Rose died, coming up from roots

caththegardenerMay 14, 2011

Hi - We had a very wet, cold and soggy winter. Two of my David Austin's had the upper part die, but now there is new growth coming up from the roots. I'm sure one looks to be a grafted (Tamora) and Abraham Darby which is the two year old plant and is hard to tell if it's grafted or not, but it has lots of new growth coming up from the roots.

I'm wondering what the chances are that the new growth is from the rose I bought or from what it was grafted on? And what rose do they use for grafting?

I love roses but really don't know a lot about them, but have usually had good luck with the other roses in my garden which includes other David Austins planted in similar conditions.


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If the growth does not produce flowers this year, it is most probably rootstock.

Probably Dr. Huey was the root stock. If you leave the growth until next year you can get small dark red flowers in spring. Dr. Huey is a once-a-year bloomer.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 12:00AM
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Dr. Huey is also a climbing rose, so if the new canes are notably longer than Tamora or Abraham Darby were for you the chances are probably good that Mother Nature has decided to replace your roses with Dr. Huey.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 1:50AM
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Thank you both. I guess I'll hold out a little hope that they aren't Dr. Huey since I loved the flowers on Tamora and Abraham Darby. The weather we've had and been having are really testing my garden right now.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 6:48PM
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