Does anyone grow Moser Pink Stripe? If so, could you please provide your experiences regarding the growing habits and preferences for this beauty?
It isn't a very vigorous plant own root, Lynn. Jannorcal shared it with me a few years ago from the Sacramento Cemetery. I have it in partial sun out back where it regularly mildews (as opposed to frying in the hotter sun). It's more dramatically striped than the commercial "Rainbow" I'd grown previously, but about as wimpy a grower. The foliage is fairly sparse with long stretches of bare cane between the leaves. Like Rainbow, the hotter the weather, the less dramatic the striping. In cooler weather with bright sun, it can be striking. One of these days, I will find time to bud the danged thing in hopes of creating a better specimen of it. I keep it because it is the most dramatically striped Tea I've encountered yet. I keep hoping it will eventually come into its own, but I'm not holding my breath. Kim
Hmmmm . . ..
Now, MY experience is different -- which demonstrates the importance of microclimate.
I also grew a named 'Rainbow' long ago, and it was, indeed, a miserable wimp of a plant.
"Moser House Pink Stripe," while it is still in a 7-G pot, has begun to grow tall. For a rose in a pot, it is looking very healthy, and it blooms reasonably well -- better than average, for a Tea Rose at that stage of the game.
There's a clue in Kim's mention that it stripes more dramatically in cooler weather. MY weather is almost always markedly cooler than his. Maybe -- "Moser House Pink Stripe" LIKES my conditions!
And, for whatever reasons, it doesn't mildew for me. Or mildews rarely, and minimally. So, there you are.
I need to stop looking at all the varieties out there
Makes sense, Jeri. Seven gallon pot of richer soil with warmer roots versus "coarse corn meal and talc" soil with more extremes in cold and heat and much more intense sun (virtually no "fog days"), yeilding more water stress which can be a leading cause of mildew. "Tall", yes, wide, dense, thick, "husky" and well foliated....not by a long shot. In comparison, your climate is more green house like than mine. Teas and their ilk adore those conditions. While they can be really good here, they usually won't be AS good as they should be for you on your hill. Kim
:) Doesn't seem like there is a good chance that Moser Pink Stripe will like my gardening conditions at all. While I will push the boundaries a little, I do not want to waste time/energy and money on roses that will clearly be a long-shot in my garden.
I have been searching for a striped rose and really like the look of this one; the softness. I have looked at so many striped roses, but the colors I believe are too deep or the wrong colors. I wanted something with a lot of pink that would remain on the small to medium size.
Thank you for your input:)
Good, Lynn -- because that's what we're doing here.
Figure -- if a rose is troublesome for Kim -- but better for me, near the coast -- it's NOT what you need.
You don't want to know how many roses we planted, and removed over the years it took us to realize that we were not going to succeed unless we planted things that "liked" our conditions.
And it's not like no one told us. We were just STUBBORN. So I'd like to help others avoid that pesky learning curve.
And you all are greatly appreciated:) I believe it is people like you both and many that make this forum so special.
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Moser Pink Stripe is fantastic in the Sacramento cemetery so intense valley heat is not problem for it. We have another plant of what we've IDd as Rainbow that came from Oneto Ranch, not far from the Moser House, and it's about half as vigorous. I believe that they have to be the same plant and came from the same source, whether commercial or pass-along, but the two plants are placed side by side and perform differently. Both roses stripe regardless of weather. The only criticism could be long internodes, which means that it is not densely foliated, and rather gawky sprawling growth. I think if I had it in my home garden and pruned it more deliberately it would be a more shapely plant but in the cemetery, the care is hit or miss - which lets us see how the plants do left to their own devices, but is not always indicative of how they'd look at home. I can't draw any conclusions from Kim or Jeri's experiences, but in Sacramento, "Moser House Striped" is a winner.
We get cycles of triple-digit heat in the summer, cooler nights (usually) and some freeze in the winter, by the way.
Than you for your input. July is brutal here...and relentless. During August, while many days are still in the triple digits, it at least cools down to the high 70's, low 80's, so similar to Sacramento.
Roses can be somewhat unpredictable due to garden/climate variances.
