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Pink/Red/Coral Rose, Possible Antique

Posted by azmountains_gardener 5b/6a, Sunset 2b, AZ (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 9, 10 at 20:32

The bush is about 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. The sepals are very long (which is why I think it may be an antique). When the sepals first pull back, the petals are a very dark red (see the pictures at the link below). As the flower opens, the color turns into something between red and pink...like a coral pink or coral red. The flowers are double and quite flat. They have a classic rose scent that is very, very light. The canes are very thorny. It is remontant. It was planted about 30 years ago.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click here for my pictures. Click on each individual picture to see a larger image and any notes.


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RE: Pink/Red/Coral Rose, Possible Antique

I don't think it's an antique rose. Quite a few modern hybrid teas have long sepals like that. And the leaves are definitely modern. Probably an older hybrid tea. Take a look at Tropicana and see if it looks familiar.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tropicana with sepals on HMF


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RE: Pink/Red/Coral Rose, Possible Antique

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 8, 10 at 16:21

Reminds me of Europeana, maybe something of that ilk.


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