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3 Unknown Roses, 1 Dr. Huey Perhaps?

Posted by azmountains_gardener AZ 5b/6a (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 14, 10 at 14:37

I need help identifying three roses, one pink and two red. My parents planted them 25 to 30 years ago and cannot remember their names.

The one for this post is either a climber or rambler. This is the one I would guess is Dr. Huey. My mom says that it's flowers and form (climber/rambler) have always been the same, so no chance of a grafted rose being overtaken by the rootstock. It's canes are 8-10 feet long. It flowers once per year, almost always in late May (though this year it didn't bloom until the middle of June). It's flowers have, on average, about 15 petals. The color is red. The form of the flower is double but open, with golden stamens. It has a very light, spicy scent.

I didn't think of trying to identify these roses until just the other day, so this and the pink rose's flowers are pretty far gone. Therefore, I don't have very good pictures of the flowers.

Here is a link that might be useful: I couldn't put the pictures in this post (the files were too big), so I added them to my Flickr account, so click on this link to go there.

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RE: 3 Unknown Roses, 1 Dr. Huey Perhaps?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 15, 10 at 0:52

Looks different to me in these views. And thanks to supplier(s) grafting roses on it which later die in the final planting sites I have seen 'Dr. Huey' many times.

RE: 3 Unknown Roses, 1 Dr. Huey Perhaps?


Are there any other climbers that it could be, that maybe look like Dr. Huey? The flowers on my bush seem very similar to Dr. Huey.

RE: 3 Unknown Roses, 1 Dr. Huey Perhaps?

Is there anything in particular that makes you think this is not Dr. Huey?

RE: 3 Unknown Roses, 1 Dr. Huey Perhaps?

It does not particularly look like Dr Huey to me either. DH has dusky dark red flowers, these are too bright a red to my mind. And DH has a bright yellow center.

Does it get powdery mildew? Dr Huey always mildews it seems, no matter the climate. No mildew, probably not Dr. Huey.

RE: 3 Unknown Roses, 1 Dr. Huey Perhaps?

I wouldn't assume its not 'Dr. Huey' based on the paler than average bloom color. In every other aspect, the plant looks like 'Dr. Huey' to me. Soil conditions, age of bloom, light/shade conditions all play a part in the intensity of the bloom color. I vote 'Dr. Huey'.

RE: 3 Unknown Roses, 1 Dr. Huey Perhaps?

Does it only bloom 1x a year? If so it may be Paul's Scarlett Climber. It's description says 15-20 petals.

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