Hello, does anyone grow this rose? i am contemplating getting it and would like to know if it is self-cleaning or at least moderately so. i hesitate between this one and Lykkefund as i read Lykkefund drops its petals cleanly, buti like the FEL petals more...
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
that's good news about the petals! it will be a bit smaller and thus more manageable than Lykkefund, no? though with more thorns, from what i have read. which one would you recommend from the two? i have to add that my summers are hot and dry... right now i am tending towards FEL, but i would be grateful for any additional info about them.
...which country are you in please?
A lovely rose. It's extremely vigorous
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Some nice photos of FEL, that's a beauty... here's a close up of the single flowers in a cluster.. I don't have it in my current garden, but I grew it elsewhere.. I have not grown Lykkefund.
..here are the pros and cons of both..
They are both once blooming.. FEL is said to be scented of oranges and bananas, but I never could quite get that strength of scent by the windy seaside here.. the foliage is beautiful and it is a shorter bushier rose than Lykkefund... It is rather thorny and can be trained on a fence, like a short bushy rambler.. it develops small hips..
Lykkefund is much larger, expect over 20 feet and to its advantage is thornless.
It has a sweet musky scent but there are no hips on this rose. The flowers are semi-single, creamy yellow fading to white.. it is recommended for growing through a tree as it has a dense arching habit..
Up to you which you choose...
how long were the canes of your FEL then? the infos on different sites are so contradictory, from 3 m to 6m (10 to 20 feet).
my plan is a bit complicated, hopefully i will succeed, i want to grow it partly as ground cover, partly trained over a 6 feet tall wire fence, but i would like some of it to spill on the other side of the fence and continue as ground cover for a rather ugly spot. i imagine it this way at least would both work for this or should i prefer Lykkefund 's arching canes?