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Discussion id : 96-175
most recent 4 DEC 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 DEC 16 by Andrew from Dolton
Does anyone know the name of this rose? My neighbour's mother planted it years ago. It was sold by a nurseryman as a "hedging rose". It has made a very dense suckering thicket about 2 metres high. The leaves have a distinct bluish sheen. I thought it could have been one of the Penzance briars but the leaves have no apple scent. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.
Discussion id : 80-843
most recent 10 OCT 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 2 OCT 14 by Margaret Furness
Anyone know this one? Photo taken very early in the (spring) season - few roses are out. Early enough to wonder if it's an Alister Clark rose. The bush is about 1.6m high, with very prickly bare legs. The flower colour is nearer red than pink (the camera doesn't show it well), and it fades and blues a bit with age. Little perfume. Others in the row are a small floribunda and a couple reverted to R indica major, which hasn't been used much as an understock in the last 40 years here, except by backyard growers for a hardware chain. The building may be more recent than the rose. Zone 9b.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 3 OCT 14 by Jane Z
bloom is a very 'AC hue' where sun glasses for safe viewing are advisable :)

wonder if shape & height is a consequence of the plant being bumped & jostled by pedestrians & therefore subject to fairly informal but frequent 'tip pruning'?
Reply #2 of 5 posted 4 OCT 14 by Patricia Routley
Margaret, I'd guess you would know 'Norah Cunningham'? It is a climber , but prickly and about the same colour.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 4 OCT 14 by Margaret Furness
Could be, though this one's overall impression is of a red rose. The closest so far.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 10 OCT 14 by Eric Timewell
Looks to me like McGredy's Isobel of 1916.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 10 OCT 14 by Patricia Routley
Seems to have more petals than 'Isobel's five petals
Discussion id : 79-849
most recent 9 AUG 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 AUG 14 by Sherrell72
I'm desperately looking for a Yellow Graceland rose by Jackson & Perkins. It was my MIL's favorite rose, she passed away in 2003 & I would like to donate one in her memory to the rose garden where her ashes are. Does anyone know where I might be able to get one? Jackson & Perkins had to destroy all their plants because of a disease so I'm not able to get one from them. Any help would be really appreciated.
Discussion id : 77-551
most recent 11 APR 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 APR 14 by Maureen B-G
3rd attempt.......
I'm trying to find a rose called The Octogenarian bred by Gerry Twomey, who was a friend of my dad. I want to plant it in his memory.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 10 APR 14 by billy teabag
Do you know whether this rose went under any different names?
Reply #4 of 4 posted 11 APR 14 by Maureen B-G
Hi Billy
He did a series of roses called Dream Roses, but it was not part of that series. I'm sure that was the only name.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 11 APR 14 by Jay-Jay
Hello Maureen,
The name of the breeder is Jerry F. Twomey and the only memberphoto of him is uploaded by: HMF member Bob Gregory.
It might be a possibillity, that Bob knows more about the the rose, that You are searching for....
Btw, Gerry F. Twomey bred more roses, see:
And Bailey Nurseries of St. Paul, Minnesota, has introduced many hardy roses he bred.
Good luck on Your Quest!
Reply #3 of 4 posted 11 APR 14 by Maureen B-G
Thank you Jay Jay I'll try them both.
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