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Happy Polyantha

Posted by Kippy-the-Hippy 10 Sunset 24 (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 14, 13 at 22:10

I thought I would start a new topic for people to add too

This is Britannia, a from a rooted cutting from DanTy, from earlier this year. Boy is it happy! I missed a couple of weeks of pinching buds and discovered it was busy. I left them for moms party


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RE: Happy Polyantha

Oh goody--the polyanthas. They are such cuties!

Here are two fairies for the price of one:
'The Fairy' next to fairy statue--5/12 photo twofairies5.jpg

Mothersday
Mother's Day mini rose (polyantha) 2012 photo mothersday4-26-12.jpg

I also have a Ceceile Brunner, but, alas, no picture. Must remedy that this coming summer.

Kate


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RE: Happy Polyantha

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 15, 13 at 10:52

I have 3 polys but I think my favorite is Zenaitta. It's vigorous and healthy and blooms it's head off!


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Here's Cl Cecile Brunner - looks great framing our window from the inside too...

Jackie


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I have Perle d’Or, Marie Pavie, Clotilde Soupert and a new Cl Cecile Brunner. I love them all, but Perle d’Or is my favorite. Looking at all of your gorgeous pictures, I think I NEED a darker colored poly now…lol

Here’s a spray of Perle d’Or with Marchesa Boccella, Rose de Rescht and the bourbon Maggie. PdO makes a great cut flower…


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I discovered earlier this year (after all these years) that 'Lady Ann Kidwell' ALSO makes a great cut flower. Here she is with "Benny Lopez."

Jeri


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And I don't want to slight 'Lady Reading.' Always in bloom. She survived the repaving of our Lane, early this spring -- inches from her roots -- and never showed a sign of stress.

Jeri


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Alright Jeri, I went to HMF and looked up Benny Lopez based on your beautiful picture… and here’s the description they provide:

Deep pink with a purple tone, (Sometimes described as "Cerise"). Color lightens almost to "shocking" pink in hot weather. Darkens to a deep, firey purple-tinged red in cool weather. Hundreds of petals, darker toward the center of the bloom.. Strong, damask, spice fragrance. Very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, button-eye, old-fashioned, quartered, reflexed bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Long sepals, decorative buds.

NOW WHO COULD RESIST A ROSE WITH THAT DESCRIPTION!!! And so another rose goes on my long wish list…you people are killing me


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Well, looks like Benny isn't available commercially...guess I can cross that one off the list


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Jacqueline, I adore your climbing Cecile Brunner. I had no idea it was such a prolific climber! Hope the one I have is the bush one--cuz I do not have space for a climber that is that ambitious! LOL

All the polys are good-looking, aren't they!

Kate


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But the bush form of Mlle. Cecile Brunner is a continuous-bloomer, which makes up for a lot. And it can get fairly tall, if allowed to.

Another of that family that I really, really like is 'White Cecile Brunner.' It opens rich ivory here, and fades to white, with a delicate button eye. And it is as prolific a bloomer as the original pink.

Jeri


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Thank you Jeri for the White Cecile Brunner mention. How tall does she get?

I love my Lady Ann Kidwell, the wine colored new growth that seems to zig and zag. That is also one happy rose in our garden.


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Kippy, my plant is yet immature, but in every way she has been a match for the original pink. So I expect she would also match the size.

I should say, this is a rose I wanted for years, and I am very glad to have her.

Jeri


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Happy Lady Ann Kidwell.

She is about 3 feet tall and has a couple dozen buds.


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Doesn't she just have the loveliest foliage imaginable?

Jeri


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