Evelyn - my total weakness

iris_gal(z9 CA)May 13, 2013

What can I say? I'm a sucker for Evelyn's beautiful color and silken sheen. She threw out an octopus arm which I pegged down. No extra blooms along it. After 2 years pruned it back. She's so-so resistant to black spot (no spray garden).
Please add your Evelyn's!

Evelyn

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seil zone 6b MI

Beautiful, Iris!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 6:48PM
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amerique2(7b TN)

I love Evelyn, too! Unfortunately I lost her several years ago. But not to despair--I ordered another from Chamblees today. So, she'll be on her way shortly. Maybe I'll have some pics of Evelyn to share this fall.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 9:05PM
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mzstitch(Zone 7b South Carolina)

I got my first Evelyn this year! She's not in the ground yet, but has already given me two beautiful blooms! She certainly is special!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 10:43PM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

My weakness is Evelyn, too--I have five of them. Your pics are exquisite, but with Evelyn as the subject, how can they not be? Diane

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 11:12PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Wow!! Lovely pictures.
I just found out that Evelyn is pronounced EVElyn. Who knew? Not me. :)

I have Evelyn too as a new plant last year. Didn't notice any smell. Maybe needs more time to mature.

Carol

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 1:22AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Love Evelyn!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 12:54AM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

You asked us to post our Evelyn roses, and here is one from last year, competing with a bouquet of big pink peonies--and she wins the competition, I think. Diane

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 10:55PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I don't grow Evelyn--she doesn't make the disease-resistance cut--but I sure love viewing other people's Evelyn's. Yours is beautiful!

Kate

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 10:00AM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

Here I am back again reading this thread about one of my favorite roses at the end of November, Evelyn. I now have some pics from my five Evelyn roses taken during 2013 to post. Diane

    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 5:59PM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

My first pic was Evelyn looking pink. Here she is looking more apricot. Diane

    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 6:01PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Yum Nana, Do you ever cut a huge bouquet from your 5?
I think I would transend cloud 9.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 11:50PM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

I've never made an all Evelyn bouquet, I don't think. I use her in mixed bouquets, and at least once a year in a bouquet with light pink Sarah Bernhardt peonies, which I love. I will have to try an all Evelyn bouquet, and yes, I think it will be gorgeous. It's nice to meet another E fan, Iris Gal. Diane

    Bookmark   November 30, 2013 at 1:48AM
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rosybunny

Oh Nana, I love that bouquet, it looks devine!...although I can't tell which is Evelyn and which is the peony : p

But I also love the whole picture: the vase, the lovely decorations around it, and particularly the porcelain bunny in the background lol

    Bookmark   November 30, 2013 at 8:43PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

'Sarah Bernhardt'! I would pass out in rhapsody if she would bloom here. After maybe 10 years of only foliage from 'Festiva Maxima' I concede defeat on herbaceous peonies.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2013 at 8:46PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

I've just got into peonies, and one of mine is Sarah Benrhardt. STUNNING!!!!!

But my Evelyn is nowhere near as gorgeous as the ones everyone here have posted. Maybe when it matures a bit.
Carol

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 2:06AM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

Thanks for your nice comments, Rosybunny. One Evelyn is the very large flat bloom, front and center; below it is a smaller, not fully opened Evelyn, with a more apricot color. I love that little porcelain bunny you mentioned. It was my late mother's and she got in Denmark. Very precious to me.
Iris gal, I think it's just too hot for peonies in your zone--California is great for roses, but peonies need winter chill, so it's not your fault you got no blooms. Sarah is by far my favorite of the peonies I grow. What a classic--must be well over 100 years old. Diane

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 4:01PM
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