looking for a rose I remember

jannie(z7 LI NY)July 24, 2005

My grandmother grew many roses bushes during the 1940s thru 1960s. She passed a long time ago. I happened to drive by her old house, and the yard has been completely changed. All lawn now, the roses are totally gone. I would love to re-create her garden. I have about a dozen roses myself, beenm growing them for just about a year. One rose I especially would like to find: It had shiny dark green leaves, small pale pink flowers. Not a repeat bloomer, as far as I remember. I don't recall whether they had a fragrance. Can anyone suggest the name?

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The fairy?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2005 at 6:35PM
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The Fairy repeats all summer. Was it a climbing rose? If so, I'm thinking it's one of the Wichurana Ramblers from the turn of the (previous) century.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2005 at 2:32PM
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bebble(z8 E.TX)

alot of times (in my experience) people often remember Seven Sisters (once bloomer, climbing); however, it doesn't have shiney leaves IMHO...

how big did it grow in your area? Was it really thorny, did she deadhead it reg. or leave the spent blooms (if so did they produce hips)? Oh, and can you remember the gen. shape of the blooms?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 2:07PM
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The shiny leaves are why I think it may be a wichurana (if it happens to be a climber).

Do you remember whether it had any fragrance?

    Bookmark   July 29, 2005 at 9:45AM
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madspinner(z7 WA skagit)

American Pillar has shiney green leaves, and small pink flowers... but they are bright pink rather than pale. It blooms only once and has no scent.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2005 at 4:13PM
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Maybe it was Cecile Brunner?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2005 at 9:19AM
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