Roses forum: The Poet's Wife (a yellow David Austin rose)

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Jan 17, 2017 4:10 PM CST
Does anyone have experience growing The Poet's Wife, a yellow David Austin rose described as having a lemon fragrance? I am especially interested in knowing about its disease resistance and fragrance.
Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 17, 2017 4:14 PM CST

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I've had mine for only about 6 months, so I can't tell you anything about its disease resistance. It put out a few pretty blooms in fall, but the rose bush is between a couple of thorny monsters, so my nose never got close enough to judge the fragrance.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Mar 5, 2017 12:20 PM CST
It's on my DA order for this season. I hope to be able to report back in four or five years.
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