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Found this purple rose picture on the internet

Posted by jenn1514 fl (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 30, 08 at 23:26

I found this purple rose picture on the internet and was curious if it was actually a real rose(not one photoshopped) and what it was called. I can't upload the image but here is the address http://www.dkimages.com/discover/DKIMAGES/Discover/Home/Plants/Ornamental-Groups/Shrubs/Rosales/Rosaceae/Rosa/Modern-Roses/Large-flowered-Bush/Rosa-Alecs-Red/index.html. The site called it an Alec's Red but it is definitely not red. I looked at the hmf website and it did not look anything like the name. I would love to know the name so I can go about purchasing it somewhere. I love how it is such a deep purple. Thanks for any help you can give me.


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RE: Found this purple rose picture on the internet

Someone has used photo software like photoshop to make a red rose look purple. Alec's Red is red.

There are many purple and lavender roses in commerce, but it would be best to get in touch with someone at your local rose society (Florida?) to recommend ones that would do well in your climate.

I'll put a link to a page for your area, and if you scroll down to Florida you will see 18 rose societies listed. You could just e-mail or phone a local contact for advice.

Here is a link that might be useful: Deep South District rose societies


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RE: Found this purple rose picture on the internet

That photo has been manipulated to look purple. 'Alec's Red' is red, not purple at all. Try hunting down either 'Midnight Blue' or 'Ebb Tide' if you want beautiful purples.


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RE: Found this purple rose picture on the internet

I think they got their photos mixed up. Their photo of Big Purple is red. I bet their photo for Alec's Red is really Big Purple and vice versa.


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RE: Found this purple rose picture on the internet

Except that Stephens' Big Purple usually isn't all that purple either...

Here is a link that might be useful: Stephens' Big Purple at HelpMeFind.com


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RE: Found this purple rose picture on the internet

Here is one of the photos of Big Purple from HMF. I think it looks very much like the photo from the link for Alec's Red.

http://www.helpmefind.com/plant/pics.php?l=2.5968.1&nr=-79654


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