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Discussion id : 29-657
most recent 8 AUG 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 AUG 08 by greg
Allways on the lookout for roses particullary wild ones. I saw this one from the road a wild rose (R. nutkanas) growing and on on closer inspection noticed that the new shoots growing up were red in colour. Has anyone seen or know the cause of this or is it a normal occurrence? This particular rose is growing in a low lying area alongside a brook in the shade for most of the day with only filter light. This is in Langley B.C. in th Fraser Valley.
Discussion id : 27-204
most recent 20 JUN 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 8 JUN 08 by puzzled
Hi I'm fairly new to roses and have what I was told is a peace rose in my garden (not sure though because it's pure white??). It's a bit battered and not very big, it's only produced about four flowers in the last two years. However this year it has produced a flower that has two centres so it looks like a figure eight when you look down at it. Does anyone know why this has happened? I've looked on the internet but can't find anything about this happening to roses. Thanks.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 17 JUN 08 by Wendy C.
Have you fed this rose? Lack of nutrients can cause a rose to bloom lighter than it should. Though Peace shouldn't be all white. There should be a yellow and pink blush to the bloom.

Dbl centers are a common thing. It is like a conjoined twin, only with a rose blossom.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 20 JUN 08 by Rupert, Kim L.
We've had widely fluctuating temperatures here in the Santa Clarita Valley this spring. It has been the longest, coolest spring in memory. Peace and Chicago Peace have both produced nearly white flowers off and on. You'll find it's common with weather fluctuations.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 20 JUN 08 by anonymous
Hi, thanks for the info. I feed all my roses regularly (my neighbour said i feed them too much??!) i was given this rose by my mother-in-law who had had in for some years in the pot it came in behind her shed....i think that's why it's in a bad way. i put it in my rose garden at the same time as several other roses and they are all thriving. don't suppose you have any suggestions on what else i could do to perk this rose up. As for the colour i wouldnt be suprised if my m-i-l had got the name wrong as she'd lost the tag years back and has no interest in roses.
Discussion id : 20-777
most recent 7 AUG 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 AUG 07 by Jonathan
Hello, my mother has a rose that just will not bloom! I believe it produces blind shoots but it does not display some of the common signs of a blind shoot. It has been recently pruned (all the way to the ground out of frustration). Left alone, it can grow over 6ft with thick stalks no blooms and thorns about a 1/2 an inch long! Is there any way (besides grafting) to make this monster bloom?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 7 AUG 07 by Lyn G

You may be dealing with a once blooming rose that only blooms on old wood. Therefore, if you prune it back this year, there will not be any "old wood" next year for the rose to use to produce blooms. You may want to leave it alone for a couple of years for it to get back into a blooming cycle. With roses that only bloom on old wood, you would prune them after they have flowered. Then the new wood produced prior to the rose going dormant would be "old wood" for the next season.

Discussion id : 14-310
most recent 26 NOV 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 3 OCT 06 by Susie

I just had a hybrid tea produce a "twin" - two separate and  perfrectly formed buds/flowers on one stem.  Is this unusual?????  Both developed normally.



Reply #1 of 5 posted 8 OCT 06 by Jeri Jennings
It is not unusual.  :-)  Sometimes, nature is generous.

Jeri J
Reply #2 of 5 posted 25 NOV 06 by Jeri

My Garden Party did too.  The bud did not open up.  Here is a picture.

I also have had a rose that developed a smaller flower inside/the center of the rose.  Look at both pictures.


Reply #3 of 5 posted 25 NOV 06 by Jeri

My Garden Party had a twin too.

I have also had a rose that had additional flower like blooms from the center of the flower.


Reply #4 of 5 posted 25 NOV 06 by Jeri Jennings
It is a form of proliferation.  Some roses are more subject to it than others, but it's not abnormal.  It is particularly common where the roses have received high nitrogen feeding. 
Reply #5 of 5 posted 26 NOV 06 by Wendy C.
I have this happen occasionally too.  It's nothing to be concerned with.  More often I get a conjoined twin bud.  One bud with two centers and a seam on the outside.
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