Mystery Rose

scandia(7)May 21, 2006

A OLD house has been torn down about 8 miles from my house. I managed to get permission from the contractor/owner to dig up some old plants.

I dug up some daylily...not sure what it is, it has not bloomed yet, some bulbs and some roses.

I have seen this same rose growing like crazy in misc. wild areas..

The blooms are little (about an inch), multi petal, bright pink roses. And they grow into HUGE bushes. A friend of mine has a rose exactly like this pink one but hers are bright yellow. She said it is a wild rose...hummmmmm

I cannot post a picture right now.

Hopefully someone can help me identify the rose without a picture...Does anybody know what kind of rose this is???

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Do the roses look like these? I have no idea what they are but I see them along the roads.

The folks on the Name That Plant Forum may be able to id this one. You could also try the Name That Rose Forum.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2006 at 5:05PM
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You may have the old Caldwell Pink rose. Do the older blooms had a slightly lavender color to them? Do a Google for Caldwell Pink. - Terry

    Bookmark   May 21, 2006 at 11:15PM
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I can only comment about the rose in the above pic. It fits the description of the unnamed climber, blooming only once in the spring.Caldwell Pink blooms continuously from mid-spring until killing frost.
I hope that scandia will let us know if her found rose continuous to bloom.

Here is a link that might be useful: Unsung Hero in the Rose Garden

    Bookmark   May 22, 2006 at 7:47AM
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I have seen this rose too growing along Hwy. 14 in Prattville. I went there a few days later and the grass was cut, and the roses were gone. :( I too wanted to ID it.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2007 at 9:16AM
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