the most bodacious pink rose ever!

msbumble(z6 NJ)May 22, 2012

Can you help me ID (or even just categorize) this rose? It is close to 6 ft tall, blooms prolifically in spite of neglect, and has been on the property for at least 25 years. The blooms do not seem to be highly fragrant. It has been entirely pest and disease-free the whole time. Follow link to photos of blooms, base, and overall shape.

Thanks.

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donaldvancouver(cool wet z8)

Queen Elizabeth?

Here is a link that might be useful: Queen E on Helpmefind

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 10:12PM
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msbumble(z6 NJ)

Re Queen Elizabeth - I'm pretty sure this isn't it. QE is thornless for one thing, it's buds are pointed which these are not, and the flower is different in color and shape. Thanks for the suggestion though.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 8:58AM
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rosetom(7 Atl)

QE is not thornless, but I agree that there's no way it could be QE. My best classic pinks after QE are Tiffany and Bewitched. It's not Tiffany, but there is a possibility that it could be Bewitched. Take a look at the "Photos" tab here:
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.676&tab=36

Bewitched came out in 1967, so it easily fits your age requirement.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 8:22AM
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msbumble(z6 NJ)

Bewitched is very close, but I don't think that's it. My rose blossoms have more petals & look different before opening. The lower stems have a lot more thorns as well. What type of rose is Bewitched?
Thanks,
MsB

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 10:13PM
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rosetom(7 Atl)

Well, it was just a guess. Looking again at your pics, if that fence is at least 3 feet tall (or more?), I think what you have is a Climber of some sort. Bewitched is a Hybrid Tea (your blooms definitely have the form of a hybrid tea). It can get to 6-8 feet in a good growing season, but yours looks much taller than that.

There are many Climbers that have hybrid tea form, and many hybrid teas have a Climber "sport" version.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 8:53AM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

There is a rose show at the Moorestown Mall in Moorestown, NJ tomorrow (May 26) opening at 1 PM. If you bring a bloom and some of the foliage, someone there may be able to help identify. There are a lot of pink hybrid teas, and it can be difficult to match via photo due to variations in color and petal count due to weather.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 9:55AM
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msbumble(z6 NJ)

I always thought Hybrid Teas tended to be less robust and very disease-prone. Am I wrong about that?
Thanks for mentioning the rose show; though I won't make it to this one it's a resource I hadn't though of.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 5:36PM
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seil zone 6b MI

It depends more on the individual variety than the class. Some HTs are very vigorous growers, fairly disease resistant and winter hardy. And then then there are some shrubs and even OGRs that are wimpy growers and disease magnets. It all depends on the rose and the spot it's planted in.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 7:19PM
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Krista_5NY

At first I wondered about Aloha, but it is described as a fragrant rose.

Here is a link that might be useful: Aloha at Helpmefind

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 9:27PM
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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

I wonder if it could be the climber Viking Queen?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 8:02PM
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paulacummings

Aloha ages to a paler pink on the outside petals as the bloom ages. Otherwise it looks like Aloha to me as well.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 8:52PM
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