Quartered Light Apricot Rose

Orgle(5b)June 23, 2013

I recently purchased this lovely rose, and discovered it was mislabeled. I have no idea how I missed the very obvious hybrid tea pictured on the label, but this beauty definitely isn't 'Day Breaker'.

The blossoms are just over 3" wide, fully quartered, & nearly flat when open (slightly dished). They quickly nod, then fade from a light apricot/warm yellow to soft cream. The oldest flowers have some pink tinges on the outer petals (probably from the rain). It smells wonderfully fruity, maybe a bit like strawberries.

The thorns are quite large and deep red.

The foliage doesn't have any outstanding features, other than being pretty much disease free during a very wet spring.

The plant is currently ~3 feet tall and looks rather airy -- more like A Shropshire Lad than Graham Thomas.

The label says St. Catharines, ON, so I assume it comes from JC Bakker, and the closest rose on their product list is Crown Princess Margareta.

Any thoughts would be appreciated! :)










This post was edited by Orgle on Sun, Jun 23, 13 at 16:03

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seil zone 6b MI

Maybe one of the Austin's?

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 4:29PM
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Longfei Yu

definitely not Graham Thomas. I have two " Graham Thomas", and I know what they look like.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 5:25PM
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AmyyUT(6)

that's a "Jude the Obscure" by David Austin- my favorite rose :-) My Jude recovered from root break when I had a hard time getting him out of the pot last summer. Wanna lend me a hand on i.d.'ing my yellow wonder :-)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 8:17PM
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Orgle(5b)

Hmm.. I don't know about it being Jude the Obscure. All the pictures I've seen of it show a very cupped bloom form -- almost ball-like -- which then opens to show off the stamens. Mine is truly quartered; you can't see the stamens until the petals fall off.

If it's an Austin, I would say it's a Crown Princess Margareta, based on a thread I found on these forums

Thanks for your input :)

Here is a link that might be useful: CPM on Gardenweb

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:36PM
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cjrosaphile(z8 Pacific NW)

Definitely an Austin -- possibly a Romantica however they are usually not as fragrant. Check out Molineux and Pegasus on Help Me Find and be sure to look thru several pages at the variety of blooms before deciding. Some folks are all that great at taking photos.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 2:42AM
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gar99010

All of those pics look like my crown princess

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 3:05PM
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gar99010

All of those pics look like my crown princess

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 6:18PM
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cjrosaphile(z8 Pacific NW)

Here's a photo of my crown princess margareta. . .what do you think?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 2:14AM
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cjrosaphile(z8 Pacific NW)

Here's a photo of my crown princess margareta. . .what do you think?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 2:15AM
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Orgle(5b)

Thank you for your suggestions! I would have to agree that it definitely looks like Crown Princess Margareta. I just didn't have enough experience with the variety to be sure.

Now that I feel pretty sure it'll need support, I can contemplate what I want to use :) Thanks again!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 5:59PM
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