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Discussion id : 109-115
most recent 9 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 MAR by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Who am I??? Please see the four pictures just posted. Bought this rose last summer from Lowe's big box store as a "rambler." Undoubtedly, it is mislabeled, but I would sure like to know who it is. Also obvious that it is a different rose than is grown by the only other poster under this listing -- Teddy63. Grows cleanly with no disease and rampantly here in SoCal, blooms with some repeat, and it blooms along the stem, climber-like. Foliage is small compared to 3 inch flatish bloom size. Please chime in here if you have any info or guesses.

I also found it on Lowe's website with same info as is on the label. See, https://www.lowes.com/cd_Lowes+Plant+Guide_253427968_?url=plant.aspx?code=L26944
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Discussion id : 94-855
most recent 12 SEP 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 SEP 16 by bonbon
today I just missed out on our buying a pink banksia rose or that is what the plant stall operator was selling it as. It was at the Crows Nest Uniting Church Fair at Crows Nest in Queensland, Australia. It looked a lot like 'Red Cascade' foliage to me. No flowers on the plant. I wished I had been a little quicker to purchase this $3.00 cutting grown plant. Does anyone know if it is available in Australia? Or this just a local name?
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 10 SEP 16 by Margaret Furness
I've heard the term "Pink banksia" used for Dorothy Perkins. That might have been a lucky miss, Bonita!
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 10 SEP 16 by bonbon
Perhaps it was Dorothy herself. She who has mildewed her way across Europe I hear.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 10 SEP 16 by Margaret Furness
Lurks on roadsides in the Adelaide Hills, too.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 12 SEP 16 by Patricia Routley
Pat Toolan loaned me a 2000 catalogue once for Rose Cottage Nursery at 24 Second Street, Gawler South, S.A. in 2009 which listed a 'Pink Banksia' with the description - colour varies between light to medium pink blooms.

(When all others have been and gone, 'Dorothy Perkins' and 'Excelsa' are the pride of the fences in December here. No mildew at all.)
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Discussion id : 87-486
most recent 26 AUG 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 AUG 15 by CybeRose
The Rose: its History, Poetry, Culture, and Classification (1856)
S. B. Parsons
(appendix) Commercial Garden and Nursery of Parsons & Co., Flushing, near New York. p. 34
1957 – Banksia Rosea - Rose colored, hardy.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 24 AUG 15 by Patricia Routley
There are some really odd dates there Karl?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 25 AUG 15 by CybeRose
Dear Patricia,
The reference should be "No. 1957".
'Banksia Rosea' is listed under "Miscellaneous Climbing Roses"
Karl
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 26 AUG 15 by Patricia Routley
Thanks.
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Discussion id : 87-502
most recent 26 AUG 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 25 AUG 15 by CybeRose
History of the Rose (1954) p. 88
Roy Shepherd
Although explorers have reported finding a pink form in China, it has never been introduced, and the only variety of that shade is Rosea, a hybrid created by Boursault in 1824, by crossing the double white form with a garden rose of unknown identity. The flowers are larger but not as full as the Double Banks Rose, though the plant is more hardy. This was the best of many Banksiae seedlings raised by Boursault in his conservatory near Paris from a plant that he had brought from England in 1817.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 26 AUG 15 by Patricia Routley
Aha - a breeder and a date.
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