The Ubiquitous "Maggie"

malcolm_mannersAugust 11, 2012

I was delighted, last week, to find "Maggie" (a.k.a. Pacific, Kakinada Red, Mme. Eugene E. Marlitt) growing in Jessore, Bangladesh! See the linked photo and the two photos after it in that album. She's everywhere!


Here is a link that might be useful: Photo of Maggie in Bangladesh

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How neat! She surely is one of my favorite roses, full of blooms in spite of our over 100 Degree days.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 8:22PM
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Tessiess, SoCal Inland, 9b, 1272' elev

Maggie is a true treasure and seems to thrive in lots of places. Thanks for sharing Malcolm! You have many neat photos posted of roses, seen during your travels. I'm wondering though, if on any of your overseas trips (don't recall if you've been to Turkestan or thereabouts...) you've seen any roses growing in the wild similar to R. primula?


    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 8:29PM
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Thanks for the tour, Malcolm. Very interesting.

Does the Florida Malayan Dwarf variety of coconut fruit here? If so, is it a commercial crop or just dooryard.

Also interested to know its range.


    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 11:25PM
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Campanula UK Z8

she (IT) is not in the UK though, unless one buys from a european nursery. Too bad.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 6:49AM
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Tessiess, I've worked in Armenia and Turkmenistan, where I've seen some yellow and peach-colored wild roses, but did not know what they were. This was long ago, when I would have had no idea of the species. But it was fun to see them.

Veronica -- They grow and fruit well in truly frost-free areas of the state, so from about Palm Beach County southward on the east coast, and south of Sarasota on the west coast. They will not withstand any frost at all. No commercial production, but common in home dooryards, and they are edible, although generally not as crunchy flesh as the old 'Jamaica Tall' had, when I was a child.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 9:53AM
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ingrid_vc so. CA zone 9

Maggie looks as though she's planted in a rather inhospitable place and yet she's blooming a lot. That's very impressive. We're going to need those kinds of roses in our ever-increasing heat.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 9:18PM
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Yes, Maggie seems to thrive on heat. I have two plants of right next to the hot street and one in the middle of my garden. The one by the street does best. It is my best blooming Bourbon. To me the foliage and stems look like they have some tea or China in them although they are thick.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 8:54AM
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Love your bush shot, Malcolm. It really shows me what I have to look forward to. But then I saw Erasmus' photo! Wowy zow!!! My baby's not a year old yet, so it'll be a while.


Here is a link that might be useful: If only sweat were irrigation...

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 10:23PM
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