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My Endeavour Rose "Bloom Ball"

Ann9BNCalif
August 30, 2019

The Endeavour Rose (David Austin) is normally about 3-3.5 ft tall. In it's third year it through out a very long 6ft can with a large bloom spray at the end. Here's the bloom progression from this amazing "bloom ball."





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  • Ann9BNCalif

    The final spray was like a very large, fragrant wedding bouquet with blooms growing from just one stem!

    Ann

  • Vaporvac Z6-OhioRiverValley

    That is gorgeous! I love the day-by-day progression.

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  • Ann9BNCalif

    Thanks Vaporvac!


    Ann

  • flowersaremusic z5 Eastern WA

    I've never given this rose any thought before. How could I have overlooked this pretty thing! Such an interesting bloom with all those petals getting curlier toward the center. Thanks, Ann, for opening my eyes to it.

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  • Ann9BNCalif

    Thank you flowers!

    Ann

  • nanadollZ7 SWIdaho

    Mmmmm, that luscious thing makes my mouth water. Now I know what a "bloom ball" is--ha. I always called them candelabras. I am like flowers in that I never paid any attention to the Endeavor, in fact had hardly heard of it. Now I'm going straight to HMF, cause Endeavor is over the top gorgeous. Diane

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  • Ann9BNCalif

    Thank you Diane!

    Ann

  • nanadollZ7 SWIdaho

    Ann, I just looked up Endeavor on HMF, and they had no photos of it. Maybe you should contribute your wonderful photos. Also, HMF mentioned that Endeavor was a miniature. Is that the same rose as yours? Because your rose looks like it has big sumptuous rose blooms, far larger than miniature blooms. Where can Endeavor be purchased? Thanks, Diane

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  • nanadollZ7 SWIdaho

    OK, I thought it was an Austin, as you said, but HMF has some other rose listed as Endeavor. Maybe I should check again. Diane

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  • nanadollZ7 SWIdaho

    I'm back again. I checked David Austin, and they don't sell Endeavor here in the US. Did yours come from England? Diane

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  • Vaporvac Z6-OhioRiverValley

    Peter Schneider at Freedom Gardens sells it. HMF has it listed under the Endeavor. It needs the the.

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  • nanadollZ7 SWIdaho

    Vapor, why doesn't David Austin still sell this rose? I thought it came out in 2011. Very weird, I think. I noticed, while perusing the David Austin site for what is available in the US, that Evelyn is rehabilitated and being listed with a photo--a lousy one, though. What have they got against poor Evelyn? They tried to "retire" her, but it didn't work, I guess--haha. Diane

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  • Ann9BNCalif

    Hi Diane & Vaporvac -

    David Austin discontinued The Endeavour Rose in the U. S shortly after I bought it. I'm a history buff and liked the name because of the link to Captain Cook and Hawaiian history. I also love the Masterpiece Mystery TV show!

    After posting some of The Endeavour rose pics on Facebook, one of my FB rose friends located it at K&M Roses. He just got the rose and it's already producing some lovely blooms! I believe K&M uses Fortuniana rootstock. I'm not sure how Fortuniana does in the Western U. S. soil; it think it does better in the South where K&M is located. My friend is in Washington D. C. and I believe he grows a lot of his roses in a big pots.

    Here's the link to K&M's DA Rose page. Good luck! (I couldn't go to HMF due to some of kind of internet gremlin but I will check on the listing and photos later.)

    K and M Rose David Austin

    Ann

  • towandaaz

    I like the new term, "bloom ball." Good one!

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  • nanadollZ7 SWIdaho

    Thanks, Ann. I knew something like Austin discontinuing Endeavor had happened. Maybe they should see the light (like with Evelyn), and rehabilitate Endeavor to the "good" list of their roses. Bah. I think we are too cold for Fortuniana rootstock, but I'm going to check out your link.

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  • sara_ann-z6bok

    That’s very lovely Ann!

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  • Vaporvac Z6-OhioRiverValley

    Diane, if you do Own-Root, this is Peter Schneider's web site. For what it's worth you can always ask because he got permission to grow many of these roses as "test" long before they were available. If he can't clone it due to patent considerations, he will tell you. I do know it's on his current list; Freedom Gardens

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