Valencia

canadian_rose(zone 3a)October 31, 2012

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?

Carol

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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Here's another picture of it.
Carol

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 11:38PM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

Ooooh, it is gorgeous. Thanks for posting. Now on to HMF to check out more photos of Valencia. Diane

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 12:20AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

It's an amazing rose,Diane. The flowers last for weeks!!!
Carol

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 1:15PM
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strawchicago 5a IL

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.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 3:20PM
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Krista_5NY

I can see why you love it, the blooms are delightful. What's the pink rose in the background in the second pic?

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 7:46PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

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!!!!

Tammy

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 9:25PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

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

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 11:48PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

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!!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 11:51PM
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seil zone 6b MI

That's yummy, Carol!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 2:03PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Thanks, Seil!!
Betty White (not sure if that's the one you meant) has really, really good scent. Ahhhhh.
Carol

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 2:28PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

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.

Kate

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 11:14PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

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.
Carol

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 2:12PM
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Karolina11(6b Central PA)

Absolutely gorgeous!

Glad I have one on order for the spring - can't wait to get it after seeing these photos!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 10:06PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Yeah!!! The substance of the petals is fantastic. Everyone who sees it here falls in love with it.
Carol

    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 11:38PM
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