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‘Rouge Royale’ not living up to expectations

noseometer...(7A, SZ10, Albuquerque)
3 months ago
last modified: 3 months ago

My Rouge Royale in its second year (own root from RVR) has not grown into the beautiful thing that some of you have posted. The few blooms it has produced have been Ferrari red (not the color I was hoping for), not quartered in form, and not a hint of fragrance (and I can detect a fragrance in almost all roses, including those roses that people describe as without fragrance such as Eden). Should I keep or toss? Does it just need more time? Blooms last a long time, but certainly not a prolific bloomer. I’ve had maybe three blooms total this year so far.

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