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Apr 6, 2020 10:41 AM CST
Ventura County, California
Zone 10 Ventura County, CA
I live in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, southern California, and need advice. I have room for three new roses that bloom most of the time in our heat. I am looking for disease resistant roses that are fragrant and do well as cut flowers. I love the Austin roses' form and fragrance, but most of mine are unhappy unless they receive some shade. I have had good luck with Country Dancer (Buck rose) but Earth Song was a loser for me. My McCartney rose is a giant as are Sentimental and Osiana. Yves Piaget is my best rose. All suggestions would be most appreciated.
Thank you.
Oakslesly
Always seeking recommendations and advice. I welcome suggestions for heat loving roses with great scent, disease resistance, and long vase life.
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Apr 6, 2020 12:44 PM CST
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
Part of the issue with Austin roses is that they cannot tolerate drought. As our climate has grown drier, they become somewhat problematical. Austin's 'Prospero' is an excellent cut flower for us, in Camarillo, as long as it gets enough water.

Our approach has been to move to Tea Roses, and they work well for us at cut flowers -- Though many do "nod" to greater or lesser extent, and if you don't like that, you just don't like it.

I cut most everything. 'Sombreuil,' Cl., 'Fourth of July', 'Lady Ann Kidwell' Most of the Teas, even "Ragged Robin".

But to be truthful, my best cut flower rose is also my best garden rose . . . "Grandmother's Hat"
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and it has the added qualities of being disease-resistant, fragrant, and blooming pretty much through the year.
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Apr 9, 2020 8:55 AM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Well Hello,

I live in Houston, TX and have grown may varieties which have
done very well in our very hot climate.
I would recommend growing several old garden roses as they
normally grow well in warm weather and of course those David Austin Roses
are patterned after them. Here is a list of my favorites:

'Maggie' an old Bourbon rose
'Duchesse de Brabant' 1857 Tea rose, also known as 'Comptesse de Labarthe'
'Mrs B. R. Cant' 1901 Tea rose
Cramoisi Superieur 1832 China
Souvenir de la Malmaison 1843 Bourbon rose
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Apr 9, 2020 5:55 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Not an OGR but my Julia Child is nearly in constant bloom. She is very disease resistant for me and smells good too!
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Apr 13, 2020 3:44 PM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Well, I have been a very big fan of OGR's since I started growing roses
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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