Kordes Fairy Tale Rose--Pomponella

odyssey3(7 noVA)June 15, 2007

Anyone grow this one? The pictures of it are quite beautiful. Any comments on fragrance? Also, is it for sale anywhere in the US right now?

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diane_nj 6b/7a

Palatine Roses has it bareroot, grafted on multiflora rootstock, but they are not shipping at this time.

Here is a link that might be useful: Palatine Roses

    Bookmark   June 15, 2007 at 5:11PM
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mysteryrose(z5)

I grow this rose, my favorite of all the roses I bought this year! It's as pretty as its picture--sort of a smaller, more floriferous Raubritter. I detect only a slight scent if any.
But (so far) it has that Kordes disease resistance. I bought it from Palatine Roses(Canada), who sent beautiful plants. Go for it.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2007 at 2:46PM
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Patty W. zone 5a Illinois

I have this rose also from Palatine Roses. Foliage is desease free so far. Flowers are small but there are lots of them and they a longgg time. I really like the pompom shaped flowers and plant.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2007 at 4:59PM
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mike_rivers(z5 MI)

I plan to give this rose a try next year in any case, but the small flowers (HMF says 1 1/2 inches in diameter) have me nervous. When I want flowers that small, I'm perfectly content with the polyanthas I have now. When Pomponella's blossoms are fully open, how large are they?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2007 at 9:37PM
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mary1nys(z5 NY)

Mine are about 2 inches when fully open. I wish they were a bit larger but I am pretty happy with it overall. What I really like is the long bloom time and the healthy foliage.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2007 at 11:19AM
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mike_rivers(z5 MI)

That's a beautiful picture, Mary; thanks. The general size, shape and color of the blossom reminds me of the Harkness rose, Queen's London Child, now blooming in my garden.

Here is a link that might be useful: Queen's London Child at Heirloom

    Bookmark   July 14, 2007 at 1:05PM
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kristi1855

This rose is featured in the current issue of the American Rose Society magazine. It is written by Sean McCann who lives in Ireland. The picture showed it as being a fuschia color. Has anyone seen it in this color?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 12:59AM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Mary1nys, I am sorry to rain on your parade, but the picture of your rose is NOT of Kordes' Pomponella.
Pomponella has distinctive round blooms, that never open like yours, also their color is much deeper pink.
The rose is extremely vigorous (I grow three of them), have extra-sturdy canes, blooms last indefinitely on the bush.
I have a very poor picture if it, taken last fall.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 7:42PM
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mary1nys(z5 NY)

Wow..I did notice in American Rose that the photo they had of Pomponella didnt look like mine! I got that from Palatine this past Spring. It looks like they are no longer carrying it. I'll send them the photo to see what they think it might be!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 8:13PM
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ceterum

I was thinking of ordering this rose but I was afraid that it wouldn't open in my very humid coastal climate. I know that you Marina live in hot and humid area but I wonder if the distance makes this rose a winner for you or would it also open in coastal region as well.
What do you mean by vigorous - how big is yours? Are the blooms fragrant?

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 1:48PM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Ceterum, last year was really hot and dry, nevertheless, I am still pretty sure that Pomponella does not have problem with balling.
I have noticed no side effects of rain and dew.
The blooms do not have any fragrance (HMF says 'mild'.. maybe but not to my nose).
My roses were planted in March last year (huge bareroots from Palatine, to begin with), at the end of season they have grown lots of new canes, and the bushes were about 5' x 5'. Also, I would like to mention that canes are very strong and sturdy.
The blooms are pretty, but I find them a little bit small compared to the complexion of the bush... or, maybe I should prune my bushes more after the bloom cycle.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 3:10PM
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RosariumRob

I bought Pomponella last year. Last summer was cold and wet and Pomponella balled big time. It also got BS, not bad, but my other ADR roses are almost always spotless, so.... And I really don't like the colour. I'll see for another year, but think I'll give it away next year.

Rob

    Bookmark   March 2, 2008 at 5:05PM
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mary1nys(z5 NY)

According to Palatime my photo above is Sister's Fairy Tale! Another Kordes Fairy Tale rose.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2008 at 5:17PM
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