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Post by betsyw on 23rd February 2013, 10:09

Anyone ever tried this rose? Yes, I know it's a baby pink :gag: but the perfume is reputed to be excellent honeysuckle, and the blurbs say it is a good cutting rose, good repeater and very healthy. (but they would, wouldn't they>) It's a Fryer rose. HMF doesn't ahve a whole lot of independent info on it.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 23rd February 2013, 10:51

Betsy, is that it's name or charity name. Have you looked at Fryer's site.
On HMF did you look at the comments and reference listings of it.
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Post by betsyw on 23rd February 2013, 11:08

I have alreay checked , and couldn't find it on the Fryer's site.

Its formal name is Fryaffair,. In the USA it was called "The Oregonian", a promotional name marking the 150th anniversay of the eponymous Portland newspaper ( Hardly designed to catch on in the wider US)

Here, it's the rose that benefits charities like Fred Hollows, I understand, hence the name.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 23rd February 2013, 11:54

Best I can find is it is listed at Treloars, but might be discontinued because of it's age
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Post by betsyw on 23rd February 2013, 11:59

Swane's has it too. Must be something salesworthy about it. It was bred no that long ago - 1998.
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Post by finbarr on 24th February 2013, 21:05

lovely fragrant little rose bush from Gareth Fryer. nice and compact like many of his, but with good sized blooms. not attached with any charity.

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Post by betsyw on 25th February 2013, 11:18

Then that's one for my Swane's list, definitely, finbarr, and thank you for the assessment!
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