Post a reply

Avatar for KSPNW8
Feb 17, 2020 5:32 PM CST

Hi all,
Have any of you seen or grown these roses? If so, do you have any information at all about them? How big they might get, what sort of habit, nice foliage or not, disease susceptibility, fragrance, charm, ginormous thorns, etc. Anything at all, really. I don't care what zone you are in, there is so little out there about these two roses that I'll be happy to hear from anyone.
Thanks so much!
Image
Feb 17, 2020 5:50 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level
I'm sorry. I don't grow them and I don't know anyone who does, but you can get some information about them from our database entries for these roses.

Rose (Rosa 'Duchesse d'Albe')

Rose (Rosa 'Comtesse Riza du Parc')
Avatar for KSPNW8
Feb 17, 2020 5:55 PM CST

Thanks Zuzu,

I looked at Help Me Find as well, and though there is a bit of information there too, I am still trying to get a clear picture of these roses. I'm guessing that very few people grow them.
Image
Feb 17, 2020 8:41 PM CST
Name: Christopher
New Brunswick, NJ, USA (Zone 7a)
Be aware that the rose in commerce as 'Duchesse d'Albe' is most likely 'Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller'. Perhaps others grow it under that name.

:-)

~Christopher
Avatar for porkpal
Feb 17, 2020 8:45 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member Keeper of Poultry I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Keeps Horses
Roses Plant Identifier Farmer Raises cows Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
In that case, Zuzu does have it. A lovely rose!
Porkpal
Image
Feb 17, 2020 9:08 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level
I did have it, Porkpal, but it only struggled along for a few years before giving up the ghost. It was one of those hybrid teas from Vintage Gardens that probably never were meant to grow on their own roots.
Avatar for KSPNW8
Feb 18, 2020 10:52 AM CST

Thank you everyone! This definitely gives me some new information to contemplate. If the rose is Mrs Wakefield Christie-Miller, then it seems like I ought to avoid it, seeing as how it is on its own roots. I appreciate your help!
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
  • Started by: KSPNW8
  • Replies: 6, views: 174
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Waterlily"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.