Post 2... Another pic of my climbing rose.

beth1(LA - Zone 8)June 20, 2005

Sorry, I didn't know how to add another pic to my first post. Here's a close of up the climbing rose in question

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Ron_B

'Dorothy Perkins'.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 6:19PM
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beth1(LA - Zone 8)

Hi Ron,

I agree that it looks a lot like a 'Dorothy Perkins' but mine doesn't produce hips. Any other suggestions? ;o)

Thanks a bunch,
Beth

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 8:32PM
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beth1(LA - Zone 8)

I thought I'd add a few more things that I know about this rose... it only has a faint hint of fragrance & it does not have any problems with mildew, etc. It is very hardy. I have it growing in full sun without any problems... and I live in Louisiana where we have very hot summers! ;o)

I'd really love to positively id this rose if possible. The old homeplace where it was dug up no longer exists. My husband said that years ago when he was a boy (he'll be 50 this year) that there was an old well on the place but not a house & he remembers the rose growing there even then. So-o-o it's obviously been around for a while. So I hope this all helps a little.

Blessings,
Beth

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 11:43PM
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trospero(8)

I believe that is 'Dorothy Perkins'. Dorothy does not produce hips, nor does it always have mildew problems.

Paul

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 10:58AM
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beth1(LA - Zone 8)

Thanks Paul. What threw me off is that I've gotten conflicting info on the web. The link to the page below says that it produces 'bright orange, elongated hips' and mine doesn't nor does it have a strong fragrance.

Blessings,
Beth

Here is a link that might be useful: Dorothy Perkins

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 11:37AM
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neroseman(6b NewEngland)

Flowers are too large & non-mildewing foliage not correct shape for 'Dorothy Perkins'. Most likely 'Lady Gay' (1905), an excellent rambler. BTW, the small-flowered wichurana ramblers are not generally known for great displays of hips.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 11:41AM
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beth1(LA - Zone 8)

Hi NEroseman,

I don't think 'Lady Gay' is it either. From the description of 'Lady Gay':

"Orange-pink & orange-pink blend blooms. Strong fragrance."

My rose tends to be a pale pink to pink in color & doesn't have much of a fragrance at all.
Man, this can be mind boggling with all the roses out there(Rubbing head)! LOL
It may be a while, since my rose only blooms once it year, but as soon as it blooms again I'm going
to try & get some more close up shots of it with a petal count, etc. ;o)

Blessings,
Beth

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 2:29PM
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neroseman(6b NewEngland)

OK, Beth, & keep 'Lady Gay' on the possibilities list. She opens deep (cherry) pink & fades lighter pink, with a slight fragrance. Starts to bloom a week or so later than 'Dorothy Perkins'.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 3:25PM
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beth1(LA - Zone 8)

Thanks NEroseman, I will do that. If you come with anything else please let me know; I'm still looking. ;-)

Blessings,
Beth

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 3:58PM
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loveyone(9b)

It might be a jean lajoie.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2005 at 11:50PM
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beth1(LA - Zone 8)

Hi loveyone,

I did a little research on the 'Jeanne Lajoie' rose & this cannot be it. The 'Jeanne Lajoie' was bred in 1975 (we know for a fact that our rose is much older than this) and it is a repeat bloomer which ours is not. ;o)

Blessings,
Beth

    Bookmark   June 24, 2005 at 7:43AM
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Tenderheart_Zone5

Beth, I'm watching this thread with great interest--This is a beautiful Rose. Good luck. :)

    Bookmark   June 27, 2005 at 4:29PM
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beth1(LA - Zone 8)

Thanks Tenderheart, I appreciate it. ;-)

Blessings,
Beth

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 7:56AM
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beth1(LA - Zone 8)

Is there a chance that this could be 'Seven Sisters'? Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. ;-)

Blessings,
Beth

This is a comment from someone at the Antique Rose Emporium:
"I think Dorothy Perkins is a good guess. Mildew can come and go without badly affecting these roses any year. Seven Sisters is another possibility as those were commonly used in the early 1900."

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 11:18AM
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