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'Adam' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 111-256
most recent 6 JUN 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 JUN 18 by HubertG
Does anyone know if the original 'Adam' is available in Australia?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 5 JUN 18 by Margaret Furness
The roses for sale in Aus as Adam are the rose considered to be the true Mme Berard. Of course it could still be around in an old garden or as a name-lost rose.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 JUN 18 by HubertG
Thanks Margaret. I'll scratch that one off the list for this winter ordering. :-(
Discussion id : 98-308
most recent 1 APR 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 APR 17 by NikosR
My european sourced ex-Beales "Adam" which I have reason to speculate is the same with what Beales are selling as "Mme Berard" suffers from horrible powdery mildew affliction during spring and fall, which coincides with its main flowering periods. I have relegated it to a remote edgeof my property where I don't have to look at the sorry state of its leaves every day.. I would be interested to know if others have the same experience.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 1 APR 17 by billy teabag
When our plant was younger, it was susceptible to mildew but it has become more disease resistant with age.
One of the things I've noticed about this rose is that it tends to set hips very readily and towards the end of of a profuse flowering flush, as it starts to make hips, its disease resistance is at its lowest. If I remove the spent blooms conscientiously, it makes strong new growth and remains in good health. If I don't deadhead, it makes beautiful big hips - lots of them - begins to look a bit poorly and starts dropping leaves.
In our climate, if it defoliates in summer, it is then vulnerable to sun scorch on the stems and needs to be nursed back to health.
Despite this, I'd hate to be without "Not Adam probably Mme Berard". Its blooms are so very beautiful. Exquisitely so. It can take some shade and one of the best plants I've seen is at Ruston's Roses in Renmark, South Australia, where it grows very happily in a dense shrubbery with a cool root run and partial shade that gives some relief from the blazing summer sun.
Discussion id : 80-112
most recent 23 AUG 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 AUG 14 by CybeRose
The Garden 17: 398 (May 1, 1880)

President (sent out by Mr. W. Paul, of Waltham Cross, in 1860); growth moderate; colour, rose with salmon shade; flowers large, moderately full, much resembling Adam; Mr. Paul, the disseminator, states that this is an American variety, but I am unable to learn by whom it was originated.
Discussion id : 53-887
most recent 1 MAY 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 MAY 11 by John Hook
Roseraie de L'Hay has a rose by the name of president that isn't remotely like the adam/Mme Berard clone
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