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Posted by henry_kuska z5 OH ( on
Sat, Nov 23, 13 at 16:26

"Plant of the week: Rose 'Lady Marmalade' Pumpkin-orange cabbage rose-style blooms made it Rose of the Year 2014"

"What is it? A floribunda rose that looks like an old-fashioned cottage garden dweller, but has the disease resistance you'd expect from a modern rose. The cabbage rose-style blooms are pumpkin-orange, softening to apricot as they mature, and they repeat-flower through summer and early autumn. No wonder it earned the RHS title Rose of the Year 2014.

Plant it with? For a "hot border" look, opt for other cottage garden flowers in oranges, yellows and reds: Verbascum 'Clementine', Crocosmia 'George Davison' and Achillea 'Terracotta' all qualify.

And where? 'Lady Marmalade' is a compact rose with a height and spread of 90cm x 75cm, so should slot nicely in the foreground of a mixed border, given sun and a reasonably fertile soil. It will thrive in a large pot, provided you are diligent with watering and feeding.

Any drawbacks? Like all roses, the tedious task of deadheading is essential if you want to keep the display going for as long as possible.

What else does it do? If deadheading is too dispiriting, reframe the issue. Cut the stems while in bud and bring them indoors to enjoy the spicy scent."

Above quote from the Guardian, England.

H.Kuska comment: Lady Marmalade is not yet listed in Help-Me-Find.

A Google search is given at the following link:

Here is a link that might be useful: link for above quote from the Guardian

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RE: /nov/23/plant-of-week-rose-lady-marmalade

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 23, 13 at 18:34

I think it's beautiful! Wonder if it really is as disease resistant as they say. That sure would be nice!

RE: /nov/23/plant-of-week-rose-lady-marmalade

Well, it's a Harkness rose but I wouldn't be expecting total health. Don't Heirloom stock Harkness in the US?

RE: /nov/23/plant-of-week-rose-lady-marmalade

I like it. Can't wait to see more pics of it actually growing in US gardens.


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