While I was on the fence with this one, Unfortunately, this rose is barely sold here, very likely won't be a available, and the growth habit and foliage is cause for concern.
Anita, I agree completely Moser Striped is tremendously better than any commercial Rainbow. That's what attracted me to it in the first place. I'm sure my mildew problems with it are due to virtually no rain compared to Sacramento; virtually no ground water on this 1000' elevation ridge compared to what you have in Sacramento; virtually no organic material in this soil compared to what your great trees in the cemetery have shed on the ground over the past century. You do get much more of a "winter" than we do. We've all here seen how much better most plants, particularly roses, perform after a more pronounced "winter" season. 70 to 80 degree, sunny, dry "winter" does not result in happy gardens! Kim
Ever consider Mme. Driout? I had her a long time ago in a more humid climate. Big flowers, interesting speckling & stripes. It was vigorous--I'd like to try her again in this new climate.
Now -- Driout DID mildew here.
It did in Newhall, too. The flowers crisped so quickly there we used to call it "Madame Dry Out". It could be pretty...when it was pretty, though. But, I've always been a sucker for stripes. Kim
Oh, I'm a sucker for stripes, too -- but I want a healthy plant.
YOU are just TOO picky! LOL! Kim
Yeah -- Picky me. :-)
No mildew issues here but if the flowers became crispy for roseseek, they do not stand a chance here.
shot down again :(
okay, how 'bout Careless Love? She was pretty, too. And a Radiance child! Everyone loves Radiance--right? right?
Careless Love was the first striped HT sport I collected way back when (1983). I loved it then, I love it now. My Mrs. Charles Bell I use for breeding was supposed to be Careless Love, but it sported/mutated, which it frequently does. If the Radiance clan does well in your area, by all means grow Careless Love. Watch for Mrs. Bell's flowers as it can quickly become all shell pink instead of serendipitously striped cerise and silver. For its type (striped HT sports) it's one of the best. Kim
^ I just ordered Careless Love because I too adore the stripey flowers. I've had Rainbow for a year and it has yet to come out of its gallon pot. I'll be planting it this next spring, so we'll see I guess.
I love Careless Love.
My first adult rose garden was one I inherited, when I bought my first home, in 1970. My grandmother came over, and ID'd the roses -- but could not name the striped one. I called it my "Tudor Rose" (red and white). It was Careless Love, tho.
That was a weak plant, and so was the one I had, a few years back. My third try reverted to pink.
I'd love to find a vigorous one.
bluegirl, what a pretty rose. Thank you for the suggestion. When I checked on HMF, it is grown in Southwest Idaho, which can become pretty hot and dry during the summer. It is also regarded to be heat tolerant by some; which is a characteristic I look for. It is a hybrid tea... that will be surrounded by OGR's. There will be a couple varieties of floribundas in the areas, but I do not have to be concerned about the leggy growth with those varieties. It is pretty, and definitely worth further investigation.
Lynn, the Radiance family may be HTs, but they are old ones & have old fashioned form of cupped, shell-like flowers that fit right in with OGRs. They all have good fragrance, too. Maybe they'll fit in with your plans.
Second Kim's recommendation of the Radiance clan -- These are not HTs as we know them today.
The early HTs -- say, "Pre-"Peace'" were very different from today's tall, leggy, "bare-bottomed" stiffly-upright, Hybrid Tea Roses. Some of the earliest of them aren't much different in habit or bloom from many of the Tea Roses.
Check out Mme. Caroline Testout -- or the lovely Lady Mary Fiztwilliam, and all of the Radiance roses.
Yes, they can be a very mixed lot. Some are weak, wimpy and never really generate decent, full plants under them. Others do grow very much like decent Teas, with maturity. Still others are very much HP like in growth. Much of the stiffly upright, bare bottomed growth some take offense to, arose with Peace, but there were some prior to it. The difference is, after Peace, the foliage changed dramatically, sometimes for the better. Kim
Learned something new today:) I have never heard of the Radiance clan, and unfortunately, none of the photos on HMF show an image of the entire mature bush, so being classified as a H.T., I incorrectly assumed that leggy growth would be a characteristic for this rose. I am going to conduct a google search for better images. It is not the run of the mill looking rose.
