caliloo wrote:The McCartney Rose is one I will never be without. Beautiful form, scent and absolutely bulletproof! No blackspot, it laughs at powdery mildew and is a great grower for me in my no spray garden.
caliloo wrote:Another one I have that I will never be without is Abraham Darby. The scent is intoxicating (sort of a citrusy, rosy sweet scent) and the colors are prefect for my taste. He can be a bit of a black spot problem, but he still manages to come back and put on a show each year.
caliloo wrote:Add to the list Marie Curie (which has been renamed Romantic Dreams ) a wonderful shrimpy peachy pink blend that has a strong spicy clove scent to the blooms. This one is bulletproof for me too. Never has blackspot and keeps charging back despite my hacking it back to a manageable size each year. SHe is supposed to be 3' x 3' but mine regularly is over 5' by the end of the summer.
caliloo wrote:I love all the Austins, but so many of them are blackspot magnets I won't (or can't) grown them since I refuse to spray.
caliloo wrote:I also really like Gruss an Aachen, but there seem
to be two of them in commerce right now. THe pink one is rather garish compared to the pale creamy one, IMHO. I HAD a creamy one but accidentally killed it and the replace ment is the pinker one. It isn't bad enough to shovel prune, but I am not as happy with it.
caliloo wrote:Ones that I have had, lost and will never replace (call this the avoid list unless you live in southern California and spray religiously)
Candelabra (might have been because it was a $2.99 body bag from Wal-Mart instead of a decent specimen though)
caliloo wrote:I found a photo of THe McCartney rose from last year. I would call it a hot pink.
I love love love it though!
Here's an Abraham Darby - not a great shot, I should have waited a day or so for it to open more.
And my Marie Curie - what a babe!
Good luck and let us know what you like - I'm sure more people will chime in with suggestions and opinions!
LucyGoose wrote:What is my favorite?? I have been slowing getting rid of them..... ......dug about 4 dead ones this spring and I am not done.....there are more.....I would have to say for me the favorite is the Crocus Rose......I don't remember the other names, but the more hardy ones, and even those start dwindling after awhile....DH loves when I dig a rose bush up........I am replacing them with less fussy, more sharing friendly.......DAYLILIES!! Although, I will always have a few......but they are not what they are cracked up to be......then come the durn JAPANESE BEATLES........that in itself, is enough to make me quit having them.....
So.......sorry for the rant on them...
Crocus Rose is my favorite, I guess..... [/
lilibeth wrote:i also love the McCartney rose.. i can't resist it's smell. aside from its beautiful color, the rose looks so precious .
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