Generous Gardener rose
Has anybody grown Generous Gardener climbing rose? I've read that the blooms only last for roughly two days - is this true? Can't decide between this or Blush Noisette?
Vendée, Western France
I grew it in my last garden and loved it - very healthy, beautiful flowers that certainly lasted more than 2 days and a lovely perfume too. Trained as horizontally or diagonally as possible and well fed and watered when needed and it will be fab.
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PEAK DISTRICT Derbyshire
edited May 2021
I have both in my garden.
The Generous Gardener’s flower is what I would call a modern looking rose. A beautiful rich pink, large petals and a nice perfume. It flowers on and off for a decent period of time. The stems are long and arching, easily trained and quite vigorous and numerous.
Blush Noisette is a completely different kettle of fish. The stems are shorter, much more stiff and upright and come in such numbers that the plant looks like a small dense bush. The flowers are a pale pink with a definite hint of lilac about them. They are small buttons and grow in clusters. The plant has a very long flowering season. The flower buds on mine are forming just now and it will continue to flower until the late autumn. No noticeable scent, for me at least.
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Thanks for the replies. After seeing the shape of the bush Blush Noisette grows into I think I'm swayed towards Generous Gardener, although both are beautiful roses.