Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rosette Delizy

Thank you so very much for all the encouraging comments on my previous post. You can't imagine how much they helped me. I feel happy to have met such wonderful and gracious people through blogging. I feel a little better now and today I finally managed to take some pictures without falling over as I press the shutter release :). My Rosette Delizy, a tea rose, is in full bloom, so I thought I would write about how this rose has performed in my yard.


The best features of this rose are quick rebloom, perfect health and relatively few prickles. The blooms are not big but they are bright without being gaudy, and cover the bush from top to bottom making it a great landscape shrub.



The blooms have a good tea fragrance and last a fairly long time on the bush. My rose is about 5 years old and is much narrower than other teas. This rose is on the header of my blog, and I like it very much.



Still, it does have some drawbacks. Compared to spring, the quality of blooms is markedly worse the rest of the year: they are smaller, have a lower petal count and discolor quickly.

Smaller blooms in the fall are all upright compared to pictures above from this spring showing lots of pendant blooms.


The rose sets hips very willingly and old spent blooms with brown petals persist on the bush much longer than they should. I therefore deadhead it promptly, which is a lot of work given its fast rebloom and the fact that it is now taller than I am....

Picture from this spring

Still, I am willing to overlook these minor blemishes for cheerful displays of color almost year-round. If you live in a mild climate, I hope you can give it a try.

50 comments:

  1. WOW, what a colorful beauty!!!

    Glad to hear you are doing better.

    FlowerLady

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  2. Det er helt fantastisk smukke billeder du har taget af dine roser :-)

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  3. I love the coloring of this rose. It is mesmerizing. Glad you're feeling somewhat better. I hope you continue to improve. It's nice to see you posting again.

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  4. FlowerLady, I am glad you like it. I love its clean foliage as much as the colorful blooms..

    Vivik, thank you. I am glad you liked it.

    Holley, thank you for your good wishes. I am glad to be back too - I missed you.

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  5. Beautiful Rose despite it's faults.

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  6. I'm glad your feeling better Rose Queen.

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  7. I am sorry about your leg, I missed your previous post. I hope that you will recover quickly and be back to normal. Be careful and good luck!

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  8. Greggo and Irina, thanks for your good wishes. I am glad to hear from you again.

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  9. .....Sobbing because I can't grow this beautiful rose here in Kansas.....

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  10. I am sorry you are sobbing, Professor, I didn't mean it to have such an effect on you... You do grow a lot of other roses that don't do well here :)

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  11. Glad you are up and out in the garden. This is a very pretty rose and I too would overlook the minor drawbacks if I could grow it here. The color and rose form are very pretty.

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  12. Donna, thank you. I am glad you like it even though you can't grow it.

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  13. Your 2nd photo showing so many blooms is simply amazing. I like the macro too.

    Best wishes!

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  14. Thank you, One. The second picture is my favorite too. Spring is a wonderful time here.

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  15. Thank you, iheartbees. I am glad you liked it.

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  16. Dear Masha, I am so happy to read that you are feeling a little bit better and that you are able to post again. I am thinking of you and continue to wish you all the best for a speedy recovery!
    This is a wonderful post about Rosette Delizy with beautiful photos! I love that you have this rose combined with the short lilac glads. It is interesting that the blooms of RD are nodding for you in spring and looking straight up in fall. I like them more when they nod, there is such an elegance to them when they do that.
    Christina

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  17. Christina, thank you so much for your concern and good wishes. I appreciate them a lot, they make me feel healthier. I like the nodding blooms better too, I wish they were like that all the time, but I will take them as they come...

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  18. Masha, so glad that you're feeling better. I always enjoy seeing roses from your perspective. Hope your recovery continues.

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  19. Hi, Masha, thanks for commenting on my blog! What beautiful colours that rose has, and I agree with Christina that they look amazing with the lilac glads nearby. I grow a strictly limited number of roses, as there are so many other things I want to grow, so I'm glad I can come to your blog and get my fill of these beautiful flowers.

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  20. Great pictures of a lovely Rose, I think our climate is too cool for this one. Glad you are a little better and thank you for the valuable information which you gave me on my bourbon rose.

