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most recent 3 MAR SHOW ALL
Initial post 1 NOV 19 by Planetrj (zone 11b/H2 pH 5.8)
I've posted about this release in my journal for anyone who would be interested. :)
Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 MAR by johnm99
Would be happy to view your journal.
most recent 21 OCT HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 OCT by johnm99
This is a very pleasing rose for me, with lovely looking blooms, reasonable repeat, an extremely attractive shade of pink, and above all, a great fragrance. Not all that bad for BS and mildew compared to my other H Perpetuals, good vigorous growth. Very glad I have it.
most recent 21 OCT HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 OCT by johnm99
Two listings for the same rose
Not sure how your filing system works..... just the word "The" differing in the name, same rose.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 20 OCT by HMF Admin
Yes, HMF provides for recording multiple names for the same rose. Often a rose is known by different names around the world or even slight variations locally. Identifying which variant is the "official" or "correct" name can be problematic so HMF provides this cross referencing feature.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 20 OCT by johnm99
Thank you for that - I do see that the numbers are similar, with an additional .1
Not to mention many roses that are different have the same names, and of course some roses have a bunch of different names in different countries!
I don't envy you your job, but you should know how much this website is appreciated!
Reply #3 of 3 posted 21 OCT by HMF Admin
Thank you John,

Yes, it can get complicated at times. Different roses with the same name are listed with the class, breeder and year bred suffix (as much as is known) to distinguish them.

Our job is to (initially) build this globally accessible, mutable resource and its continued maintenance and enhancement.

Your job, the rose/peony/clematis community, has always been to share your knowledge/expertise and experience with the HMF community, be that at a plant, personal garden or public garden/nursery/organization level.
most recent 19 OCT SHOW ALL
Initial post 31 AUG 20 by johnm99
I am about to move and start a new garden, leaving behind about 200 roses. Of all of the modern roses I have in the garden, this is probably the standout, or in the top 3. Beautiful blooms, doesn't ball up in humdity / rain, super glossy health foliage, repeats really well, and absolutely gorgeous blooms. Fragrance is so hard to rate, but this would be 9/10. One of Harkness' best roses I have ever grown. (and, I can't leave this one behind - digging it up!)
Reply #1 of 3 posted 18 OCT by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
What are your top 3 roses besides Chandos Beauty? Thank you.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 18 OCT by johnm99
Two years later, I still agree with my earlier comments - fabulous rose, and grew well from cuttings.

SO hard to pick just two more, but for modern roses, would have to include Stephen's Big Purple - really reliable bush, lots and lots of very fragrant gorgeous blooms, no trouble to look after, no disease to speak of, vigorous to about 6 ft.

There are also a whole bunch of relatively recent floribundas that are very reliable, in various shades of yellow-orange-peach - they just keep blooming nonstop - but of the floribundas I would have to pick Julia Child. There is a reason why it is so popular, and has been used so much in breeding programmes. Outstanding variety.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 19 OCT by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Agree with you on Big Purple, it lived for 8 years in my zone 5a garden and very little blackspots (in late fall) on it. The color is a must for purple roses.
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