Is this Mrs BR Cant?

odyssey3(7 noVA)July 8, 2014

I moved and dug up some of my roses and moved them to pots to take with me. The tag on this one got lost, but I am pretty sure it is Mrs BR Cant. Can anyone confirm? The only other possible rose I had of this color would be Gertrude Jekyll, but I don't think that's this one.

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buford(7 NE GA)

Definitely the right color and the way it is putting out those long canes. I would say yes.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 6:55PM
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odyssey3(7 noVA)

Thanks Buford. I think so too. I don't think it is enough like Gertrude Jekyll and that is the only other possibility.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 7:15PM
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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

I agree with buford. This is the typical look of Mrs. B. R. Cant. Another way to tell is the fragrance. GJ is heavily fragrant and to my nose Mrs. B. R. Cant has very little scent, and certainly not the heavier old rose smell of GJ.


    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 8:27PM
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paparoseman(z8 WA. PO.)

Sure looks like Mrs. B.R. Cant to me also. The foliage matches as does the bloom.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:20PM
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odyssey3(7 noVA)

Thank you Ingrid and Paparoseman. I am considering this confirmed enough to tag. I am so bad with smells--it does have a pretty good smell but definitely not heavy. More like clean citrus to me.

So I am thinking that, like any tea, Mrs Cant will not be happy with much pruning. I wonder when I will have more than that one long cane.

This post was edited by odyssey3 on Tue, Jul 8, 14 at 23:58

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 11:55PM
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buford(7 NE GA)

My Mrs. BR Cant was huge. This winter, everything above ground died off. But the roots survived and now she is about 3x3 feet of new growth.

What I did when it was time to prune, was take out entire canes rather than shorten canes. It can get too many canes and then gets weighed down with too many blooms and you can get broken canes. I would do that every couple of years.

I have to move mine too, so it's good that is fairly small. I did take some cuttings, just in case.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 6:42AM
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odyssey3(7 noVA)

Thanks for the good advice Buford. Mine was only in the ground about 2 years before I had to move her, so I didn't really prune except for dead wood.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 2:25PM
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