Roadside roses

krekspeksfeks(z7 NC)May 31, 2005

What are these roses growing along rural roads and railroads?

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cecily(7 VA)

that's Dorothy Perkins, a large once blooming rambler that roots easily from cuttings and mildews easily as well.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2005 at 8:11PM
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It's pretty when it blooms, isn't it? It's a shame it mildews so much. You'll often see a cherry red-pink rose blooming on roadsides, too, called Excelsa or Red Dorothy Perkins.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2005 at 9:27PM
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krekspeksfeks(z7 NC)

Thank you! The rose is indeed impressive. Do you think it just escaped from somebody's gardens?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2005 at 8:42PM
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Dorothy Perkins has escaped from gardens around here. I often see it growing in front of abandoned homes or where there used to be houses. But it's so vigorous it often ends up a long way from where it started!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2005 at 9:46AM
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