Bought a house, inherited a mystery rose (with pics)

freberMay 30, 2007

If at first you don't succeed... ;-)

Hello everyone - My new house has what appears to be a well established old hybrid tea. The last owners let everything go to pot in the yard but somehow this girl survived. She is about five feet tall with small pink blooms that open to about three inches across maximum. My husband tried his hand at pruning her a bit in late winter/spring and I've tried to keep her happy by spraying (her leaves keep turning yellow and falling off in places) and flicking aphids...the latest was some fat green caterpillars who ate right through a couple of buds.

Any idea what kind of rose she is? If anyone has any tips on how to care for her, please let me know. I've never had a rose bush before but am quickly getting enamored! I now have a Charles Aznavour for the side yard and a Darlow's Enigma ordered...

Thanks for your help!


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Charm(Z8 TX)

I don't have a clue...but it is gorgeous!~Charm

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 5:15PM
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triple_b(BC 5b)

sooo pretty!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2007 at 1:53AM
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palustris(Z6 MA)

That's a real winner; excellent photos too.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 3:39PM
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michaelg(7a NC Mts)

My guess is Gene Boerner, one of the finest of all floribundas, and tough enough to survive neglect.

Here is a link that might be useful: HMF GB

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 5:37PM
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How fragrant is it? The pictures are wonderful!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2007 at 11:57PM
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boisenoise(5/6 West)

Could it be 'Queen Elizabeth'? That was one of the more popular roses at one time, and it's tough enough to survive quite a bit of neglect!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2007 at 3:21AM
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