Roses forum: What are your favorite roses this year?

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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 29, 2018 3:15 PM CST
What are your 5 favorite roses this year. Feel free to cheat and list a few more. Smiling

Mine are
1. Chandos Beauty - wonderful fragrance and tons of blooms which last a long time!



2. Memorial Day - wonderful fragrance and tons of blooms which last a long time

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3. White Licorice - love the fragrance and it bloomed for 2 months straight. It's finally taking a break now, but there are buds forming. (new rose this year) Bloomed even more than Julia Child (also new)



4. Neil Diamond - a blooming fool with tons of canes.



5. Parfume de Grasse - for the beauty of the bloom



Carol
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 29, 2018 3:38 PM CST
I can see why they are favorites - all quite lovely!
Porkpal
Coastal San Diego (Zone 10b)
MmeBoullet
Aug 29, 2018 6:27 PM CST
Those are beautiful!
As for favorite? I'm stumped. It's like choosing a favorite child among so many.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 29, 2018 10:38 PM CST
Thanks you two!!! I tip my hat to you. Thank You!

But I want to see your wonderful picks for favorites. Drooling This way it will give us a wonderful list of great roses to get! Group hug

Carol Thank You!
Name: Karen
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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Mossy44
Aug 30, 2018 10:12 AM CST
Hands down, no contest this year, it's Tropical Sunset, aka Rainbow Niagara.











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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 30, 2018 11:12 AM CST
Mossy!!!!! Those pictures are incredible!!!! Hurray! I can't believe how glorious they look!!! Well done!!! I tip my hat to you. The last picture must be more than one rose bush??? Regardless, it's stunning!!! Thank You!

Carol
Name: Karen
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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Mossy44
Aug 30, 2018 11:25 AM CST
Carol - thank you! It is all one bush. It likes to bloom.

lisa100467
Aug 30, 2018 11:38 AM CST
Oh Carol, I'm not surprised to see your Chandos Beauty at the top! I always love seeing it. The others are fabulous as well, but your Chandos Beauty gets me every time. I keep hearing good things about White Licorice and yours looks wonderful. Memorial Day is another one I've always admired. That color is so neat. It must be a great rose, because I also hear people raving about it in very warm climates. A rose that does well in both cold and warm climates has to be a good one, IMO.
Mossy, your Rainbow Niagra is gorgeous, and I don't normally care for orange roses. It has a beautiful blend of colors and doesn't look overly bright, (as in screaming "look at me" orange.) It's so cheerful looking.
I'm having a hard time picking favorites, but I'll try. This years favorites are;
Mel's Heritage of course is at the top. He's been a blooming fool this year, and always healthy.

Then there's my gorgeous rose that was supposed to be Louise Odier, but is probably Grandmother's Hat. It's always blooming.

Although they are both young, I love my two Annie Laurie McDowell roses. One is ownroot from dear Ingrid, and one grafted onto Pink Clouds that was personally placed into my hands by her breeder, the wonderful Kim Rupert himself. I love them both,(the roses and the dear friends who gave them to me.)

I can't forget Princess Charlene de Monaco. What a wonderful rose for cutting!

Let's see.... one more, I think Joan Fontaine has really been wonderful this year. She has such beautiful creamy blooms. She could easily pass for a David Austin rose.

Lisa



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Edited to add; Opps! I guess I don't quite have the hang of posting pictures. I thought they were going to be under each comment about them. Sorry about that! Lisa
Edit #2; I felt bad about not mentioning a few other roses that have been wonderful this year, so I'll add a few honorable mentions. I'll just post a photo of the the last rose in the honorable mentions group, since I'm not sure how to get my photos in the right place yet.
Bolero has been great this year like it has been every year since I bought it.
Evelyn is blooming and not phased by the heat at all. Evelyn has such gorgeous blooms.
Felicia is a wonderful rose here, despite being in lots of shade.
Mystic Beauty is living up to her name!
Cornelia has totally impressed me this year, after not doing much blooming in previous years. I guess she just needed time to mature.

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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 30, 2018 1:37 PM CST
Mossy - That's all ONE plant??!!! Blinking Drooling Holy cow!!! What a great rose!

Lisa - Thank you! I also love smelling it! It's my favorite plant to sniff. White Licorice was almost my first choice...it's that good. As to Memorial Day...I am in a cooler clime, but I overwinter my roses in the garage...so it may not be all that great for colder climates. I'm just not sure. Oh my goodness!!!! Blinking your bouquet is stunning!!! Lovey dubby The pink and blue is wonderful!!! Drooling So that's Princess de Monaco?? Oooooh!!! I love your Grandmother's Hat...what an old fashioned bloom...glorious!!!! Lovey dubby Man, you grow some wonderful roses!!
Carol
Name: Bonnie
Texas
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RosesnTx
Aug 30, 2018 4:33 PM CST
Carol, oh my goodness all of your roses are gorgeous! Chandos Beauty is indeed a beauty!

