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25/04/2012 at 19:20

I wondered if anyone knew of a plant, that had the name Oscar in it? I know of a Gladiolli with the name but they arnt my kinda thing - god bless them.

25/04/2012 at 20:41

There are SIX Oscars in the RHS Plant Finder website.

25/04/2012 at 20:58

there was a rose called oscar levent but god knows if its still in cultivation

25/04/2012 at 21:09

Thank you Paul. just had a look at your link - very helpful.

Thank you David i will persue your comment.

Oscar was my beloved cat. (avatar)  He passed away in the summer of 2010.

26/04/2012 at 09:20

What a handsome cat!

I had a beloved 13yr old Labrador called Phar, that had to be put down in 2010 and is much missed.

26/04/2012 at 11:28

Thank you Wintersong - he was indeed a handsome chap and very affectionate too. He loved his little garden and its not the same without him. Although i did scatter his ashes in a huge pot of Stipa grass. He used to love to attack mine so i felt it fitting. He rests outside my patio door where i can keep any eye on him.

Sorry to hear you also suffered a loss. Phar absence must have been devastating. 13 years for a dog is quite something although i know that is of no comfort to yourself. My boy was 9 and i still felt cheated.

Take care.

27/04/2012 at 08:27


I have contacted my keen rose growing friends in South Africa and the Netherlands and there a number of rare 'Oscar' roses. They will take some hunting down if you decide on a rose (I always would) so here goes -

Oskar Kordel (Oskar Cordel), Hybrid Perpetual, medium to deep pink, breed 1897 by Lambert. it's only available by two nurseries world wide: Chill Out Roses in Chugiak, USA and Hortico in Canada

Oskar Scheerer (Orscar Scheerer), Shrub Rose, dark red, breed by Kordes in 1961, available at 4 nurseries world wide: Les Roses Anciennes de Andre Eve, France; Pepinieres Loubert, France; Pepinieres Prayssacoises, France; La Rosarie Du Berry, France

Oscar Chauvry, Noisiette, medium pink breed 1900 by Chauvry is available only from: La Rosarie du Desert, France

27/04/2012 at 08:28

But do come back and tells us how you get on please.

27/04/2012 at 09:27

Thanks for the information Paul. Its nice to know. My garden at the moment is pretty full and i have to leave certain gaps for Bertie the badger and Yakkerty the fox. But i appreciate you searching.

27/04/2012 at 11:16

We have tulips called Oscar.  Quite an attractive shade of red and not too tall.

27/04/2012 at 13:26

Oh really. They would look super in a pot. Where did you get them from?

27/04/2012 at 14:09
Cia wrote (see)

Oh really. They would look super in a pot. Where did you get them from?

We bought ours from the Keukenhof, while on a trip to Holland, but they should be available from good bulb catalogues.

27/04/2012 at 16:50

Thank you for that - will persue further enquires.

27/04/2012 at 18:12


No garden is too crowded for roses - I have 72

27/04/2012 at 20:10

Gees 72 !!!

28/04/2012 at 17:14

You must have some size of garden!  I have one rose, it's not called Oscar though.

28/04/2012 at 20:14

1/3 acre, but I have a section called a rose garden which has lots of rose bushes almost exclusively. Oh plus 23ish rose cuttings in the greenhouse.

08/08/2012 at 14:58

Hi there,

I have tried in vain to obtain the tulip called 'Oscar', can anyone advise where I can get this from?

08/08/2012 at 15:07


Merv wrote (see)

Hi there,

I have tried in vain to obtain the tulip called 'Oscar', can anyone advise where I can get this from?

A google search later



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