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'Prospero ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 140-282
most recent 28 MAR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 MAR by Huyustus
something I don't understand...
By consulting 2 Austin varieties: "The Squire" and "Prospero" I see that the crossing of the varieties is the same.
Is there a mistake?
Thanks to you for your lights!
Reply #1 of 6 posted 28 MAR by Lee H.
It’s very possible. Look at ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Mr. Lincoln’, and ‘Papa Meilland’. They are all ‘Chrysler Imperial’ x ‘Charles Mallerin’. I’m sure other members know of more. Some parents are just made for each other. ;-)
Reply #2 of 6 posted 28 MAR by Huyustus
Thank you lee for the answer, indeed I see that 2 other Austin varieties "Wise Portia" and "Wenlock" shares the same kinship ...
Reply #3 of 6 posted 28 MAR by jedmar
It can be that several crosses were made with same parents, or there were several seedlings from the same hip.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 28 MAR by Huyustus
Thank you jedmar for this clarification, indeed several seedlings can give different results.
Reply #5 of 6 posted 28 MAR by Lee H.
One of the more interesting aspects of rose breeding is seeing the wide variety of offspring, even from seed to seed within a single hip. You should try it. I’d love to have your extensive garden as a playground!
Reply #6 of 6 posted 28 MAR by Huyustus
just last year, I collected seeds in a park next to a sports university, and one germinated I don't even know what this rose will look like! surprise surprise....
Discussion id : 51-324
most recent 16 OCT 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 3 JAN 11 by SoCal Coastal Rosarian
David Austin rose much loved by Southern California rosarians. This rose has almost all the qualites desired in this group of roses. These qualities include form, fragrance, outstanding color, a very attractive well behaved plant, stems which hold the bloom well, remarkable remontancy, and resistance to mildew. It could use bit more vigor, then again, one cannot have everything. As such its important to get a budded plant. Makes a lovely tree rose. Solid exhibition credentials.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 23 FEB 19 by jmile
I agree with you in your comments about Prospero. I live in zone 9B in the California Bay Area. This rose is one of the best in my garden. It's blooms are consistent winners at the rose shows. It is not a large plant, but it is constantly in bloom. The blooms are long lasting and hold their color well. It is a trooper in the heat of summer even in drought conditions.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 25 FEB 19 by SoCal Coastal Rosarian
It's nice to have a reply to comments made over 8 years ago. Your reply is a reminder that I should get started on making a new tree rose of Propero!
Reply #3 of 3 posted 16 OCT 21 by zuzu2007
I got a 5 gal Prospero from an old nursery today!Thank you for your review!
Discussion id : 36-386
most recent 29 MAY 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 15 MAY 09 by MichaelG
In many US climates, this rose is not feeble or hard to grow, as Austin's comments imply. It is just slow growing because the shoots set flower buds immediately. It has a short, branching, twiggy plant habit and should not be pruned unnecessarily. Flowers of the highest quality come almost continuously, if not in great numbers. The foliage is resistant to mildew and somewhat resistant to blackspot. Unfortunately, it is rather tender, and canes may be damaged at around 5 degrees F. However, it can be grown as a small dieback plant in colder zones. From a cultural standpoint, it is rather like the dwarf tea-bourbons such as Souv. de la Malmaison, although maybe not so heat-loving.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 MAY 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you for your fantastic review of Prospero. I'm in zone 5a and cane-hardy is important.
Discussion id : 50-392
most recent 6 DEC 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 DEC 10 by Roselee
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