Mossy wow just wow that is one sumptuous rose! Love the multiple colors of orange and yellow it's stunning.

Lisa I absolutely love your Mel's Heritage and Louise Odier, both are gorgeous.

All of these gorgeous pics make me think I need to start taking better pics of my roses, y'all are not only posting some beautiful roses but your photography is really good as well. My top five fave roses for this summer for good bloom in the heat would have to be Heritage, SDLM, MBRC, Maggie and Clotilde Soupert. I will have to post pics later when I have more time.
Name: John
Helensville, New Zealand
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S124AB
Aug 30, 2018 4:56 PM CST
I've just planted three new ones, after a number of years reducing my roses from around 90 or so.
Recently planted are: William Shakespeare 2000

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Crown Princess Margareta and The Lady Gardener.

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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Sep 1, 2018 12:37 AM CST
RosesnTx - Thank You! Smiling I'm not familiar with the roses (except Heritage) that you mentioned...so I'm waiting Lovey dubby for the pictures!!

S124 - I can't wait to see how they grow!!! You're in spring now, right?

Carol
Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Sep 2, 2018 9:35 AM CST
I would say the roses for me that just kept blooming and impressing me were..... drum roll please

1. Olivia Rose , she is never without a perfect pink bloom.

2. Munstead Wood, also non stop bloomer with incredible color

3. Young Lycidis, for a new baby, this rose blooms a lot and the color is so yummy.

4. Gruss An Aachen, incredible color

5. Julia Child, healthy, bloomy reliable.


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You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Sep 3, 2018 12:59 AM CST
Kristine - I sure agree with you about Julia Child...your bush is gorgeous!!! Wowza!! My 1,2 and 3 of yours...they don't do much. I don't think Austins like being in my yard/pots. I'm envious of your Austins! Drooling

Carol
Name: John
Helensville, New Zealand
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S124AB
Sep 17, 2018 1:18 PM CST
Canadian_Rose said:RosesnTx - Thank You! Smiling I'm not familiar with the roses (except Heritage) that you mentioned...so I'm waiting Lovey dubby for the pictures!!

S124 - I can't wait to see how they grow!!! You're in spring now, right?

Carol


Yep, spring has sprung, flowers will appear from late October.
Name: Beth
Northern California (Zone 9b)
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Beth_NorCal
Sep 17, 2018 6:33 PM CST
Lovely blooms everybody! S124AB, I look forward to seeing your LADY GARDENER. I finally managed to get one from Hortico this season, and the dang thing died on me! I'm so po'd!! I wanted her so badly.

Well, I picked these 5 for now....

DEJA BLUE is a very consistent bloomer most of the yr. And the color is so pretty.
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ELFI VON DASSANOWSKY would be a favorite because she hasn't bloomed much for a couple of yrs. She's been repeating really well this yr tho! So nice to get a lot of blooms this time around. Gotta get her in the ground....




FIELD OF DREAMS is one that is just so cool. I almost lost it in the big dig-up a couple yrs ago when we had to re-do our septic system. It's such an unusual rose with the random splashes and stripes.




LIOLA was a new one for me last yr, and altho she hasn't bloomed a ton yet, she's done pretty nicely. I can't wait to see what she does next yr!




SUNSET DREAMS also due to it actually blooming like crazy this yr, after one lousy bloom last yr! It reminds me a lot of AUGUSTA LUISE, which I just ordered from Palatine....




Actually, looking at it now, it looks like a cross between SURREAL and AUGUSTA LUISE!
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Sep 17, 2018 7:15 PM CST
Can't wait to see more of Liola. Love Barni roses! Beth your roses are just gorgeous!
Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Sep 22, 2018 9:13 PM CST
Beth, my Sunset Dreams finally took off this year. I hated it the first 2 years and finally it is a rose to love
You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Sep 24, 2018 10:49 AM CST
Beth - Swoonsville!!! Drooling Oh my sweet goodness you have some gorgeous roses there!!! I love your Deja Blue - the color of the rose in the first picture is sooooo pretty!!! Your ELFI VON DASSANOWSKY is wonderful..especially the 2nd picture. And your Sunset Dreams is exquisite!!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Oh my sweet heavens...please tell me that it's super fragrant!!!! I want one!!!! Drooling

Carol
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Sydney, Australia (Zone 10b)
Protoavis
Sep 24, 2018 8:21 PM CST
Helga Brauer, it's an Australian bred crested moss rose, once blooming but very fragrant and spotted.

Mousseux du Japon, one of the most mossy roses.

Calocarpa, rugosa/china its foilage is interesting in not being super shiny like typical rugosa...that and it's a fertile cross of classes that don't normally produce fertile offspring.

Talisman

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Anyone with oryzalin (aka Surflan, Embargo), am looking for a small amount rather than 5litres from manufacturer (min size in Australia....)

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