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Roadside roses

Posted by krekspeksfeks z7 NC (My Page) on
Tue, May 31, 05 at 19:49

What are these roses growing along rural roads and railroads?

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RE: Roadside roses

that's Dorothy Perkins, a large once blooming rambler that roots easily from cuttings and mildews easily as well.

RE: Roadside roses

It's pretty when it blooms, isn't it? It's a shame it mildews so much. You'll often see a cherry red-pink rose blooming on roadsides, too, called Excelsa or Red Dorothy Perkins.

RE: Roadside roses

Thank you! The rose is indeed impressive. Do you think it just escaped from somebody's gardens?

RE: Roadside roses

Dorothy Perkins has escaped from gardens around here. I often see it growing in front of abandoned homes or where there used to be houses. But it's so vigorous it often ends up a long way from where it started!

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