Claire Rose

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Claire Rose

Postby daffy » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:06 pm

David Austins Claire Rose , gone nuts I had to stake it!!! But the colour, form and longevity of bloom is outstanding :D

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Postby The Estate » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:21 pm

Ooh that's a noice rose :shock: :-? wonder if I have room :shock: :roll:
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Postby Spider Lily » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:52 pm

Yes it is beautiful Daffy :D . The colour is just so soft. Can you tell us a bit about it? How large, fragrance etc?
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Postby Comeilotei » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:21 pm

Very pretty close-ups Daffy!

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Postby daffy » Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:49 am

My Bush Size in 2nd season is over a a metre in height
Multiple budded stems
Bloom colour pale pink fading to off white
Bloom size 10cm diameter
Blooms are tight, open to cup (as shown), then to full quartered, then flat to slight reflex and stay that way for ages. Because the petals are sooo tight it all just hangs together so much better then the looser petaled varieties.

Fragrance sweet but not strong.

Does brown on the edges under rain or humidity.

I bought it because I have a daughter called Claire!!! (also another daughter called Jessica, thus the other rose purchase)
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:00 pm

The Estate wrote:Ooh that's a noice rose :shock: :-? wonder if I have room :shock: :roll:

Of course you have,go for it,what the heck buy half a dozen just for
good measure. :) :) :) 8) 8) 8)
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Postby The Estate » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:17 pm

Shotgun Paul. wrote:
The Estate wrote:Ooh that's a noice rose :shock: :-? wonder if I have room :shock: :roll:

Of course you have,go for it,what the heck buy half a dozen just for
good measure. :) :) :) 8) 8) 8)


I wish :cry:
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Postby Comeilotei » Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:43 pm

I bought it because I have a daughter called Claire!!! (also another daughter called Jessica, thus the other rose purchase)


Now that's a reason to buy roses! Hey SL, wanna consider getting this one???

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Postby Sam » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:54 am

We've got that one - it is beautiful. Had to get it - our eldest's name is Clare Rose.

That's why we ended up with a Sophy's rose, too. Wish these growers would spell my kids' names right!
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Postby Pokie » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:43 pm

That is a very nice rose! David Austin's are my favourite rose! :D
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Postby ashke » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:25 am

My Clare rose is so different...much paler

wonder if different soils, fertilisers, etc make any difference to colour in some light roses?

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Postby daffy » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:07 am

Hi ashke
That looks more like my Glamis Castle, especially the loose cupped bud.
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Postby Sam » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:27 am

wonder if different soils, fertilisers, etc make any difference to colour in some light roses?


We moved a few roses some time back - when we did we had done pH tests etc and balanced the soil prior to the move.

We found when the roses flowered again they were back to the 'original' colours and healthier to boot.
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Postby ashke » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:41 pm

definitely a Claire Rose..bought froma reputable rose nursery so they shouldn't have had their labels mixed up

funny thing though...I do recall it being a bit more pinker than this season's...maybe I will do that pH test and see what happens
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Postby Comeilotei » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:46 pm

Roses do that from time to time. At one stage my Zepheryne Drouhin bloomed in a much paler pink than what it should be, but soon corrected itself. I have no explanation for this.

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