous! Kristine, you have some lovely ones too. I would love to try Olivia Rose.
My roses started out great in May, but blooms have been sparse recently, so I'm hoping I have some great blooms in the fall.
I do have a few exceptions!

POPE JOHN PAUL II - I've been so pleased with mine on Multiflora. Just finished blooming and is setting on more blooms, and they're the purest white


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QUICKSILVER - I've read so many good things about this one and so far it hasn't disappointed, love it!


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I have to include BEVERLY, because it's been a very good rose for me, Fragrant, beautiful and a prolific bloomer.


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DREAM COME TRUE I also have to include this one because it's so prolific and every bloom is uniquely beautiful, I have one on Dr, Huey and one on multiflora, they're equally good bushes.


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POSEIDON - This one always does good here, love it.


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ORCHID ROMANCE is proving to be a very good rose for me, it put on a beautiful display this spring and has been performing good all season, it has a lovely fragrance too.

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NEIL DIAMOND - I'm not sure how good of a rose this one is, but I do love the blooms and the fragrance is wonderful!


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ZAIDE - I'm very fond of this one, such a healthy rose here, love the blooms too!


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OKLAHOMA - This one has been a pleasant surprise, a prolific bloomer and so fragrant and beautiful!

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I could go on and on, so many I love!
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Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Aug 9, 2019 8:33 AM CST
Merlena, you have some fabulous roses. I just got Quicksilver this year and so far it looks like a winner.
Beverly for me has been so bloomy.
Does your Beverly have a good spring flush? Mine waits until mid summer to get really blooming but when she does. Wow
You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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MGKing
Aug 9, 2019 8:55 AM CST
Kristine, I thought that gorgeous Beverly looked familiar! My Beverly puts on its best show in the spring, but blooms pretty good all season. May is definitely the best month for roses here, but I can always look forward to some nice fall blooms, just not as prolific.

I'm Sara-Ann on the other forum.

This was BEVERLY in May

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SoCal (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Aug 9, 2019 9:25 AM CST
Here are the fragrant roses from my garden, I don't have that many yet. 9-10 roses total. I say Young Lycidas and Wedgewood roses are most fragrant.
I'm going to order Neil Diamond and Munstead Wood. I've already ordered QuickSiver.

Queen of Sweden
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Climbing Colette
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Young Lycidas
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Abraham Darby
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Wedgewood
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fisherwoman
Aug 9, 2019 9:26 AM CST
This is a great thread to see this years best . i just wish I could stroll through in person to smell them and talk with everyone.
My garden did rather pitifully, although two did outstanding which were St Swithun, and the once blooming, but so worth it Madame Hardy.
Evelyn for a new bare root did valiantly in her pot.
Boscobel had 3 or 4 blooms so far, the last was ravishing as it aged.
Almost forgot about baby Duchesse de Rohan, one classic fluffy bloom for which i didn't get a photo, so I'll slip in Bathsheba's elegant bud.
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fisherwoman
Aug 9, 2019 9:30 AM CST
Too bad we couldn't make a joint display at Chelsea, it would steal the show !
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 9, 2019 9:31 AM CST
Oh you guys!!!! SWOON!!!

Kris - are you sure that's Beverly? It doesn't look dark enough to me. Shrug! It sure is gorgeous!! Your Gruss has such lovely colors! Lovey dubby Your ORA is wonderful! The blooms are scrumptious. Way better than my ORA blooms...when it blooms. And your Easy Does It is sooooo lovely!!!

Merlena - yes, I adore my Augusta Luise!!! If you can get it...you should get it! Lovey dubby Wowza! That's a gorgeous PJPII!!!! I love mine too. I'm not that fond of the fragrance so far...too perfumey and not sweet enough (but it's a brand new bareroot this year). The color on your Quicksilver (especially the center) is AMAZING!!!! Oh SWOON!!! Drooling Gorgeous Beverly! Your Neil Diamond is EXQUISITE (especially the 2nd picture)!!!! Mine isn't as good this year as last year when I fertilized with inorganics. I love your Zaide!!!! I miss mine...it died over winter (it was in a pot with holes up and down the side for air root pruning, and it died over winter. Oh my...I loved that rose! Oh! Your Beverly is amazing...sooo many gorgeous blooms!!

I would have included my wonderful Chandos Beauty...but it hasn't bloomed yet! There are lots of buds...but it hasn't bloomed yet. Can you imagine??

Amazing everyone! Group hug

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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 9, 2019 9:38 AM CST
Just got notice that more responses were posted.

GardenNut - Your Colette is my favorite..it's stunning and I'm drooling. Drooling Your Abe is exquisite!! Oh my!! Lovey dubby Your Young Lycidas.... Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Wedgewood!!!! AWESOME!!

