First Rose of the Season

gldno1May 1, 2011

This is Parson's Pink China rose. It is the first and also the last rose to bloom. I have had it maybe 20 years! I find that hard to believe. I cut it to the ground last year because a seedling tree was growing in the middle. The rose came back but so did the darned tree. I should have painted the stump with diesel.

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helenh(z6 SW MO)

Beautiful. Is it fragrant. Do you have to spray it? I have no luck with roses but love the old fashioned ones and the climbers. I do have Knock Outs and so far so good, but I love those with the cabbage shape and strong rose scent. Yours looks very healthy.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 10:10AM
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gldno1

It gets nothing and is pretty healthy, but, no scent!

What few roses I do have all have wonderful scent. The two new additions are supposed to too.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 10:54AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Pretty color. I love how well pink shows up from a distance.
It's agrivating how tree seeds can find the tiniest spots to germinate in sometimes. Hope you can get rid of it without hurting your rose bush.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 12:25PM
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teeandcee(Florida 9b)

Beautiful! I keep reading chinas aren't hardy up here. Is your's in a protected spot?

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 1:17PM
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