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  21. Again wonderfull pictures, I always envy you for the possibility of growing tea roses, Ilove them so. This one is sooo beautifull, so elegant, so like chinese porcelain.

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  22. I am happy to read your are feeling a little bit better. Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo's of a beautiful rose. I have not see it in Holland. So for me unknown.
    Warm whishes Marijke from Holland

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  23. GirlSprout, thank you for your good wishes. I can't wait to walk normally again.

    Lyn, thank you for coming to my blog. I am glad you enjoyed looking at this rose. My garden space is limited too, and I am afraid I overplant quite a bit. I like the exuberance of it, but I can see how a few climbers planted closely together are going to be a big problem when they mature :(.

    Alistair, thank you. Yes, your climate is probably not appropriate, but then you can grow all those glorious once-bloomers that die a slow death here...

    Corina, thank you for your wonderful description of this rose. I enjoyed reading it, and I am glad you liked it.

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  24. Wow what beautiful blooms it has. I love the tones of different colors in the petals. Lovely.

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  25. Great blooms for so late in the year - love the ones tinging apricot through to blush pink.

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  26. Lona, thank you, that's exactly why I like it too.

    Catharine, thank you. Roses here bloom until winter because the weather is so mild. I am hoping for one more flush in the fall...

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  27. Marijke, thank you for the compliments. I think Holland might be a little too cold for tea roses, but you can grow so many other beautiful flowers.

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  28. I am so glad you are feeling better. That is a lovely rose, and I can see why you chose it for your header. All of your photos are lovely, but the macro of this rose is amazing.

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  29. Thank you, the Sage Butterfly. I am glad you liked it, I loved the dew drops on that bloom :).

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  30. Masha, so glad you're up and around better. RD certainly is beautiful. Must say that I never noticed the difference between spring and summer as far as how the blooms are held. I'll have to pay better attention.

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  31. Sherry, did you keep yours? I am glad if it is so, we could compare notes :).

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  32. This is my favorite of your roses, *I think* and I almost bought one this year. Its in my future I believe.

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  33. Jess, I hope you get it. I would love to know how it does in your climate.

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  34. Dear Masha, I had to hurry to read your last post. I am so sorry you hurt your leg! I am glad you are on the mend and hope you will soon be completely back to normal.

    Rosette Delizy is a beauty; I see why you choose it for your header. I love the color with soft pink and cream combinations. So romantic!

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  35. Deb, thank you for your good wishes. I am glad you liked the rose, I love its colors too.

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  36. Masha - I am so glad to read that you are better! Thanks for showcasing Rosette Delizy. I have admired this rose at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, and have debated getting her. I am in a cooler spot than you are in the Bay Area and wonder if she would ball for me. Has she ever balled for you?

    - Jo

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  37. i'm sorry about your leg. get well soon. lovely roses! happy gardening!
    ~ANGEL

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  38. Jo, thank you. It has never balled for me, and I believe that a rosarian I know who lives in cooler Coastal California highly recommends this rose.

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  39. Angel, thank you for your good wishes.

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  40. Thanks for sharing your beautiful rose! Great photos!

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  41. Thank you for stopping by, NHGarden. I am glad you liked it.

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  42. Masha,
    I don't live in a mild climate but any proliferation of roses would e a gift to me. Hang in there.
    Best,
    Patrick

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  43. Hello Masha...I dont know this rose but J like very. All theses colours are very beautiful. J dont have in my garden.
    By jocelyne

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  44. I'm so glad you're feeling better! I had knee surgery last Dec so I know what it's like to suddenly feel like you're going to fall over! That is one beautiful rose! The Ginger Syllabub rose I ordered this spring turned out to be an unscented imposter.I can only imagine how wonderful your garden smells!!

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  45. Lovely rose and I like the airy forms the shrub has. I always find beatiful pics on your blog and amazing new (to me) rose varieties!

    Take care with your leg, I hope you'll get well soon!

    Alberto

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  46. Masha, Such a gorgeous rose! I can see why you have made it your header shot.

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  47. Your Rosette Delizzy is so beautiful! I have one that is so small if you blink you might miss it, but I treasure it anyway. I love how yours combines with the other flowers in the garden, too ~ so lovely.

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