Fisherwoman - I'm thrilled by your Madam Hardy! We hardly ever see that one! That green button is so iconic. Such a gorgeous rose! I love your St. Swithin rose!!! When I first learned about roses, that was a rose I had dreamed of owning. I've never had it though. I love your Bathesheba bud!! Lovey dubby

I repotted my Grande Dame this year, and it hasn't recovered enough to bloom...although there's a bud. Otherwise this rose would be on this list.
SoCal (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Aug 9, 2019 9:46 AM CST
fisherwoman said:Too bad we couldn't make a joint display at Chelsea, it would steal the show !

I went there one year, it was not impressive as I thought it would be. Very commercial too.
Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Aug 9, 2019 10:38 AM CST
Carol, my Beverly starts out dark pink and then lightens up. So many shades of pink on a single bush

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You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
Aug 9, 2019 10:48 AM CST
SoCal, it's probably like our big garden show it started out quaint and quickly became a commercial monster with few truly interesting plants or displays becoming more like our Home and Garden show. Oh well. There's another one in England I'd love to visit, but forget its name. Probably the little local shows are best.
I'll have to add pics with my phone, but my best five-ten are:
New Dawn. the spring display was the best ever and it keeps on pumping them out when dead-headed.
Zaide: always in bloom and no BS since planting in the ground. I'll let Merlena's pic stand in as I ca never get a good one in their new home.
Cl.LaFrance: just now getting its legs under since being freed from its pot, but ethereal in form and fragrance.
Clotilde Soupert: these are also always in bloom and perfectly well behaved since planting.
Gold Blush: what a climber!!! Again, perfectly healthy since planting.
Pink Pet: Perfection! LOVE this rose! I have three now with two more growing from cuttings.
Mme Norbert LeVavasseur: yes, she BSs, but always trying to give a gorgeous display.
Ghislaine de Feligonde: can not wait for the Fall flush.
Peggy Martin: this even did well in a pot, but both have exploded and bloomed since being planted out in a less than stellar spot. Too hard to get a pic with the weeds, though. : ((

This is best, so I can't include my BS nightmare Eglantyne. However, she is a about my favourite for beauty and scent. Her spring flush couldn't have been more beautiful.

I've stuck to those I've have for at least a season in a pot that are now planted, but a few could make it next year, such as Caroline Hunt, Star of the Republic, Lavender Crush, Bordeaux and Maggie. Maggie could have made the cut, but I may have to move her so she can do her best.
Excuse the order. My phone wouldn't let me add the pics in the body and kept putting them at the end. I usually just type on my laptop and add pics later. Oh well.

New Dawn
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La France
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Clotilde Soupert
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Gold blush
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Pink Pet
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Mme Norbert LeVavasseur
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Ghislaine de Feligonde
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Eglantyne
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Eglantye
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SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
Aug 9, 2019 10:52 AM CST
So many beautiful roses! Adore Mme. Hardy, also! And Colette. I need those two with Augusta Louise! I wonder how she does for BS. Carol, how do you get notices of posts?
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 9, 2019 10:56 AM CST
Kristine - gaaaah!!! So beautiful!!!! Oh my!!! Lovey dubby

Vaporvac - I so agree about Zaide!!! What a rose!! I wish I could get La France! I looked up Clotilde Soupert on HMF...but there are 4 types of this rose...which one do you have? As to "best" define it any way you want. Thumbs up Eglantyne can be the best for charm, best for fragrance/beauty, etc.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 9, 2019 10:59 AM CST
Vaporvac - oh, I guess I misspoke. Rolling my eyes. I finished my post and a message popped up that new responses had been added before I had finished. Yes, you need Augusta Luise! Colette and Mme Hardy...yes, the three of those would be a power trio!
SoCal (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Aug 9, 2019 11:22 AM CST
I've ordered Climbing Clotilde Soupert. I hope it's the same as the bush version.
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
Aug 9, 2019 11:25 AM CST
I posted pics above.
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
Aug 9, 2019 12:01 PM CST
The bush form of CS is pictured above. I also have the climbing form which is different and does CLIMB! It has long flexible canes and both are low thorn. People complain that they ball, but I've rarely had this issue. I would think they'd love a drier climate. Even in the heat of the day, CS looks fresh and happy. The blooms last on the bush in my weather. They start with an elegant blush and then turn white. The gentle fragrance matches the softness of its petals.
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SoCal (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Aug 9, 2019 12:23 PM CST
vaporvac said:The bush form of CS is pictured above. I also have the climbing form which is different and does CLIMB! It has long flexible canes and both are low thorn. People complain that they ball, but I've rarely had this issue. I would think they'd love a drier climate. Even in the heat of the day, CS looks fresh and happy. The blooms last on the bush in my weather. They start with an elegant blush and then turn white. The gentle fragrance matches the softness of its petals.

This is my question, is this the same rose, the climbing and the bush version, except for the climbing part. Or are they different roses.

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