Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old 16-05-2003, 03:44 PM
Susan H. Simko
 
Posts: n/a
Default Double Delight

My bare root from J&P has begun to bloom. Absolutely incredible rose
with an amazing fragrance. Only drawback I've seen so far is that the
blooms don't last very long when cut. This won't be a concern to me
next year when both of my DDs hopefully hit full stride. I just want
the blooms to last a little longer when they are still few and far
between. *smile*

I'm almost finished with the website reconstruction. Hopefully, I'll
get the rose section finished over the weekend. Once that's done, I'll
post the URL so you can see this beautiful rose.

Susan
shsimko at duke dot edu


  #2   Report Post  
Old 16-05-2003, 10:08 PM
torgo
 
Posts: n/a
Default Double Delight

Mine's now putting out buds for it's second flush of blooms. I
transplanted it after the first wave, so it needed a little extra time
before it "reloaded".

I've seen some big differences between pictures of DD. At first, mine
tends to be white (not yellowed) in the center with a small red ring
around the outside. As it ages, the red spreads toward the center,
bleeding into the white.

(Shiva - if you get a chance to see this one first (rather than mail
ordering) and make sure that particular plant's blooms don't turn too
pinkish in the later stages, DD will give you incentive to finally
kick Mr. Lincoln out of the bed. The fragrance is superb, and the
bush is more vigorous in form than Mr. L. I'm also testing out a
Black Baccara. I know nothing at all about it, but I think it's
supposed to be a dark red, sort of like Oklahoma. We'll see. If it
ends up suitable for a fragrant red bed, I'll let you know.)


On Fri, 16 May 2003 09:40:02 -0400, "Susan H. Simko"
wrote:

My bare root from J&P has begun to bloom. Absolutely incredible rose
with an amazing fragrance. Only drawback I've seen so far is that the
blooms don't last very long when cut. This won't be a concern to me
next year when both of my DDs hopefully hit full stride. I just want
the blooms to last a little longer when they are still few and far
between. *smile*

I'm almost finished with the website reconstruction. Hopefully, I'll
get the rose section finished over the weekend. Once that's done, I'll
post the URL so you can see this beautiful rose.

Susan
shsimko at duke dot edu


  #3   Report Post  
Old 18-05-2003, 05:44 AM
Daniel Hanna
 
Posts: n/a
Default Double Delight

In torgo wrote:
I've seen some big differences between pictures of DD. At first, mine
tends to be white (not yellowed) in the center with a small red ring
around the outside. As it ages, the red spreads toward the center,
bleeding into the white.


You can freeze the spread by picking the blooms. I think DD is better
as a cut bloom (and to answer Susan, it lasts very well when the bush is
established). I have one bush in my 'picking' garden but none in the
display bed.

My average cut bloom is white white a lovely pink-red fringe to the
outer petals. And the scent is so strong, it still manages to surprise
me each time I smell it.
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fragrant reds (was Pics (including Double Delight)) Daniel Hanna Roses 0 21-05-2003 11:20 PM
Pics (including Double Delight) Susan H. Simko Roses 8 21-05-2003 07:44 PM
Double Delight and Miniatures Susan H. Simko Roses 5 17-04-2003 03:44 AM
Poor Double Delight Roses 0 17-04-2003 12:56 AM
Double Delight (was Granada) Daniel Hanna Roses 1 28-02-2003 04:03 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2021 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Gardening"

 

Copyright © 2017