Red Austin guessing game

stefanb8(z7 MD)June 23, 2007

I know that guess-the-red-Austin isn't an easy one, but I thought it might be fun for everyone to get a piece of this mystery. It's a bodybag rose bought from a box store, obviously an Austin that was renamed "Silent Dreams" by the nursery. My best guess so far is Fisherman's Friend. What do you think?

And, thanks!


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paparoseman(z8 WA. PO.)

Check the scent, Fishermans Friend smells of cloves like a rugosa. It does look like FF to me.


    Bookmark   June 23, 2007 at 11:55PM
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stefanb8(z7 MD)

The clove scent was a no-go. Only old rose in this bloom. I did notice that Othello has the same parentage, but it might take more maturing before I can really tell more. These first blooms can be deceptive :)

Thank you for your help, I'm sort of crossing my fingers that it's Fisherman's Friend and not Othello!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2007 at 7:58PM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

It could be an Austin, but it could also be a Romantica, like Rouge Royale.

The blooms on that one can have looser or tighter form, depending on weather or other factors, and it has nice big shiny foliage like your rose.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rouge Royale (Caruso)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2007 at 10:34PM
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