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Tell me about Ulrich Brunner- pretty please?

posted by: twinkletoad on 04.26.2013 at 08:39 am in Antique Roses Forum

I bought Ulrich Brunner on a whim in my crazy obsessive rose buying mode. I know nothing about this rose other than it is beautiful in photos. Helpmefind has some info in their References tab, but I'd like to hear from YOU. Can anyone tell me a little more?


clipped on: 04.27.2013 at 08:02 am    last updated on: 04.28.2013 at 08:00 am

Belle Portugaise - is there a repeat bloomer that looks like her?

posted by: twinkletoad on 04.23.2013 at 11:43 am in Antique Roses Forum

From my understanding Belle Portugaise is mainly a once bloomer. Is there another rose that looks like her but has a repeat bloom habit? When I saw photos of this rose, I felt weak in the knees!! Absolutely ethereal!


clipped on: 04.28.2013 at 07:59 am    last updated on: 04.28.2013 at 07:59 am

Westerland or Royal Sunset better for zone 7B?

posted by: twinkletoad on 04.22.2013 at 09:49 am in Roses Forum

Hi all,
I'd like to add a climbing rose to the front of my brick house near the front stoop. I'm partial to apricot/peach/corals, but I would consider white or pink. My front door is painted a bright coral with orange undertones.
The two I have in mind are WESTERLAND and ROYAL SUNSET- and I'm leaning towards Royal Sunset. It would be on an East facing wall surrounded by gardenias and azaleas. This spot would get some shade, but at least half a day of sun.
Can anyone in my area tell me if one of these might work better than the other? It's important to me for this rose to be a fast grower, good rebloom throughout the summer and have a strong fragrance. Any recommendation is welcome. Thanks so much!


clipped on: 04.28.2013 at 07:59 am    last updated on: 04.28.2013 at 07:59 am

Can't find Cl. Columbia or Columbia Climber

posted by: twinkletoad on 04.24.2013 at 01:00 pm in Antique Roses Forum

Does anyone know where I could purchase this beauty? Helpmefind does not list a US resource, but it is listed as a climbing hybrid tea "discovered by Victor Lens (Belgium, 1929)."

Thanks in advance for any info!


clipped on: 04.28.2013 at 07:57 am    last updated on: 04.28.2013 at 07:57 am

true blue colored clematis

posted by: nhbabs on 04.12.2007 at 09:24 am in Clematis Forum

I'm looking for clematis that are a true blue color. I am finding that every photograph and every website shows a slightly different shade, and the descriptions vary as well - what one website or book might call sky blue, another site will call lavendar-blue. I realize that blues are notoriously difficult to photograph accurately, and that clematis flowers do vary some, depending on where they are being grown and where in the bloom cycle they are. However, I'd like suggestions based on your personal experience with clematis that look to you to be a real blue, without lavendar. Whether they are light or dark blue doesn't matter to me, and I'm not fussy about flower form with the one exception that I'm not fond of the flowers with huge pompom-like centers such as C. florida sieboldii, crystal fountain, or blue light.



what is the white flowered plant in monique's photos?
clipped on: 04.15.2013 at 12:37 pm    last updated on: 04.15.2013 at 12:37 pm