Here is a plant of 'Red Radiance' at a historic ranch house in Ventura Co., CA. Because of a curious set of circumstances, this property was unchanged for a half-century.
Even after it was opened again, parts of the gardens remained untouched for many years, including this immense plant of 'Red Radiance.' I am five ft. tall. This plant is at least twice that.
When I last saw it, the "Ragged Robin" rootstock was gaining fast, but at the stage you see it here, it was still more than half 'Red Radiance.' A glorious, glorious thing.
Here is a bloom on the old 'Red Radiance.'
Thanks for posting the Camulos Red Radiance, Jeri. I was thinking of this exact plant from Lynn's post. Might you also have the shot of us all standing nearly inside that thing so they can get an idea of the immensity of both Red Radiance and Gloire des Rosomanes in these parts? Thanks. Kim
Kim, I will look for that image. It's possible that I have it stored on a CD or DVD.
Great minds . . . :-)
It is beautiful, but I am afraid it is way too large, I would not be able to enter my backyard. Blue girl had suggested careless love to replace moser's stripe. Would it be in the same size range?
Lynn, you can't base anything you might expect from that photo. First, that plant was grafted on Gloire des Rosomanes. Anything you can find today is own root. Second, that plant has grown in a prime citrus area with none of the temperature severity you will subject it too. Yes, it gets hot in Piru, and they do get some chill, but Vegas is tremendously more extreme in all variables than where this plant is. That area is also deep, rich alluvial soil with traditionally good ground water. Yours isn't. They have a century old, nearly half acre spread California Black Walnut, too. Is there any plant like that near you?
Third, that plant has grown unchecked for at least half a century, no kidding. Easily half of that mass is root stock. No one prunes it, nor cuts out the 'suckers'. Unless you plan on leaving it alone for fifty-plus years and protect it from the extremes, yours should be tremdendously smaller! I grew Radiance on Huey from Week's in Newhall for years. It was usually four by four feet. Red Radiance was budded by Greenmantle on multiflora and an own root plant I grew under the name "Al's Red" (story on HMF on the Red Radiance page). The budded one was usually about the size of Radiance while Al's Red was not quite as large. Careless Love was own root and often had a few shoots nearly four feet tall by about three feet wide.
Rule it out for any reason you wish, but that photo doesn't accurately reflect what you should expect. Kim
Note descriptive text. This is a rose that was not cared for, and not pruned for a good 50 years.
Most roses, in Southern California's mild climate, if given water, and not pruned, will get to be very, very large. This is a good example of that.
So, if you were to plant a vigorous budded plant of Red Radiance, and made sure that it had water, but did not prune it, you might see something like this for your 100th Birthday.
That. Is. Just....Astonishing!
Radiance is such a pretty rose & so nicely fragrant it is one that I'd like to have in at least 3 sports--regular, red & Careless Love. Haven't had Mrs. Charles Bell. I got Radiance last year from Burling & it's been a pleasure to watch it bloom again.
Both Radiance & Red Radiance that I had as own-roots from Chamblees back in sultry zone coastal 9 were healthy plants (no-spray) & bloomed well, even in the heat.
Lynn, the Vintage rose catalog is a very useful resource, even though Vintage is closing. It's a nice 8.5 x 11" fat book with information on rose classes, history, the provenance of a lot of roses out there, a bit on famous rose clans, growth habits (that's slanted to the possible huge sizes roses can reach in the blessed fields of CA)--anyway, it's a great compact guide for $15. Yeah, you can find the info scattered around elsewhere but it's a really fine one-book reference--&won't be available much longer.
Bluegirl, I think I will purchase it as I even find their website extremely informative.
Jerijen, I was thinking the opposite, that without feedings and care the rose would not reach its potential and this one possibly had not. Instead that one grew like crazy and was not restricted at all by a lack of care. Climates, soils, roses, etc. are so different.
