Roses forum: Rosa 'Alain'!

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Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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quercusnut
Jan 26, 2018 5:59 AM CST
This is really amazing to me. I bought Rosa 'Alain' on Ebay from a nursery over in England. It was bareroot and dried out when I received it. I was sure it was dead or would die if there was any life left at all. I potted it up anyway and crossed my fingers.
Well after a few weeks it started leafing out a little. Very weakly. I can't recall exactly what soil mix I used but it was before I started using Al's mixes exclusively.
Eventually to my surprise it bloomed. And it was the perfect clear red I've been seeking. Not red-purple or orange-red. But RED.
Now to top it all off it is still perfectly green after going through some of the most brutal winter temps I've seen in this area for years. Single digits down to 4 degrees F. And days with highs in the 20s.
Wow. I have high hopes for this promising rose. Anyone else grown it? Would like to know what you think of Alain.
3rd photo taken yesterday.

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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Jan 27, 2018 9:00 AM CST
My Alain is planted within a foot of a sharp vertical drop which means that I cannot irrigate it effectively. In odd years the watering hose gets snagged on it or the plant is ravaged by deer, so there is a lot of retrograde motion to its progress. It is a tribute to its general overall health and vigor that it has not completely given up the ghost; so I guess I should not complain about its rather lackluster performance in my garden.

I also love the bright color. I'm glad you mentioned it, because my own plant really does deserve to be moved to a better spot.

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Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
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fwmosher
Jan 27, 2018 3:27 PM CST
Kyle, did you have any trouble importing your rose from England through US Customs? Could never order one into Canada because of our absolutely absurd import laws. Pretty rose!
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Region: Tennessee Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses Ferns
Hostas Foliage Fan Bromeliad Heucheras Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
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quercusnut
Jan 31, 2018 7:32 PM CST
No trouble importing. I received it just like any other plant I order in US on ebay.

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