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'A Whiter Shade of Pale' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 133-986
most recent 3 AUG HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 AUG by Hamanasu
Would anyone growing this rose care to describe its scent? Is it citrusy, fruity/peachy, quintessentially rose, licorice-like, tea-like, or something else? If you could compare it to other well-scented roses you grow, that would help. Thanks.
Discussion id : 123-106
most recent 2 MAR 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 AUG 20 by Poppyfield
This has been my first season with this rose and it has become a firm favourite. It has been continually in bud or bloom and has a wonderful fragrance. I have cut some for the house during the summer and they have lasted very well. Foliage has been incredibly disease resistant with no signs of black spot, which occurs frequently in my climate in the very southwest of England. I truly hope this continues next season.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 26 FEB 21 by peterdewolf
can you tel me what height and spread your rose gained, and would it be suitable for a container, thanks for the review
Reply #2 of 4 posted 1 MAR 21 by Poppyfield
Hi Peter. I haven't had this one a full year yet but before pruning I would say it was close to 3ft and around 1.5 - 2ft spread at the top. I have this one in the ground but the majority of my roses are in pots so I can't see why not for this one. I plan to repot most of mine after 2-3 years depending on how they are doing. It seems to have quite an upright habit so far.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 2 MAR 21 by peterdewolf
Thanks Poppyfield, no harm I suppose in trying it for it's first year in a decent big pot then, I'll give it a go.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 2 MAR 21 by Poppyfield
You're welcome Peter. I'm sure it will do well for you.
Discussion id : 49-278
most recent 2 MAR 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 OCT 10 by RobC
I would recommend this variety to anyone wanting to grow "Margaret Merrill". It has similar blush-pink flowers but has much improved disease resistance. Like MM it is a quite floribuna-ish in habit as it produces its beautiful medium-sized flowers both singly but sometimes in large clusters of up to 15 blooms. It aslo has similar nice dark foliage which gives a good background to the whiteish blooms.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 31 OCT 10 by HMF Admin
Thank you for sharing your experience with these plants - we need more members to do the same !
Reply #2 of 2 posted 2 MAR 21 by peterdewolf
Oh that's whetted my anticipation, thanks for posting, got one ready to plant, looking forward to seeing and smelling what it does
Discussion id : 95-363
most recent 14 OCT 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 OCT 16 by Claus Elvers 1965
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 OCT 16 by HMF Admin
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