Can't choose between Autumn Sunset and Scent from Above

peachymomo(Ca 8)August 11, 2009

I'm going to plant some climbing roses on an arbor next season and I can't choose between Autumn Sunset and Scent from Above, I'm also open to other yellow or yellow/apricot blend climbers. Disease resistance and fragrance would be nice to have, if possible all in one rose. Suggestions, anyone?

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phatboyrose(N/W FL. - 8)

I personaly didn't like SCENT FROM ABOVE. The one I had was a very poor performer but I'm just one person and I may have just gotten a bad rose it happens. Its only got a 6.8 ARS rating. Only two yellow climers I have are GRAHAM THOMAS & GOLDEN CELEBRATION. They are both are listed as shrubs but mine have covered my abor. LOL
Harold

GRAHAM THOMAS

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 11:34PM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

I'd probably have to second Harold on Scent from Above. I do have it and I like it, but I don't love it. In it's defense, I have it sited as a backdrop to a 'Briotti' red horsechestnut, probably not the best possible situation. It's in it's 3rd year and is slowly improving so I haven't given up on it. I do like the bloom but the foliage is a bit prone. Believe it or not my first choice was Autumn Sunset which they didn't have :-)

    Bookmark   August 12, 2009 at 12:54AM
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becky_rose(NCa)

I like 'Polka'. I've only seen it in other people's yards, but it is disease-resistant.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 11:41PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

'Royal Sunset' may be too apricot_y for you. It's a soft color and this allergy-laden nose can delight in its fragrance 6 feet away.

Some years mine has a bit of blackspot (no spray) toward the end of the season. I've never seen rust or mildew on it.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 11:41PM
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roserobin_gw

If you want healthy foliage, disease resistance, nice scent and lots of bloom, you can't go wrong with Autumn Sunset. It is a sport of Westerland and is one of the healthiest roses with good rebloom and a nice scent. Thorny though! I have grown both Westerlant (more orange) and Autumn Sunset and they are great performers.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 6:37PM
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