hampartsum said:Thanks for this very interesting issue!
The first question that came to my mind (apart from respecting patents) is which are being widely available in the various nurseries there. Of your list some never reached this far south. I would want to get duplicates for Sharifa Asma, no longer available in the mainstream rose nurseries. The remainder that I'm placing an order soon that are still carried are:
Abraham Darby, Gertrude Jekyll, Golden Celebration, Pat Austin, The Prince. Of these I would try to keep at least 3 bushes of each, since all are exceptional roses.
William Shakespeare 2000 I've got already 5, otherwise I would have placed it above.
Molyneux is one that I'm happy to have a duplicate, but not more
This is what D.A inc says about their vendors in the US, so its a huge offering to go through!
The other roses mentioned I have no info whether they are being grown anywhere in this country. So we are a step behind for them.
Some of other older DA's that I want duplicates/replacements in my yard are:
This is a tentative list of other are being grown ( according the HMF listing of private gardens) in my country. They are in my search but have been unsuccessful yet.
1. English Garden
2. Fair Bianca
3. Happy Child
4. L.D. Braithwaite
5. St. Swithun
6. Teasing Georgia
7. The Alnwick Rose
8. The Countryman
9. The Dark Lady
10. The Generous Gardener
11. The Reeve
12. The Squire
13. The Wedgwood Rose
My purpose of sharing it, is to give you an idea of other DA's you might want to get cuttings from friends. All of these are out of commerce here and very difficult to find in commerce.
SusaninSB said:I have a general idea, but I'd like some input. This is the list of Austins I currently grow:
Jude the Obscure
Sir Walter Raleigh
William Shakespeare 2000
My project now that I am retired is to make cuttings of my ultra-rare roses, and I'm doing well, but I haven't started on Austins yet. I do have the Palatine list. Thanks for any input!