Anyone else grow Grande Dame? How do your canes hold up. Mine tend to flop, but they are young. The blooms are beautiful though.
I don't have it so I can't help but those blooms are beautiful! Is it fragrant?
Nice bouquet, it's lovely!
I just planted it this spring; and it is still barely coming out of dormancy. I think it is a heavy feeder.
Seil, it is very fragrant!
It's a wonderful rose, but blooms so heavily that the canes do tend to flop. I put garden Velcro around mine about three feet up to help support it.
Ooops - I just planted a bare root Grand Dame - didn't realize its canes flopped. Darn.
I got tired and dug up Abe after 4 years of floppy canes. Oh well, see how it goes. :)
Yours is very lovely!
I've been growing Grand Dame since she came out, I think 2011. I pruned her pretty severely this year, but she's already 6 ft tall. At this point her canes aren't flopping anymore but they do gently arch. The blooms still nod (have weak necks) but I find them very charming. The rose blooms hang down like ruffled skirts. She's very very fragrant, just like you would imagine a rose should smell like. Reminds me of a rose scented talc powder my mother wore.
Yours is beautiful rosydreams! I look forward to seeing mine in a couple of years.
That looks like an incredible rose!! Ohhhhh - I'm so glad I got it. What's a little nodding between friends. :)