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wanting a fragrant cabbage rose for jam

Posted by tnmom66 none (My Page) on
Fri, May 24, 13 at 15:19

I have killed several of the $3 bagged rose plants. I am trying again with a Therese Bugnet that I got this year from Big Lots.

I paid $8 last year for a Mister Lincoln rose at Sam's that was bare root but it has done AMAZINGLY WELL and it has grown and bloomed very vigorously. I looked this year for another variety, but either Sam's didn't have roses, or I missed them.

I would love to propagate or share cuttings from my Mister Lincoln and I would love to have a "cabbage rose" cutting or rooted cutting.

My daughter's father is Turkish and her Turkish grandmother makes rose petal jam and as best as I can tell, she uses some variety of a cabbage rose. I don't imagine she could ship me a rose plant from Turkey, so I am looking for a reasonable substitution.

Thanks in advance!

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RE: wanting a fragrant cabbage rose for jam

Aldi had Mr Lincoln and other good varieties of bare-root hybrid teas, #1 grade bare -root roses for $5, at the BEGINNING of the season, while Lowes had them potted for $5 late. I bought a Double delight, Queen Elizabeth, and Peace rose, and all are doing well....But then I realized what I should have gotten was old antique and heritage roses, that take much less care, and often are more fragrant, and are better for herbal glycerites and jams that I hope to use them for. Richter's lists and sells roses that are traditionally used for jams and perfume oil, and ones used for hips... Dog rose, damask roses, and rosa rugosas may also be what she is used to in Turkey....25% of ALL rose species are native to TURKEY! ;-)

RE: wanting a fragrant cabbage rose for jam

I've made rose petal jam from an assortment of gallicas over the years. Darker petals definitely look nicer.

RE: wanting a fragrant cabbage rose for jam

wow. Thanks for the Richter's referral!

RE: wanting a fragrant cabbage rose for jam

I have one rooted cutting of Mr. Lincoln! I have tried many times to start a new plant from a cutting, and I am glad to have finally got one, but I don't know what I did differently???

I am looking into Gallica roses. Had not heard of them before.

RE: wanting a fragrant cabbage rose for jam

Update...I made some great jam from Mr. Lincoln. My Therese Bugnet rose grew a LOT and is looking pretty. Did not get any flowers from it. I got 2 "body bag" roses, 1.5 grade from Tyler nursery at Big Lots Feb. 4. $3.75. Got a Marchesa Bocella and a Reine de Violettes...I soaked them in water, left them outside, they froze, I potted them up when they thawed and they are showing new growth. They had growth in the store, but I broke it off. We had some super cold weather. If it gets in the single digits again, I will probably cover them. Looks like there may be some dieback, but I hope they will do as well as the Therese Bugnet. I am planting them in a much sunnier location, so hopefully they will bloom. My Mr. Lincoln bloomed nicely the first year I planted it! My little cutting I rooted from Mr. Lincoln is showing new growth, too...they are all just having little buds...not a lot of leaves or anything. My budget does not allow me to get some of the fancy roses I see online.

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