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'Alba Maxima' rose Reviews & Comments
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most recent 26 JUN 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 JUN 18 by Andrew from Dolton
I found this rose growing in an old cottage garden ten years ago and I pinched a small slip from it. Four years ago I moved it but I could not have removed all the roots. A shoot appeared later in the year and I've left it to grow. However this new plant only has semi-double flowers not the fully double with a button eye that 'Alba Maxima' has.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 26 JUN 18 by Patricia Routley
I wonder if it the shoot that appeared was a seedling, and not part of the original plant? The seed might have liked the disturbed soil and space.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 26 JUN 18 by Andrew from Dolton
'Alba Maxima' does not set seed in my garden, the original plant from which my plant came from is growing in a warmer location and does set a few hips. The shoot that grew from the roots remaining in the soil was too strong and vigorous growing to be a seedling. I was wondering if 'Alba Maxima' might be a chimera?
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