What a beauty!

tapdogly(NoVA6)July 8, 2011

We bought our house about a year ago, and it has this rose bush growing about 6 feet tall. It begins blooming in early June and with repeat blooms lasting until the frost. It also has a pleaseant fragrance (sorry, don't know whether I can say the smell is strong comparing to other rose, but it sure smells wonderful!). The flower appears in long stems.

It is an absolute beauty. Do you know what is it? Belinda's dream? Peace?

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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

It's hard to say for sure, as there are several nice hybrid teas in that color range.

Definitely not Peace, which is yellow with a blush.

You mentioned Belinda's Dream, which is a possibility, and I'll put a photo link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Belinda's Dream photos

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 7:03PM
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tapdogly(NoVA6)

Thanks, Petaloid. Yes, it does seem to be a Belinda's Dream. However, by "Googling," I learned that Belinda's Dream can reach a height of 5 feet, but this one is easily 7 feet tall. Maybe we got an extra leggy Belinda. :)

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 9:52AM
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Krista_5NY

Might it be Memorial Day? Hybrid Teas can grow tall. From your pic it looks more like a Hybrid Tea than a shrub type rose.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 12:29PM
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tapdogly(NoVA6)

Great suggestion. I will browse the internet and see what pink hybrid tea fits the bill. Don't think that it is Memorial Day though: if the description of Memorial Day I saw on the internt is accurate, the fragrance of our roses probably is lighter than a Memorial Day, and the flowers are a bit smaller too.

I have avoided hybrid teas because I heard that they are not beginner roses. It would certainly be a strong dose of confidence if ours turns out to be a hyrid tea: I did not "take care of" it at all except water it occasionally and fertilize it a coupe of times. Nor did I prune it (as I don't know how to until a couple of months ago), and is kicking myself for not having done so because this one definitely grows on new growth.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 1:36PM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

If you go to HelpMeFind they have a huge database of rose varieties with photos and descriptions.

Looks like there are rose societies that meet in Freehold and Medford NJ. They could be a good source of free information on your particular soil and climate conditions, and someone there might even recognize your rose.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 6:32PM
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tapdogly(NoVA6)

Thanks!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 10:49AM
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seil zone 6b MI

I don't think it's Memorial Day. Memorial Day has distinctly ruffled/scalloped petals. Belinda's Dream seem more likely but there are a lot of pink HTs.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 9:47PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

The "Freehold" one is Jersey Shore RS (meets in Tinton Falls). I was thinking that the pink was Queen Elizabeth, but the fragrance thing threw me off. I didn't think Belinda's Dream, 'cause it usually isn't that available here, and it is only marginally winter hardy. There is another pink that isn't coming to mind now, it will come to me, though...

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 8:20AM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

Might you have a Bewitched HT?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 11:22AM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Or perhaps Tournament of Roses?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 4:01PM
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tapdogly(NoVA6)

Thanks, everyone! I think that, among others, it could be Sexy Rexy or Tiffany. There are just too many pink HTs (and they are all so beautiful)!! :)

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 4:28PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

If Tiffany, it would have yellow at the base, and a strong fragrance (I have two of them, and it doesn't look like Tiff).

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 1:03PM
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strawchicago 5a IL

I second the_bustopher's nominationn of Bewitched rose for these reasons:

1) tapdogly is from NJ, and Bewitched is very hardy to zone 4.

2) Bewitched is very simple in form.

3) Bewitched is very vigorous and tall

4) Repeat bloom until frost means this hybrid tea is super-hardy, and only Bewitched is hardy to zone 4 among pink HTs.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2012 at 10:34AM
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