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Hall of Fame Roses

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Re: Hall of Fame Roses

Post by rosemeadow on 21st February 2009, 01:08

Simon, I can get you a little budwood of Mrs Reynold's Hole. Lynette has it in her garden.

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Post by Admin on 21st February 2009, 14:20

I think I'll wait till next season thanks Karen... I think I'm going to have my hands full soon and not sure about budding at this time of the year down here. I've been flat out the last two weeks and haven't had a chance to get those plants in the mail. Will try and get onto it tomorrow Rolling Eyes

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Post by Ozeboy on 27th July 2009, 08:33

Simon, the best Firefighter bushes I have seen were at Swanes in 12" pots, no doubt grown in Narromine and moved to Sydney for display.
Growth was tall and bushy for a HT with no Blackspot due to being grown on the drier west side of the Great Dividing Range. It is definately the perfect red.
I know from posts on this forum that very few will buy it as it's not available at a chain store for $5. Personally I think it's worth $20 as a pack rose.
The only problem I can see is the Dr Huey understock it's grafted to, possibly other propagators have it on Multiflora.

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Post by Ripley on 28th July 2009, 07:47

We have potted firefighter this year at work. cant wait to see what they are like ...as long as the possums dont find the new buds again. Tantrum
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Post by Guest on 31st December 2009, 02:14

My vote for Hall of Fame is "Charlotte Armstrong".

She is a rose that never gives me any trouble (despite being left pretty much alone) & she can stop me in my tracks from across the yard & draw me in closer for a better look everytime without fail.

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Post by Admin on 12th June 2010, 16:56

A third vote for 'Children's Rose'... I pruned mine back today and was amazed at how strong and well shaped it is... just a small tidy up... nothing drastic... great big hips on her too... might have to see what she can breed next season.

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Post by Ozeboy on 13th June 2010, 19:01

I have been growing 'Fire Fighter ' for some time and have found two weaknesses.

First is no hips, and second is very slow growth. Swanes have it in the garden and during the past 6 months hasn't grown at all but the Dr Huey understock looks quite old. Perhaps it needs a course of steroids or something like the ones they had in 12" pots.

I have propagated it for myself only on Multiflora and growth seems to be the same. A plant of Sylvia grafted at the same time and growing next to it is 3 times taller with 3 times as many canes.

FF is a beautiful rose bloom with most fantastic fragrance but growth is very slow. I also want some hips to breed it to a Tea.

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Post by Admin on 21st June 2010, 20:23

Bruce, is 'Fire Fighter's growth slow because it builds up a twiggy bush, like a Tea', instead of long canes like most HT? Or is it just slow?

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Post by sonya on 2nd March 2012, 21:10

Marchin Konnigan would be my choice.
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Post by Ausrose on 27th September 2012, 23:20

WFRS Hall of Fame Roses
1976-Peace,1979-Queen Elizabeth, 1981-Fragrant Cloud, 1983-Iceberg, 1985-Double Delight, 1988-Papa Meiland, 1991-Pascalli,1994-Just Joey, 1997- New Dawn, 2000-Ingrid Bergman, 2003-Bonica, 2006 Pierre de Ronsard, 2006- Elina, 2009-Graham Thomas.

On Firefighter originally I found its growth very slow but after 4 years all my bushes of it have taken off and were over 6ft tall prior to pruning.

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Post by maree on 29th September 2012, 01:26

I'll put in my two bobs worth here and say " Olde Fragrance " , its a real toss up between her and Violina , Violina's fragrance much sweeter and blooms in the heat will perish , but not much in these two, love em both ...
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Post by The Estate on 29th September 2012, 08:42

Admin wrote:A third vote for 'Children's Rose'... I pruned mine back today and was amazed at how strong and well shaped it is... just a small tidy up... nothing drastic... great big hips on her too... might have to see what she can breed next season.
yes an all time fav. of mine as well.
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Post by Ausrose on 15th March 2013, 00:38

My "Hall of Fame" rose is Imp. A floribunda bred by Australian hybridist George Dawson it grows like a weed and is covered in bicolour carnation like blooms that are offset by shiny dark green folage. Disease resistant is as good as anything else I grow. Gave me a grand champion award at the Sydney Royal Easter Show a couple of years back.

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Post by chrisval7 on 19th April 2013, 15:47

I have been absent from the forum for a while so thought I would post here my current favourite for the Hall of Fame listing.

I do like Mr Lincoln. It is strongly growing, nicely shaped bush, a beautiful red, long stems, and a strong perfume. A neat package.
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Post by Bonita18 on 19th April 2013, 19:47

Welcome back Chrisval7.
I love Blue for You and Rose of Wagga Wagga as well as City of Newcastle

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