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Initial post 14 MAR 15 by 1
Im skeptical of the parentage. Its not a sport of Climbing America? Maybe? I see whats listed on the web catalog, but I feel like its really incorrect. That color, even from a sport, does not seem possible from that lineage.
Reply #1 of 6 posted 14 MAR 15 by Patricia Routley
Parentage changed to 'America' (JAClam) 1975. That better?
Reply #2 of 6 posted 14 MAR 15 by 1
*party dance* :]
Reply #3 of 6 posted 16 APR 21 by mmanners
Sorry, I'm just now seeing this, but yes, the rose is definitely a sport of America ('JACclam') 1976. I saw the original plant in Dr. Rubert Prevatt's garden in the early 1980s, on which the sport occurred.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 16 APR 21 by jedmar
Where was Dr. Prevatt's garden?
Reply #5 of 6 posted 8 DEC by mmanners
Jedmar, Sorry about the late reply (5 years!) -- just now seeing it. Dr. Prevatt gardened in Lakeland Florida.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 9 DEC by jedmar
No problem, Malcolm! Meanwhile that information had been added.
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most recent 6 DEC HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 DEC by mmanners
Dr. Rubert W. Prevatt. Notice the correct spelling of his first name -- "Rubert" not "Rupert."
Reply #1 of 1 posted 6 DEC by jedmar
Thank you, corrected.
most recent 26 SEP 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 SEP 21 by mmanners
Here's a note on the origin of the name "Fields of the Wood." The rose was found growing at the Fields of the Wood Christian park, near Murphy, North Carolina, perhaps in the 1950s. It was given at that time to Mrs. Mary Hudson of Macon, Georgia. She then gave it to Dr. Charles A. Walker, Jr., in the early to mid-1970s. In the 1980s, Charles gave it to me, and we have propagated and distributed it since, under that name. The park got its name from the King James Bible, Psalm 132:6, "...we found it in the fields of the wood." Many people habitually misspell it (singular "Field" and plural "Woods").

Phillip Robinson also found it in California, and called it "Kocher Red." It was for years listed under that name in the Vintage Roses catalog.

At the Heritage Rose Foundation meeting in El Cerrito, California, in 2005, Dan Russo, from Connecticut, showed a slide of the Brownell rose (1957) 'Rhode Island Red'. I was sitting near Phillip at the time, and I heard him say "That's Kocher Red!" as I was mumbling "That's Fields of the Wood!" It's a very distinctive rose, not easily mistaken for anything else.
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Initial post 8 MAY 15 by mmanners
I'm not sure what this beautiful thing is, but it is likely not R. moschata, which has quite matte, almost fuzzy leaves, and these are quite glossy. Also these flowers don't look quite right for the species.

Malcolm Manners
Reply #1 of 1 posted 19 SEP 21 by JJS
Could this be Rosa Paulii ?
(My own rosa moschata doesn't look like this one either).
Hans Struijk.
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