Alchymist

henriksloFebruary 10, 2010

1956 . I raised this one from a cuting given to me by on older lady from her 50 years old plant.

My plant is still a baby , but the original plant in

full flush in early june is a beauty .And a tall one .

To my nose not much scent - depends on conditions .

Once flowering . And every year I just can't wait to see again the cheerful colours of this rose .

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phatboyrose(N/W FL. - 8)

You are soo right it is a Beautiful rose, well worth the wait. Thanks for posting.
Harold

    Bookmark   February 10, 2010 at 5:18AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

I would love to see this in bloom. I understand it's magnificent.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 12:04AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Ooooh!! Do you have a bush shot??? I would LOVE to see one. Thanks for the look!

Carol

    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 6:55PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Yes, a bush shot. Great Bloom!

    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 8:01PM
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henrikslo

Sorry , don't have a bush shot. Just another flower photo.
In their book "Gardening With Old Roses" A. Sinclair & R. Thodey describe this rose -"Alchemist is almost a yellow form of Souvenir de la Malmaison , similar to Gloire de Dijon" .

Henrik

    Bookmark   February 12, 2010 at 1:33AM
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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

This rose looks good enough to eat. Magnificent photo. If only it would rebloom I suspect it would be in every rose garden. Thank you.

Ingrid

    Bookmark   February 12, 2010 at 1:18PM
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seattlesuze

Alchymist should be in every garden regardless of rebloom. It's stunningly beautiful.

Sue

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 11:05PM
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henrikslo

I agree with you Sue . Beautiful pictures !

Henrik

    Bookmark   February 16, 2010 at 1:21AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Get out of here!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it!!!!! LOOK at all those roses on one plant!!!!! And the individual blooms are gorgeous.

How long is the bloom - a few weeks or a month????? If it's a month, I would get it for sure! I'm just bowled over.

Carol

    Bookmark   February 16, 2010 at 2:07AM
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seattlesuze

Glad you liked the pictures. It's really an incredible rose and blooms for 4-5.5 weeks. Starts right around May 23 for my birthday and then begins to fade out around the second week of July. You can see I planted another rose (Alister Stella Gray) to pick up where it leaves off. There are clematis climbing in there as well. It has some gorgeous leathery green leaves that make a terrific background for anything. I wouldn't be without it and actually consider it the highlight of the garden.

Sue

    Bookmark   February 16, 2010 at 3:25AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Wow!! I'm putting that on my list for next year.

I've always been intrigued by that rose.

Although as a climber, it's too tender for my zone. Do you think it would do well in a pot overwintered in the garage?

Carol

    Bookmark   February 16, 2010 at 12:52PM
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seattlesuze

It's a very strong, vigorous Kordes rose. If it were me, I'd plant it in the ground and wrap as much of it as possible during the winter or look for a warm spot in the garden where you can push the zone a bit. You're not far off since it's good down to zone 4. Good luck with it. The colors are fantastic as is the form and the fragrance is definitely noticeable to me.

Sue

    Bookmark   February 17, 2010 at 2:00AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Yeah, that might work. But we can get weeks on end of weather that might get as warm as 68 F and then back down to -4 F. So it might be a bit tricky. Those wonderful chinook winds play havok with roses.

Carol

    Bookmark   February 17, 2010 at 1:21PM
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