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the most bodacious pink rose ever!

Posted by msbumble z6 NJ (My Page) on
Tue, May 22, 12 at 17:31

Can you help me ID (or even just categorize) this rose? It is close to 6 ft tall, blooms prolifically in spite of neglect, and has been on the property for at least 25 years. The blooms do not seem to be highly fragrant. It has been entirely pest and disease-free the whole time. Follow link to photos of blooms, base, and overall shape.
Thanks.

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RE: the most bodacious pink rose ever!

Queen Elizabeth?

Here is a link that might be useful: Queen E on Helpmefind


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Re Queen Elizabeth - I'm pretty sure this isn't it. QE is thornless for one thing, it's buds are pointed which these are not, and the flower is different in color and shape. Thanks for the suggestion though.


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QE is not thornless, but I agree that there's no way it could be QE. My best classic pinks after QE are Tiffany and Bewitched. It's not Tiffany, but there is a possibility that it could be Bewitched. Take a look at the "Photos" tab here:
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.676&tab=36

Bewitched came out in 1967, so it easily fits your age requirement.


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Bewitched is very close, but I don't think that's it. My rose blossoms have more petals & look different before opening. The lower stems have a lot more thorns as well. What type of rose is Bewitched?
Thanks,
MsB


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Well, it was just a guess. Looking again at your pics, if that fence is at least 3 feet tall (or more?), I think what you have is a Climber of some sort. Bewitched is a Hybrid Tea (your blooms definitely have the form of a hybrid tea). It can get to 6-8 feet in a good growing season, but yours looks much taller than that.

There are many Climbers that have hybrid tea form, and many hybrid teas have a Climber "sport" version.


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There is a rose show at the Moorestown Mall in Moorestown, NJ tomorrow (May 26) opening at 1 PM. If you bring a bloom and some of the foliage, someone there may be able to help identify. There are a lot of pink hybrid teas, and it can be difficult to match via photo due to variations in color and petal count due to weather.


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I always thought Hybrid Teas tended to be less robust and very disease-prone. Am I wrong about that?
Thanks for mentioning the rose show; though I won't make it to this one it's a resource I hadn't though of.


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 12 at 19:19

It depends more on the individual variety than the class. Some HTs are very vigorous growers, fairly disease resistant and winter hardy. And then then there are some shrubs and even OGRs that are wimpy growers and disease magnets. It all depends on the rose and the spot it's planted in.


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At first I wondered about Aloha, but it is described as a fragrant rose.

Here is a link that might be useful: Aloha at Helpmefind


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I wonder if it could be the climber Viking Queen?


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Aloha ages to a paler pink on the outside petals as the bloom ages. Otherwise it looks like Aloha to me as well.


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