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Rosa kirsan 'Chris'

FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
I'm looking for advice on this rose from anyone. I'd like to get it for my mum for mother's day and grow it up in her garden on an obelisk.
Is it suitable or too large?
Thanks in advance! 

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,617
    It's a very vigorous rose l think, up to 10 feet, although l suppose it depends on how tall and strong the obelisk is !
    It's sold in aid of a very good cause though.
    https://jonestherose.co.uk/climbing-rambling-roses/249-chris-kirsan.html
    We have a few rose experts on here including @Marlorena . As it's Mothering Sunday tomorrow hopefully you will get some quick responses.

    Does it have to be a yellow rose, or was it because of the name ?

  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    Hiya thank yiu for responding. my mum said she wanted yellow and her name is Chris!
    The name thing is less important than a nice yellow rose for her to enjoy. 
    I thought an obelisk becuase it's fairly low maintenance but can be a nice feature in the garden. 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,617
    No problem  :)
    I have attached a link to the David Austin website for climbing yellow roses,  but if you are heading out to a garden centre they should have some for you to choose from and someone to give you advice about obelisks etc.
    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/type/climbing-roses-yellow
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,364
    I haven't grown the rose in question so cannot tell you much about it, but it looks very nice and is supposedly fragrant.. so why not..?  a tall obelisk would suit I expect but it does have rugosa ancestry which makes me think it's rather thorny but I've not seen it to confirm.. it was named after a man but that may not be a concern..
  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    I do like the look of it... The name I thought was just a nice coincidence. I think I'll go for it! Thanks both. I will post up pictures once in place.. 
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