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Identification & care of old rose bush

Posted by pchi2 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 26, 12 at 23:54

My mother has a flowerbed that has had no care for years. It has an old rose bush that needs to be pruned and taken care of. I took a picture of it and another close up to show how thick it is. Can anyone help identify it. Is it a rose bush or a climbing rose? Any ideas on improving its condition would really be appreciated.


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RE: Identification & care of old rose bush

My mother has a flowerbed that has had no care for years. It has an old rose bush that needs to be pruned and taken care of. Can anyone help identify it. Is it a rose bush or a climbing rose? Any ideas on improving its condition would really be appreciated. The first picture was to show how thick the branches are.


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RE: Identification & care of old rose bush

It reminds me of Bloomfield Abundance.

I will put a link below to the first of several pages of photos on HelpMeFind. See what you think:

Here is a link that might be useful: Bloomfield Abundance photos


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RE: Identification & care of old rose bush

Your rose looks like 'Cecile Brunner' to me. If it is, CB is a lovely Polyantha that grows well with minimal pruning and without lots of maintenance.

As far as caring for the rose now, remove anything that's dead. You can also remove an old cane or two, if they are not healthy or blooming well. From what I see, this rose is very healthy and happy overall.

Here is a link that might be useful: Description and photos of Cecile Brunner on Help Me Find.


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