"Crestline Mulberry" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Ben Boorman
Medium pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Pink. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
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Thank you to whom ever put this rose on Help Me Find! In the 80s, I belonged to the Corvair Club. Every Valentine's Day we would go to the club secretary's cabin in Crestline, Ca. One year, we went up for several days and spent some time wandering around town. I have always liked antique and junk shops, so when the Mulberry Tree Antiques came into view, we went in to browse.
I noticed they had an OGR growing beside the drive. I asked the shop owner about it and if I might collect some cuttings. He said he bought the place with the rose and didn't want it. He'd tried to scrape it off with a snow plow, salted it, dug it up and it continued to grow and flower. I took home rooted suckers and named it "Crestline Mulberry" because it was from the Mulberry Tree Antique shop in Crestline, Ca. It's been spread around for a number of years now. Leonie Bell studied it in my Newhall, CA garden and declared it must be of the "Bengal" type. Syl Arena offered it in his first rose catalog. He collected it at The Huntington Library in San Marino, Ca, where it still grew this past January (2010), and where it's been for over twenty years. Kim Rupert.