ID this very old rose?
As most of you know, I have been trying to identify old roses in my garden which were planted by my DH's ancestors over the last 100 years.
Most of them have been identified with your help. Yesterday, I noticed one which I keep forgetting about, because it is literally growing in the middle of a large Japanese quince bush, and is invisible except for this time of year, when it puts out a few blooms. I rooted it once, and planted two plants at my MIL's house in full sun. It got about 2 1/2 feet tall, and of course repeated. The canes were very thin and sort of flopped over, because the blooms are so heavy. The blooms are VERY double - never counted the petals - but not sure I can count that high!
The ones I rooted are gone, as my MIL's house was sold and the garden completely re-done. My original plant is still going, to my amazement. It, as you might imagine, has climbed up to get some sun from out of the middle of the quince bush, and its tallest parts are about 7-8 feet above the ground. Here is a picture of a fully open bloom - I will post a few more in sequential posts, as I have not figured out how to post more than one picture at a time. Any thoughts or welcome as to who (or even what kind of rose) it may be. Thanks -