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Duchesse de Brabant  rose photo courtesy of Seil
Discussion id : 98-176
most recent 7 JAN SHOW ALL
Initial post 26 MAR by Elizabethspetals
I love the yellow in yours. Do you think this is temp or soil related? Mine has never been anything other than soft pink. Lightening a bit as they age. I do love them, but I would love it even more if I got a few blooms like yours once in a while. You have quite a wonderful photo there! Lisa
Reply #1 of 4 posted 26 MAR by Seil
Thank you! I can't say what might have affected the color. It was in a pot on a very hot patio in all day full sun. Maybe that did it. Unfortunately it didn't winter for me and I lost it.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 27 MAR by Elizabethspetals
Too bad it didn't survive. Mine is in full, hot S CA sun, and I have never seen any yellow at all. Anyway, yours was lovely! Lisa
Reply #3 of 4 posted 27 MAR by Salix
Yellow in old garden roses is not so unusual, turns out! The best example is Salet, the moss rose, which reliably has a strong yellow flush to the petal bases in the early morning, just after it starts to open. I also noticed many albas tend to have an ivory tone to the fresh buds.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 7 JAN by Elizabethspetals
Interesting about Salet. I grow it as well, and I’ll look for that yellow next flush.
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