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Queen of Sweden or Geoff Hamilton?

Posted by StarSeven7 6a/SW ON (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 2, 11 at 15:54

I bought this Austin rose this summer and it was labeled L.D. Braithwaite. After it started blooming pale pink, I realized it must have been mislabeled! I started thinking it was Queen of Sweden and even emailed pictures to the David Austin offices and they agreed with me. But after looking at more pictures of Queen of Sweden and comparing it to my rose, I think maybe it looks more like the pictures of Geoff Hamilton that I've seen. Anyone care to weigh in? Thanks!




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RE: Queen of Sweden or Geoff Hamilton?

I agree with you that it looks more like Geoff Hamilton. Queen of Sweden's branches are more upright. How does your rose smell like? Light myrrh as of Queen of Sweden, or like the catalog describes for Geoff Hamilton: light Old Rose fragrance with a hint of apple.

RE: Queen of Sweden or Geoff Hamilton?

I think its Geoff Hamilton. I have QoS and she is not as globular in form. She's more flat when opened. See the pic.

RE: Queen of Sweden or Geoff Hamilton?

Have you considered that this may be Kathryn Morley? In the photo above, the bloom appears to be held on a long stem. That fits David Austin's own description of Kathryn Morley in his book "David Austin's English Roses" (with photos by Clay Perry). The soft pink color looks like Kathryn as well.

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