Grande Dame bouquet

dizzylizzy415May 17, 2014

Anyone else grow Grande Dame? How do your canes hold up. Mine tend to flop, but they are young. The blooms are beautiful though.

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seil zone 6b MI

I don't have it so I can't help but those blooms are beautiful! Is it fragrant?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 7:53PM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Nice bouquet, it's lovely!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 8:09PM
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vabyvlue(6)

Great bouquet!

I just planted it this spring; and it is still barely coming out of dormancy. I think it is a heavy feeder.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 10:38PM
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dizzylizzy415

Seil, it is very fragrant!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 6:56AM
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pat_bamaz7

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.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 9:55PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

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!
Carol

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 1:04AM
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rosydreams

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.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 5:56PM
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dizzylizzy415

Yours is beautiful rosydreams! I look forward to seeing mine in a couple of years.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 8:17PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oh my!!!
That looks like an incredible rose!! Ohhhhh - I'm so glad I got it. What's a little nodding between friends. :)
Carol

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 10:07PM
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