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most recent 7 JAN 10 SHOW ALL
Initial post 13 MAR 06 by Anonymous-101066
Can you tell me how the rose Kathleen O'Rourke was named as that is my name. Thank you
Reply #1 of 6 posted 14 MAR 06 by Unregistered Guest
Kathleen O'Rourke was named in 1976 for an Australian lady as a gift from her husband. She had two ambitions in life; the first being to launch a ship (which was arranged by husband through his business contacts) and the second was to have a rose named for her.
Reply #2 of 6 posted 30 MAR 06 by Anonymous-101066

Thanks you so much for your answer.  Is there anyplace you can get it?  I live in Arizona and roses do quite well here.


Reply #3 of 6 posted 30 MAR 06 by Unregistered Guest
I'm afraid not;   as far as I know, the rose is no longer commercially available.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 2 JAN 10 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Could someone please move this discussion to the "comments" part of the listing for the rose named Kathleen O'Rourke.

Reply #5 of 6 posted 3 JAN 10 by Patricia Routley
Hi Rosaholic
I can't move those comments but I have been able to put Linda's 2006 comment in the Notes for 'Kathleen O'Rourke'.

(It all reminds me of a 1989 Heritage Roses in Australia journal article which said that one of the members, Beryl Warne "had a ship which is remembered with great affection by those who knew it." It turned out that she ran a shop, not a ship. But she apparently could have ran a ship if she had to.)
Reply #6 of 6 posted 7 JAN 10 by Unregistered Guest
thanks that's neat
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