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Young Lycidas

Posted by jerome z9 CA (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 3, 11 at 1:13

Anyone grow this rose? Do you like it?


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I love mine. Beautiful color, ordered another one this year. Looks beautiful next to Carding Mill.


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Thanks for the response Alameda. Do you think it could build to a height of 4 feet or more, or is it a short plant? I agree that the color combo with Carding Mill (which I have) would be beautiful.


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alameda, could you please tell me where you obtained your YL? This is the only one of the new Austins that I'm in love with.

Ingrid


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I ordered mine from David Austin. Their US warehouse is in Tyler, 2 hours from me, so I pick them up rather than have them sent. Always good plants - big and healthy! Last year was the first year for my YL so I cant really say how big it will get. It is healthy and though I didnt get to spray last year due to 2 knee surgeries, it did just fine and I am looking forward to beautiful blooms this year! From what I can tell....this is a very good rose.


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Jerome, order it! I love it. I have it in my front yard and passers by stop and ask what it is.

So far, mine is on the shorter side. I hope it stays that way because it's in the front garden. This is it's second year and the new growth is about 3 ft high right now. So far, it has kept a nice bush shape and hasn't done the octopus thing. I have it next to Sister Elizabeth and they make a pretty pair.

I ordered mine from David Austin. Came bare root with the hugest roots. It took off right away.

Debbie


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Thank you, alameda. I've only ordered from David Austin once since I prefer own-root plants, but I agree with you and Debbie that they have huge roots and are healthy. I might have to make an exception just this once and order from David Austin again. Debbie, I also have Sister Elizabeth and am glad to know that someone else has it too. It doesn't seem to be a very well-known Austin but I really like it a lot.

Ingrid


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HI Ingrid. I'll try to remember to take a picture when they're blooming together.

I have Sister Elizabeth because you told me to get it, so I did. It's one of the few that stays on the small side in my heat. Plus, it's that beautiful cool pink.


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I wanted to get Sister Elizabeth too, but I've shied away from a lot of those "old rose hybrids" of Austin (Harlow Carr for example) because they do not do well in my micro-climate. I wish they did. I think it's a "not cold enough plus too dry" thing. Even though it's very late to plant bare-roots for us, (that time is December/January) I am very tempted to get this one now. I've planted a Pope John Paul II in June before and it's doing fine.


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Jerome, I've had both Harlow Carr and Sister Elizabeth, and in my experience the former is more of a cold-weather rose than the latter, which is why I no longer have it. However, I did replant Sister Elizabeth in a spot with afternoon shade, which she seems to appreciate. Full sun all day did not suit this rose and I'm happy I had a partially shady spot, where her beautiful color stays intact.

Ingrid


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Ok all you folks....I've ordered the rose Young Lycidas. Hope it does well for me.


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Good for you, Jerome. I'll be very interested to see how it does for you, since I have a similarly hot situation. Naturally we'll expect pictures sooooon.

Ingrid


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I would love Young Lycidas. Must I wait until next spring to acquire her? I live in Houston.


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mauvegirl8, I have planted bare root roses in dallas in the summer and haven't lost one, but I would wait til fall if you can. Or, if you do it now, just don't leave it. And I would not plant in the most scorching area of your yard. Check it daily and mulch well.

It is just a lot more trouble, LOTS MORE! to do it now!


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I'd forgotten about this thread. Now - a year and some months later: Young Lycidas is a total champ in the gardens here. It blooms a lot; it is one of the most fragrant Austins I have; it has a pleasing growth habit; it's not huge. Great plant.


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The source line for the rose's name says,

"Young Lycidas is dead; dead ere his prime!"

So I wasn't expecting such good news.


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Very funny, Michael. Hopefully our Lycidas will never pass his prime.


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