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'Viking Queen' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 101-451
most recent 26 JUN 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 JUN 17 by Badger Rose
I planted a pair a month and a half ago from Roses Unlimited and they have produced their first blooms! I was surprised to find that these young specimens have nicely fragrant, clear pink flowers! The fragrance to me is honeysuckle. I can see why someone mentioned perfumed soap because of that clean, fresh floral character. We will see how the plant progresses through the year.
Discussion id : 64-398
most recent 20 MAY 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 MAY 12 by Organic Roses-Honeybee Garden
This is one Super-Hero rose....First photo exact date is: May 15, 2010 when it started out as a baby band. Within 6 months it reached climbing status. 2nd photo is May 4, 2012!!
Discussion id : 44-315
most recent 26 SEP 11 SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 APR 10 by a_carl76
Hardiness should be changed to at least zone 5a. Went through it's fifth winter with no winter protection and suffered no cane dieback. Really great rose to grow.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 APR 10 by HMF Admin
Thank you for your feedback and we urge others to do the same. We've updated the zone estimates as per your experience.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 26 SEP 11 by Organic Roses-Honeybee Garden
Admin, about the rebloom factor of Viking Queen... This is one prolific rose as well, a continual bloomer in my garden (blazing hot summers, cold winters, and erratic springs) and definitely not the "occasional" repeat in the original description....It is also winter hardy as a_carl76 describes....It is a superb rose when it comes to BS resistance...Shiny, mirror-like, glossy green foliage. Very nice scent (smells like perfumed soap, a perfumed talcum powder nuance as well). Extremely vigorous...Blooms always surprise. Sometimes they have an OGR look, sometimes hybrid tea, sometimes tea....

Only drawback is if you have thrips in one's locale. Being a very fragrant pale rose, Viking Queen and other highly scented pale pink roses tend to be a thrips' magnet.
Discussion id : 11-681
most recent 30 MAY 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 MAR 06 by Unregistered Guest
Ihave a ten year old "Viking Queen" climber. Does it bloom on old or new wood as I would like to prune. Also do I wait to prune after it blooms or before it blooms. I live on Long Island NY. I'm afraid to touch it I don't want to cut off the branches that the roses will bloom on.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 27 MAR 06 by Wendy C

I'm not familar with this particular variety. In looking at the parentage, I think it is safe to say it will bloom on new growth.

I wait to prune in the Spring until new growth begins to appear. This way (especially with climbers) you know where it intends to grow and can guide it in a direction better suited to what you need. Dead heading any repeat blooming rose after it blooms will prompt new blooms and can speed the repeat.

Best of luck

Reply #2 of 2 posted 30 MAY 09 by Unregistered Guest
my viking's canes are very horizontally trained and i have laterals all the way from the bottom of the plant to the top which is eight feet high. train the canes
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