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Post by silkyfizz on 19th October 2013, 18:19

Was browsing in a garden today and was stopped in my tracks by a vision splendid. Alec's Red. Covered in huge cherry red, but sort of muted, not garish blooms and the fragrance! Whooee! Fantastic wafting perfume. I think it's got to me.
Does anyone here grow it? How do you find it? Growth, health, repeat and does it ball in rain?
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Post by neptune on 19th October 2013, 22:12

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Post by silkyfizz on 19th October 2013, 22:42

The ones I saw were a deeper tone Neptune, more cherry colour. Do you have it yourself?
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Post by neptune on 19th October 2013, 22:50

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Re: Alec's Red

Post by dannyboy on 20th October 2013, 02:37

Hi Silky i got this season from Thomas roses and it was the first rose to bloom for me.Healthwise is good no problems so far its not tall a plant more medium.Flowers a like a crismon red or cherry red and very large ,but fragrance as you say very strong.One of it's parents is fragrant cloud.I put a picture of my bloom silky on the topic few roses in spring last couple of pages it is check it out.

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Post by betsyw on 20th October 2013, 07:48

I'd like to try this one now. Funny, the name is so well known to me, but I never investigated the rose itself, always assuming it would be a lesser version of its parent Fragrant Cloud.
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Post by silkyfizz on 20th October 2013, 15:49

Thanks Danny, yes I found it. Middle sized? Great! You captured the colour well. Treloars pic looks a bit like Fragrant Cloud but Alec's Red is more cherry red bordering on the outer limits of deepest dark pink. Hard to explain. It's a truly beautiful rose. The owner of the rose gave me a bloom and it's in the kitchen now, lasting well despite sitting in a hot car yesterday and today's heat 31 degrees (and our house is hot). Still very fragrant! I note that "Steve" mentioned inconsistent scent on HMF but going on what I can smell, it is a very powerful fragrance.
Betsy be sure to check this one out, I think you will be captivated like me. I wanna have it and I will. Don't know where but I'll have to find a spot. One for next year. Unless of course someone has grown it and it's a fizzer!
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Post by betsyw on 20th October 2013, 15:58

I am with you all the way on this rose, silky. I'm also going to ring around to the three largest nurseries in the area, and see if they have one/can get one. . Will also speak to Treloars.
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Post by dannyboy on 20th October 2013, 19:45

Guys you will love it .Out pf the batch of my new roses this season it's up there.I seen 3 plants of them last week for sale in Victoria for $25 each in a pot ready to bloom and so tempted to get another one that's how much I like it.Silky my flower looks alot different to Treloars as you say.but frangrance is powerfull.

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Post by silkyfizz on 21st October 2013, 12:35

Thanks Danny, so pleased to read your comments. That's good enough for me.
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Post by maree on 21st October 2013, 12:51

Alecs Red sounds good , now which rose can i pull out , lol ha ha !!!
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