Rose Baron Girod de l'Ain

teeandcee(Florida 9b)April 22, 2012

I adore this rose. Due to our mild winter there was no dieback so it's covered in these gorgeous plummy red blooms with white streaks. Smells yummy too!

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Pretty Teeandcee!
I've seen some yards with a lot of roses blooming this spring. I think the winter was good to them.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 8:34AM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

I have gone through my attempts at roses. That one is the kind I love - old fashioned looking dark and fragrant. I am surrounded by multiflora from a hedge that used to be in a fence line of a dairy neighbor. I think disease comes from them. I do have Knock Outs but there is no fragrance.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 11:06AM
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teeandcee(Florida 9b)

Thank y'all. I have Knockouts too and am one of those people who can smell a fragrance on them even if it's faint.

Everything seems to be extra pretty this year.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 8:32PM
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Gorgeous rose. I have wondered about trying it, but haven't so far. I thought there would be more white?

My roses are all in full bloom about a month early.

Do you have to spray to keep down black spot. There came early to the roses this year too.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 6:19AM
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teeandcee(Florida 9b)

Gldn, it does have more white. Below are pics taken yesterday that show its normal appearance (April 27). One thing about this rose is it seems to be a bit tender up here. It's big this year due to our mild winter but the year before it came through the winter with only 2 canes. I'm not sure how it'll hold up long term.

It does get blackspot but I don't bother to spray. I've noticed that as my roses mature they grow more immune to BS. This rose never defoliates, just loses some leaves.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 9:48AM
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Thanks for the additional pictures; it is a beautiful rose.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 8:57AM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

Your yard looks very neat and the roses are beautiful. Thanks for the pictures.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 11:03PM
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