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I wish this thread had appeared before I bought Rainbow. Does anyone grow it in a location where it's not wimpy? I have to say, it's bloomed a lot for a small plant in a pot.
floridarosez9, which rose, Moser's Stripe or Careless Love? I haven't been able to find Moser's Stripe. Careless Love is supposed to be available at RVR and of course Vintage:(
I would have likely purchased Moser's Striped Rose had I found it. While summers here are brutal, the weather during the rest of the year is quite beautiful ( sunny, amazingly clear blue skies year round, not a lot of pollution; except for occasional dust, but construction and other measures are taking care of that). I would have looked forward to those blooms in March, April, Early May, late September - early December if it could have survived July and my soil conditions.
Good luck :)
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Kim -- I bet it can. It's certainly happy HERE. Might not be spectacular in your summer, but the winters! AH! The winter bloom.
And it's a rose that is lovely from every direction, I think.
Understood, Jeri, and I'm enduring its issues BECAUSE it is one I WANT. Eventually, either it will mature past them or I will discover what's necessary to force it to perform acceptably. But, it isn't in any danger of being shovel pruned, at least, not yet. Had it not impressed me so greatly when I saw it at the Cemetery Celebration, I wouldn't put up with it, it's that unimpressive much of the year in this dirt and climate. But, if THIS one is that miffy, how terrible could Rainbow be here? The mind wobbles! Kim
Your'e killing me with those beautiful photos! :)
Lynn, take a deep breath... Remember those are taken at a very low elevation just a couple of miles from the Pacific Ocean. How frequently will you experience temps in the mid seventies with a bit of humidity? You MIGHT enjoy blooms like that if you could provide very diffused sun to protect those thin, fragile petals against your laser beam sun. Kim
Temps in or near the sixties, Seventies, low 80's we get; that is the majority of our year, the temperatures are very mild here except for the summer months. It is our trade off, great weather for most of the year in exchange for our summers. Humidity on the other hand; when it rarely rains is about as close as we get to that. The dryness causes regular watering of plants in differing degrees year round.
Lynn, I agree with Kim -- It would likely be dreck in your summers, but it might like your winters and early springs.
For that matter, we are having a deleriously cool summer. We haven't had summer weather like this for several years, and at that, they say it's gonna heat up by mid-week.
jerijen, it is likely that during July, maybe even late June, that beautiful rose would burn to a crisp and never recover:(
But, my search continues. I will find that beautiful pink striped rose.
Lynn, I honestly think you would love Careless Love. J. Horace McFarland wrote the Radiance was a "world rose" because "anywhere a man can comfortably live, it will grow to perfection." Perhaps a bit enthusiastic, but Radiance and its sports are wonderful plants with beautiful, fragrant flowers. Kim
Kim -- I would love to find a BUDDED Careless Love.
Wouldn't that be a hoot? This is exactly why I urge people to learn to do it themselves. It is NOT that hard. It just takes practice. Once you can do it, there are few limitations to what you can do and how you can customize the plants to your conditions. It is a pain in the neck doing it for others, though. Too many things can too easily go wrong before delivering them to the recipients. If you do it for yourself and something fails, you just do it again and get the final results when they are ready. For others, there is always the pressure to get them done and the promise discharged. Add that you really should bud several of something which sports easily so you hedge your bets to get one which is actually striped, and you can imagine the room needed to actually produce any quantities. Kim
I am showing my naivety/lack of propagation knowledge???; what is a budded rose?
Careless Love is on the list for my next order:)
Again, thank you all for assisting me. You are appreciated.
Lynn, any chance you will be in Ventura in November?
The Ventura Rose society is showing propagation techniques.
Here is a link that might be useful: Event
That's easy, Lynn. You know how some roses have Dr. Huey roots? Those are 'budded' or 'grafted' roses. They're actually two plants bonded together. The roots are one type, the tops are the type you wish to have flowers from. Own root roses are just that, they grow on their own roots, instead of being budded or grafted on another different rose for the roots. There are distinct advantages, and disadvantages, of both types and some vary depending upon the type of rose desired in question.
