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Red Austin guessing game

Posted by stefanb8 z7 DC (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 23, 07 at 20:13

I know that guess-the-red-Austin isn't an easy one, but I thought it might be fun for everyone to get a piece of this mystery. It's a bodybag rose bought from a box store, obviously an Austin that was renamed "Silent Dreams" by the nursery. My best guess so far is Fisherman's Friend. What do you think?

And, thanks!


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RE: Red Austin guessing game

Check the scent, Fishermans Friend smells of cloves like a rugosa. It does look like FF to me.


RE: Red Austin guessing game

The clove scent was a no-go. Only old rose in this bloom. I did notice that Othello has the same parentage, but it might take more maturing before I can really tell more. These first blooms can be deceptive :)

Thank you for your help, I'm sort of crossing my fingers that it's Fisherman's Friend and not Othello!

RE: Red Austin guessing game

It could be an Austin, but it could also be a Romantica, like Rouge Royale.

The blooms on that one can have looser or tighter form, depending on weather or other factors, and it has nice big shiny foliage like your rose.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rouge Royale (Caruso)

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