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'Basye's Blueberry' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 65-359
most recent 11 APR 23 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 JUN 12 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Basyes Blueberry needs full sun for quick repeat. This rose is always healthy, I don't spray, and we get week-long rain. My own-root from Burlington is 100% smooth. The leaves are pretty in my alkaline soil. The scent is intense wild rose, smells good in any weather, and better than my 15 Austins. The color really shines from a distance. It's a no work, and plenty of enjoyment rose. I hope more breeding will come out of this rose to perpetute its delightful scent. The bees love this bush.
Reply #1 of 6 posted 28 MAY 20 by plisa
Thank you, I always look for your feed back, its always spot on. I just got Basye's and getting ready to plant her. Thinking of putting her in the front, your picture helped make the decision. It looks like peonies
Reply #2 of 6 posted 28 MAY 20 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Root of Basye' is different, it's one thick & long strand of rope, rather than woody like other roses. It's drought-tolerant since the root is very deep. I gave it to a friend in CA and he loves it. I'm into cutting roses for the vase and it's harder to cut Basyes' than other roses, that's why I gave it away.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 28 MAY 20 by plisa
Thank you, StrawChicago. I am mostly looking for Rose's that provide color in the front yard with abundant blooms. I have these single petal peonies, which are much larger with yellow stamen in the middle, basye reminds me of them. I have plenty of HTs, but need some prolific bloomers, the only rose that blooms non stop is madame Anisette, followed by poseidon and savannah. So far out of the 100+ none match madame Anisette. Please let me know, if you have any that bloom well for you. I am tired of miserly bloomers. But this year I have fiund some good plants but they were recently planted red so will take time to acclimate. Black cherry, jubilee celebration, daybreaker, poets wife. Distant drums, florentina, gene boerner, lady ashe and Beverly. Hope to add Auguste renoir, Yves piaget, and more in the next year or so. Another one that looks very promising and has super bright yellow flowers is Sol Desire, not much written about it. Hmf has some trial photos. I got it as a cheap body bag, which usually takes time to strengthen. But sol desire has lush foliage and loaded with buds- mine was planted in mid april
Reply #4 of 6 posted 29 MAY 20 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I would love to know how the new plants you acquired this year doing. Thank you. I find that own-root shrubs improve with blooming as they mature, except for some wimpy hybrid-teas that got weaker through my zone 5a. It sounds like you have neutral pH clay with Savannah, Madame Anisette doing well. Savannah refused to bloom in my rock-hard clay (pH 7.7) until I moved it next to the rain-spout dumping acidic rain water. The ones that bloom non-stop for me have vigorous roots and like my heavy clay .. these also have glossy & dark green foliage (such as peonies which love my dense clay). Right now my prettiest roses which bloom easily & nice-looking shrubs are: Amber queen (very glossy), Princess Ann (light green & glossy), Orchid Romance & Evelyn & Tchaikosky (all dark-green and glossy), Poseidon (glossy leaves), Bolero & Pat Austin (glossy) Prairie Harvest (glossy light green foliage), Savannah (glossy dark green), and Twilight Zone (lighter glossy leaves), Betty White (dark & glossy leaves), Princesse Charlene De Monaco (lighter green glossy leaves). The glossier the leaves, the more they can take poor-drainage clay and won't blackspot. I have a soaking wet & poor drainage clay bed that nothing lives (all the spring bulbs rot in there), but Kordes FlowerCarpet with shiny & glossy foliage thrive in that bed for 20 years with zero diseases ... Bayes blueberry also thrived with zero blackspots in that poor-drainage bed.
Reply #5 of 6 posted 30 MAY 20 by Patricia Routley
Please have pity on anyone in the future seeking information specifically on ‘Basye’s Blueberry.‘ Both of you might like to investigate Q AND A FORUM / POSTS BY CATEGORY/ BUYING AND SELECTING etc. if you feel you need to blather on.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 11 APR 23 by AndromedaSea
Thank you for this information. I live in zone 7a, NJ, and have very thick, dense clay, with areas that drain poorly. I’m working on improving the soil, but these things take time. I was going to plant Basye’s Blueberry in a higher (dryer) spot, but it sounds like I can plant it anywhere in my yard and it will thrive. :)
Discussion id : 127-854
most recent 28 MAY 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 MAY 21 by Lesky
I am in Zone 6. My plant is 2 years old and from Antique Rose Emporium, and if it has any prickles I haven't seen or felt them. I do love the foliage and form so far. I took the chance on planting it right in the ground when I first received it and it did surprisingly well in full sun in a rather hot summer. It quickly repeated bloom and was untroubled by pests and disease. It weathered our winter very well. Although it is far from mature, it looks great again this spring and I have high hopes for another beautiful and low maintenance season.
Discussion id : 114-556
most recent 22 DEC 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 DEC 18 by Singularly Beautiful Roses
Mostly prickle free for me in GA and VERY healthy. Obtained from Mike Shoup.
Discussion id : 106-071
most recent 18 OCT 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 OCT 17 by Rob Byrnes
I could be wrong, but it seems that the percentages in the Parentage Bloodline in the Lineage section may not be correct. For example shouldn't the percentage for Rosa carolina var. alba Raf. be around 37%? Thank you.
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