Unidentified Apricot Floribunda

tuderte(USDA 9a equiv.)February 20, 2013

I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me identify this rose. It belongs to a friend of mine who 'inherited' it when she bought a farm in Central Western New South Wales (Australia) seven years ago. The garden had been neglected for some years before she bought the farm and the roses were in a very sorry state.

My observations of this rose are as follows -

It has an enormous stump and I'm guessing that it was planted at the time the house was built, which was very soon after World War 2 - so, it is a rose that would have been widely available in Australia in the early 1950s.

The flowering habit is that of a floribunda
It is not perfumed
The form of the rose is really quite beautiful in all stages
It lasts very well as a cut flower in a vase
As the flower ages the colour tends more towards ivory

If there is any further information I can provide, please let me know.

I will try and attach a link to an album I have on Picasa which contains about ten photos of the rose.

Please excuse me if this doesn't display correctly - it's my first attempt at posting to the web!

Here is a link that might be useful: Unidentified Apricot Floribunda

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seil zone 6b MI

From the picture you posted here I thought maybe Sisters at Heart but then I went to the link and now I'm not so sure. My SaH can be much deeper in color.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 7:39PM
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tuderte(USDA 9a equiv.)

Thank you for your response seil, I don't think it can be Sisters at Heart because my friend's rose is completely devoid of any fragrance, whereas Sisters at Heart is apparently 'very fragrant' - also, my friend's rose was widely available in rural Australia in the early 1950s but Sisters at Heart was only introduced in 2006.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:35PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Well that rules out a lot of them. The only one I saw on HMF that looked similar was one called Narzisse but I have no idea if it was available in Australia.

Here is a link that might be useful: Narzisse

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 4:43PM
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