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Roses and Clematis Blooming

17 Jun 2009
Overcast 19°C / 66°F

Last year the healthiest rose in my garden was a Kordes rose, bred in Germany. They are known for producing disease resistant, hardy roses. I was so pleased with it that I am currently replacing my other underwhelming roses with only these. The first one to bloom this year was Orange Flower Circus. I love the color.

The David Austin James Galway rose was on the short list to possibly be replaced but it is putting out a lot of blooms this year and looks pretty healthy so it’s going to stay.

All of the clematis are doing well so far. These really do take several years to actually get some good climbing action. I’m hoping Venosa Violacea continues to bloom because I’m letting it grow through the climbing Viking Queen rose and I’d like to see blooms at the same time.






Folia Helper

United States8

Orange Flower Circus is a gorgeous color! Does it have fragrance?

Posted on 17 Jun 09 (about 10 years ago)

I reckon at least 3 years for clematis to establish themselves, the first year after planting they just seem to sit there doing nothing much, the next year they are moderately active and the third year they usually take off and after that go great guns. It’s probably the same for shrubs. I notice that most plants seem to have very floriforus years and years when they don’t seem quite up to standard, I assume it has something to do with the weather or their general state of health when they go into dormancy.

Posted on 17 Jun 09 (about 10 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States5b

@mmerose: This rose has only a slight fragrance, I had to get very close to smell it. Oh well, no rose is going to have everything :)
@rainy: Thanks for the voice of experience. Now it makes sense as to why I can love something one year and be frustrated with it the next.

Posted on 18 Jun 09 (about 10 years ago)

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