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Roses for new split rail fence

Posted by beckyeaves Shelby County (My Page) on
Thu, May 29, 08 at 19:06

I finally talked my husband into building me a split rail fence...I have seen these roses (running it appears) on the sides of the road usually near where old home places would have been...usually pink (small clusters of small roses with lots of thorns). Would it be feasible to dig up some of these for my new fence? Does anyone have any idea what kind of roses these might be and if they are pretty hardy...which I would think they would be since they really aren't being maintained in the overgrown areas I've seen them in....Or does anyone have a better idea for my fence row?


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RE: Roses for new split rail fence

The roses you see are probably what the old folks call "Seven Sisters" roses. These are old polyantha roses which can have up to 7 blooms on a bloom scape. There are a number of different roses mistakenly called 7 sisters roses. Most of them only bloom in late spring or early summer. Do a Google search on 'Seven Sisters Rose' with quotes and read up on them. I have a running rose which my M-I-L called Seven Sisters but I believe it is Climbing Caldwell Pink. It blooms a medium-to-light pink with a lavender overcast and turns lighter pink as it ages. It runs up a trellis and for 2 or 3 weeks each year it is beautiful. The rest of the year it is a green shade cover over the yard swing.


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