I would never want to be without this rose. It gets soooo many blooms that are HUGE. It's supposed to have a nice smell - but I don't notice any. Does anyone else notice fragrance on your Valencia?
Here's another picture of it.
Ooooh, it is gorgeous. Thanks for posting. Now on to HMF to check out more photos of Valencia. Diane
It's an amazing rose,Diane. The flowers last for weeks!!!
Thank you, Carol, for info. on Valencia rose. Sometimes the soil's chemistry can affect a rose's scent. My soil is alkaline clay, pH of 7.7, and Mary Magdalene smells GREAT here - but Niels in Denmark, acidic clay, thinks it's light scent. Early summer I put acid fertilizer on Mary Mag. and her scent went away. I had to scrape off the acid, and watered her with my alkaline tap water, pH of 8, to get her fabulous frankincense back.
I can see why you love it, the blooms are delightful. What's the pink rose in the background in the second pic?
Very nice! I've always thought Valancia was such a beautiful rose, but I'm afraid it would be too tender here in the ground (I'm assuming you grow yours potted??) Also, unfortunetly, I don't have the best luck with HTs in general...I'm so jealous of your pics!!!!
Strawberry Hill - that's interesting. I grow mine in potted soil and add vermicompost and tea (worm that is). I have no idea if that would be acidic???
Krista - I knew someone would ask me that!! I can't remember - it was before I used name tags, and before I knew what I was doing with overwintering them. So it might be one that died over winter. Now I have 100% success rate. I think it might be Betty White
Actually, I'm not sure what rose it is. But Betty White is an amazing rose too!!! Tons of gorgeous blooms. I always want to have these two roses.
Thanks, Tammy!! Yes, I grow mine in pots and overwinter them in my 3 car garage (two cars inside). I have 43 roses, but can fit up to 50 roses. I'm getting more this year!!! If I didn't grow them in pots, my selection would be vastly different, and I LOVE hybrid teas!!
That's yummy, Carol!
Betty White (not sure if that's the one you meant) has really, really good scent. Ahhhhh.
Love your Valencia! One of my favorites also--but I don't remember one way or another whether it is fragrant.
Tammy, you ought to be able to grow Valencia in your Zone 7. I grow it, in the ground, in my Zone 6 Kansas--no special protection in the winter although sometimes some of my neighbor's oak leaves get blown around some of my roses.
Valencia is a bit slow on the re-bloom here in Kansas (I don't know why), but when it blooms, I forgive it its tardiness--in fact, I can no longer remember it was ever tardy. The blooms last for a loooong time.
Maybe the cooler weather here helps - rebloom is fast. One of the best roses there is IMHO. :)
We get hail about 3 times in the summer each year and Valencia never gets bothered by the hail.
Glad I have one on order for the spring - can't wait to get it after seeing these photos!
Yeah!!! The substance of the petals is fantastic. Everyone who sees it here falls in love with it.