A New Rose!

I decided in the fall that Showbiz (my only floribunda) was a sufficient disappointment that it would not make it to spring, so I needed to decide on what to put in its place.  I've received my catalogs, I've looked at what's available, and finally went online to order.  I've decided to go with another Old Garden Rose to complement Louise Odier and Zephirine Drouhin.  Come spring, Mme. Isaac Pereire will be planted at the other end of the bed which houses Louise Odier.  After the disappointment of Showbiz, I'm hoping that this new/old rose will be every bit as spectacular as my other two OGRs.  Having quite a few David Austin English Roses in my garden, it's fitting that I've ordered this rose directly from them.  Here's their catalog photo.

Mme. Isaac Pereire

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3 Responses to A New Rose!

  1. Julie says:

    Good luck with beautiful Mme Perriere, which I think has the most wonderful (and strongest) fragrance of any rose.My own Perriere fizzled in the Texas sun last summer. Hope yours flourishes!Julie 

  2. Mike says:

    I've ordered a couple Zephirine Drouhin myself this year: I've gotten mixed information on it's shade tolerance height and disease resistance but I'm hoping for the best of everything. How is it growing for you, I'm in zone 6 here in Eastern PA. I plan training one of them on a new pergola with "Climbing Night Owl" a rose I am recieving as a gift this spring. Only one complaint about growing roses: I never have enough room!

  3. ToyTrains1 says:

    Thanks for stopping by.  Julie, I ordered my Mme. Isaac Pereire from David Austin Roses — in Texas! Smile  Mike, ZD is very tolerant of shade but is very susceptible to blackspot, at least in my garden.  It's important to keep it sprayed to keep the blackspot from getting a foothold.  I use Funginex, Immunox, and Banner Maxx, alternating on a weekly basis, and as long as I don't get lazy and keep up the spraying regimen, blackspot doesn't have a chance.  If I do get lazy and the blackspot gets going, Mancozeb added to the weekly sprayings will stop it dead in its tracks.

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