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most recent 24 SEP HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 SEP by Smtysm
An additional reference for Alister Clark's Milkmaid: a three-page article in the Heritage Roses In Australia Journal.
Magazine (2013) Pages 31-33. Vol 35, No. 3. Includes photos.
Descriptions of the specimens at the Alister Clark garden in Bulla, and at the Victoria State Rose Garden
Reply #1 of 1 posted 24 SEP by Patricia Routley
Thank you Smtysm. A reference to the article added.
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Initial post 15 AUG 22 by Smtysm
The description says it's prone to mildew. Has anyone seen any, or is this a case of one bad review lingering forever without general validity?
I don't remember seeing any.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 15 AUG 22 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
It never mildwed for me. Most will if prone in this climate.
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Initial post 15 NOV 16 by thebig-bear
Adélaide d'Orléans is one of my absolute favourite roses. Why? Simple - it seems to thrive on neglect and rewards any pampering, doesn't care if it rains (which in the UK does matter alot!), is pretty disease resistant, and the evergreen or near evergreen foliage is attractive. The flowering is profuse and astoundingly beautiful, it is vigorous (mine has scaled 12 feet up a tree and covered it in 18 months with ease), easy to train, and the scent (to me) is medium strong, refind and delicious. What more could I ask? It really should be in every single garden.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 15 NOV 16 by Jay-Jay
Thank You for this recommendation!
Reply #2 of 2 posted 15 AUG 22 by Smtysm
I couldn't agree more. It's my fave of all time.
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Initial post 15 NOV 13 by Smtysm
Honorine de Brabant has very light, bright green foliage; Granny Smith green, paler than grass, tending toward the lime/yellow end of the spectrum. I don't find the hues of the blooms harmonious with the hues of the foliage. Nor does the foliage suit the garden bed in which it's currently residing, which contains darker and bluish greens predominantly. The blooms nestle in amongst the foliage on quite short [4inches/11cm] stems, so you can't really ignore the presence of the foliage.
The plant is highly vigorous and is 7 ft tall and 5 broad at 1 year of age, and reasonably dense. The stems are straight or gently curved, and flexible, staying green for a long time.
Lamarque is another with this light green foliage, and it's in the perfect spot to harmonise with a Eureka lemon that is growing next to its fence. Inspiration eludes me as to where best to place Honorine de Brabant to best effect.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 APR 22 by Gdisaz10
it tends to lose a lot of buds with heavy rains
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