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'AUSquire' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 140-281
most recent 28 MAR 23 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 MAR 23 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!
Discussion id : 123-820
most recent 7 NOV 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 NOV 20 by Viviane SCHUSSELE
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Discussion id : 6-480
most recent 9 APR 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 JUN 04 by Cradoc
It is not surprising that The Squire is not well known. It is a poor grower, sparse of foliage and subject to disease eg blackspot. While the flowers are lovely (it's not free-flowering) they do not make up for its other shortcomings. Intensive cossetting has not improved its performance and I do not recommend trying it. If you want a smaller, red-flowered Austin, try Prospero.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 APR 09 by Benaminh
Prospero is not comparable to The Squire. Prospero's form is more rosette and the color borders on cerise/violet. The other closest David Austin variety would be Tradescant, however, it is a much more vigorous plant and the flower form is not as elegant. There is an older Hybrid Tea available that is more floriferous and has similar flowers called 'Will Rogers.' Unfortunately, it is lacking in scent. Nothing quite matches the beauty of a well formed bloom from The Squire. The single bush is ugly, but plant two together, or three a foot apart in a triangle and it is less noticeable.
Discussion id : 302
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
The Squire has a perfect velvety dark red with black shadows. Here in Switzerland it normally blooms after most other roses do with a late second bloom in fall. It is a wonderful rose that is unfortunately not that well known amongst rose gardeners.
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