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Sat Aug 9, 2014, 06:50 PM

'New' rose at my cottage.





Suggestions for care appreciated.

Thanks

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Reply 'New' rose at my cottage. (Original post)
elleng Aug 2014 OP
Little Star Aug 2014 #1
elleng Aug 2014 #2
NCarolinawoman Aug 2014 #3
elleng Aug 2014 #4
lululu Aug 2014 #5
elleng Aug 2014 #6

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 07:27 PM

1. Pretty!....

I won't give suggestions because I kill every flower type plant I've ever had. Never fails!!

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Response to Little Star (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 07:35 PM

2. Thanks, yes pretty,

bought and planted her yesterday, and was surprised to see the open blooms this morning, as they were not open yesterday. Will see what tomorrow brings. Am hoping NOT to kill her. This is an experiment, as I haven't had the occasion to try (or fail!) in the past!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 09:38 PM

3. For a rose, that is my favorite color.

Does it smell good? I am annoyed that some roses (long stem red roses at florist) had the perfume bred right out of them.

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Response to NCarolinawoman (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 09:50 PM

4. Yes, it has a light, very nice fragrance.

Its this one: http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/showrose.asp?showr=4818

Doesn't compare, fragrance-wise, to this one, which may be the one near a friend's house. DEEP fragrance and color: http://rosesingardens.blogspot.com/2008/06/papa-meilland-worlds-most-fragrant-red.html

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 12, 2014, 04:55 PM

5. I love them cabbage roses

 

Is there drainage in that pot, i.e. a hole in the bottom?

Austin's are not so good for fragrance, imho.

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Response to lululu (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 12, 2014, 05:22 PM

6. Yes, there's a hole in the pot,

and gravel.

The fragrance is VERY mild, so I've just ordered THIS one: http://www.heirloomroses.com/roses/hybrid-tea-roses/velvet-fragrance.html

A friend's neighbor (no one residing there for a couple years; new tenants now) had the MOST wonderfully fragrant deep red rose, and seeing nothing comparable around here (just started looking recently,) I found this one and decided to order it.

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