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Please ID White Polyantha or ? ... 5 photos

Posted by roselee z8 SW Texas (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 19, 10 at 2:15

This little rose is growing at the home of a friend's recently deceased father. It's had no extra water or care for years and is hanging in there in 101 degree heat surrounded by sidewalks. I was thinking of taking some cuttings in the fall and wondered what I might be getting. It has some fragrance, but is hard to say how much in the heat of this San Antonio, TX afternoon. Photos taken today.

Flower clusters ...

Flowers and buds ...

Leaves ...

Thorns ...

Bush

The house where it is growing is at least 50 years old, but who knows when this rose was planted. Any ideas?

Thank you!


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RE: Please ID White Polyantha or ? ... 5 photos

It looks like Summer Snow.

Connie

Here is a link that might be useful: Summer Snow on HMF


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RE: Please ID White Polyantha or ? ... 5 photos

Thank you Connie for a quick reply! The flowers, and what I can see of the leaves, DO look like Summer Snow, unless Summer Snow is truly thornless as one report on HMF says.

I don't know how popular a rose Summer Snow has been, but maybe someone here grows it and can verify whether it is thornless.

The old Vintage Garden catalog that I have doesn't say anything about Summer Snow or its thought-to-be-relatives Echo, Tausendschon, etc. being thornless.

Here is a link that might be useful: Another picture of Summer Snow - Countryside Roses


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