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'The Faun' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 129-319
most recent 9 OCT 21 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 OCT 21 by Issy
I'm an ver impressed with her performance, I have afternoon shade but morning sun in rich soil and she blooms ceaselessly from November to May, always in bloom.
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Discussion id : 106-704
most recent 29 NOV 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 NOV 17 by Elizabethspetals
I forgot to mention that The Faun is lacking in the fragrance department. It’s definitely not fragrant to my nose.
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Discussion id : 106-386
most recent 7 NOV 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 NOV 17 by Elizabethspetals
I grow The Faun in S CA on my hot dry slope, in full sun. I am delighted with this rose. It makes a pleasing ground cover and now, in it’s third year, is beginning to stand up a little more. It blooms in flushes, with about 4 weeks between them. The blooms look antique and hold their color surprisingly well. The color does last longer in cooler temps. Mine only receives about a once a week deep soaking, during our very dry 90F-100F summers. I have alkaline clay soil. A very low maintenance rose with beautiful blooms.
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Discussion id : 21-499
most recent 7 MAR 09 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 19 SEP 07 by JoyToTheWorld
I have a "my granny "(standard) rose. It is giving me a hard time because instead of the beautiful pink expected of it, it has given me small white blooms. What is this rose lacking and how can I rectify the problem?
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 20 SEP 07 by Cass
Hi, JoyToTheWorld,
I grow this rose under the name The Faun. The blooms are pink fading to white. The blooms are not especially small. I garden in Northern California in the wine country with cool evenings. Could you tell us where you are located and how hot your garden is? Extreme heat is the most likely cause of small, bleached blooms.

Standards (rose trees) can suffer from sunburn on the trunk. I have only one standard now, but I do keep the "trunk" painted with a special paint to protect from sunburn. I use a product called Doc Farwell's Tree Paint. I use a light green.

I'll post some closeups of the blooms over the next few weeks, so you can check the form of the flower. It's a terrific rose.
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 20 SEP 07 by JoyToTheWorld
Hie Cass
Thanks a million for your reply. It is great to hear from a fellow gardener. I , however am a beginner but enjoy this tremendously.

My garden is in Zimbabwe ( Southern Africa). Actually the rose is exposed to full sun.

I am looking forward to the closeups of your roses
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 26 SEP 07 by Cass
Hello, JoyToTheWorld,
I'm taken some closeup shots of "Granny" which is sold here at The Faun. These are somewhat large images of almost 200 KB, too large for HFM.
http://www.rosefog.us/TemporaryImages/TheFaun.jpg
http://www.rosefog.us/TemporaryImages/TheFaun2.jpg

I suggest you carefully examine both the bloom and the leaves of your plant to see if they are the same.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 7 MAR 09 by Jeff Britt
Do you still have The Faun growing in your garden? If so, could you comment on the amount and frequency of the reblooming? Your picture in May looks great, and it would be wonderful if it rebloomed regularly and nearly as well as it looks on it's first bloom.
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 7 MAR 09 by Cass
Hi, Jeff. The Faun reblooms with great regularity all summer long, in the manner of polyanthas. But like every rose I have ever grown, it never produces repeat bloom with the profusion of the spring flush.
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