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Discussion id : 101-636
most recent 30 JUN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 JUN by Andrew from Dolton
Not the best picture I've ever taken. I found this rose some years ago in my grandmother's garden. I always thought it was 'The Bishop' but the leaves are far too rough and puckered. It grows about 1 metre high blooms once and suckers and has very scented flowers.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 JUN by Patricia Routley
Have a look at the file called "Mrs. Something"
Reply #2 of 2 posted 30 JUN by Andrew from Dolton
Thanks Patricia, that is particularly interesting. Back in April I found a scrap of a rose growing by a ruined cottage that has leaves very similar to 'Mrs Something', "the soft leaf texture is pale green, darkening with age and sometimes having a hint of blue and reddish margins", they also have a distinct puprlish sheen to their puckerred surface. But the stems are cover in red prickles in the manner of 'Barrone Prevost' and like B P it has thin smooth stipules. Found in thick woodland, I doubt it had flowered for almost a century, already it has made four very vigorous growths, I am just TOO impatient waiting for it to bloom again!
Discussion id : 99-428
most recent 17 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 MAY by Ryandd59
So, I bought several "body-bag" roses this spring, and all have done surprisingly well, and have been exactly what I expected. I did lost one, but that was unfortunately my fault... however, this one bloomed this morning, and is definitely not what was labeled. I had expected princess de Monaco. I have searched and searched but cannot find an exact match as to what this is. I do t particularly think I like it, but am giving it a chance. Any idea what it is?
Discussion id : 99-146
most recent 8 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 MAY by Margaret Furness
This was bought as Dupontii, but it repeats, and the hips are quite different. Musk-type scent. Arching shrub-climber. It has hooked prickles, which I haven't shown well. White single flowers, growing along the branch and in a cluster at the end. Plant on its own roots, doesn't sucker. Photos below were taken in autumn, in South Australia zone 9b. Study name is "Barbara Diesing's rose". Any suggestions?
Discussion id : 73-073
most recent 3 JUN SHOW ALL
Initial post 15 JUL 13 by Darrell
Does anyone know of a multiflora hybrid with a few scattered black thorns?
Reply #1 of 7 posted 16 JUL 13 by Patricia Routley
I have particularly noticed the large, ageing to pitch-black, thorns on a foundling which I believe to be 'Mme. d'Arblay'. This rose had R. multiflora as a seed parent and has fimbriated stipules. This foundling, with photos is on HelpMefind under "Lynne Joyce's Rambler".
Reply #2 of 7 posted 16 JUL 13 by Darrell
Patricia, thank you so much. The photos on HMF match nearly everything I recorded on this rose--the long stemmed clusters, the widely scattered black thorns, the long fringed stipules, the prickles on the reverse of the petiole, etc. The only difference is the color: the rose I saw had its petals margined in pink fading to blush or white. I did check the photos and comments on 'Mme d'Arblay', which occasionally was said to be "flesh-white", which I suppose could be a pale pink. But then the rose I saw was growing in some shade and somewhat sandy soil, which may have affected the color as well.

I saw the plant last month in the old pioneer town of Jacksonville, Oregon in the graveyard of the small, old St. Andrew's church (which contained a variety of old roses).

I'm trying to write an article about that old cemetery rose garden.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 18 JUL 13 by Patricia Routley
A pleasure to help in any way, Darrell. Is your foundling on HelpMefind? Perhaps other people may be able to help further if they see photos. Your words "margined in pink" are valuable.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 18 JUL 13 by Darrell
Sad to say, my photo was not very good--too poor for accuracy--and so I deleted it. I should have taken more, but I was on a schedule and had more to see in that graveyard garden. I guess it requires another trip north.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 2 JUN by Andrew from Dolton
This is very similar to the rose I grow as 'Russelliana'.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 3 JUN by Patricia Routley
Sorry Andrew, I don't understand. Darrell's foundling is blush white, margined in pink. 'Mme. D'Arblay' is white. 'Russelliana' is purple.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 3 JUN by Andrew from Dolton
Oh soz, I put the comment in the wrong place.
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