You're welcome, thank you! It's fun helping to demystify these things to enable people to do what they didn't think they could. I think you'd enjoy seeing Burling's Chip Budding method (it's EASY and fun!) and my wrapping method for cuttings if you could swing the trip to Ventura or the VCRS meeting on November 21. It would be fun meeting you, too! Kim
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Kippy-the-Hippy and Roseseek, unfortunately I will be in Camarillo the following week for Thanksgiving. I will definitely try to make it to one of the annual events and would hope to meet you both.
My mother-in-law is a wonderful gardener, and she has kind of moved away from gardening. From what I understand it was something she really enjoyed, so I am trying to see if she has any desire to re-ignite that passion.
Budded is synonymous with grafted. Oh.
I have read many discussions on this forum regarding grafted vs. own root. I have leaned toward own root unless the rose is not available as an own root plant or recommended as grafted for my climate etc.. What are your thoughts?
That works. One size definitely doesn't fit all (or, even most in some cases). Sometimes you simply have to try it one way to see if it works OK for you. If it does, great! It ain't broke so don't fix it. If it doesn't work, it needs fixing. Kim
Do you know if there will be any discussion on things like growing from seed? or Kitty's misting box?
Lynn, sounds like we can probably wave at each other in traffic. I think my friend is coming out for Thanksgiving or the weekend after (and no way will I be driving home on I15 that weekend)
According to the VCRS site and what Jim said to me, it was to be Burling doing her Chip Budding, my wrapping method and him doing some "odds and ends" which he found successful in his Sherman Oaks garden. Now, it is probably just Burling and me. I don't know anything about Kitty's mist box, but seed raising is easy. I can help you with that all you need. Kim
I keep eyeing the hips on a couple of roses wondering what they might be-purple splash who lives by Iceberg and a couple of others. Too bad not all of them have hips as big and fat as Don Juan.
You're welcome Kippy! I completely understand the attraction to big, fat rose hips containing HUGE seeds. Imagine messing with ones like these...they grow up to be Banksiaes! Kim
Kim -- He asked Clay to come do his presentation on rooting cuttings.
Good! I'm glad. Why am I not surprised? LOL! Kim
Lynn -- I think it depends upon the rose.
I would love to grow 'Careless Love' again, but I have tried twice and failed. In my cooler climate, I think my best shot is to get it budded onto something really vigorous (like Fortuniana) that likes sandy soil.
OTOH, I can grow Teas, Chinas, and Noisettes all day on their own roots. They take a little longer to get going, but that doesn't bother me, and they will never "sucker."
Kim, yesterday I noticed itty bitty hips on Weeping China Doll. Have you tried her hips? Anything thoughts (bet those are some tiny seeds) Also Grandmothers hat has a hidden hip, not very big but nice and orange, any thoughts on her?
I haven't raised any self set seed from China Doll, Kippy, but it has been used as seed parent so they should germinate. John Bagnasco has released some cute polys from it as well as a few others which are rather nice. Wild Dancer is a bullet proof rose from J&P containing it. I have used Pride of Oakland, a China Doll offspring, which I like very much. One of my seedlings from Pride of Oakland is the one recently named for Anne Belovich. Try them, you could raise some fun things.
Grandmother's Hat never set a lot of seed for me until last year when it looked like a fruit plant. I raised a bunch of them which are still in the seed table waiting for "rain" before being transplanted. It was rather surprising how they separated themselves by diseases. One remained healthy from the start and appears to be the most vigorous of the lot. The others weren't as strong off the line but are catching up, cleaning up as they mature. They should provide some interesting results! Good luck with them. Kim
Another vote for Careless Love. While I do like striped roses, my other two (Honorine de Brabant and Ferdinand de Pichard) did not survive the rose reduction process I'm currently going through. One reason is that the stripes fade and pale in hot weather, and that the rebloom was only so-so. I do grow once-blooming roses, but I want the repeaters to actually repeat. Careless Love reblooms well, is quite fragrant, and the stripes stay vivid. It was also the favorite rose of my friend Carol Markell, Bluesibe on this forum, so looking at it reminds me of her. A number of my roses remind me of people I associate with them. I was born a nostalgic. It is no wonder I love old roses.