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'R. virginiana' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 81-645
most recent 14 NOV 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 NOV 14 by Jay-Jay
Could any-one comment on the photo's I uploaded for this Rose, for its identity is questioned.
Someone thinks, that it is in fact R. carolina.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 13 NOV 14 by Patricia Routley
From our photos, I think you (in the Netherlands) and I (in Australia) have the same rose. I can vaguely remember reading, somewhere, that because R. virginiana got to Europe in 1724, many different clones developed over the years. There is good line drawing of R. Carolina from Th. Nietner, "Die Rose", 1880 in HelpMeFind, but no equivalent one of R. virginiana. For what they are worth I will attach here blurry photocopies of both roses from the reprinted Parsons’ illustrations in Ellen Willmott’s ‘The Genus Rosa’. The photos of R. carolina from HelpMeFind’s member Tesilvers could also be looked at.

From the photos taken by hmfusr of R. virginiana at the Werribee State Rose Garden, Melbourne, they probably have another species there, for her photo No. 249754 shows smooth receptacles.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 14 NOV 14 by Jay-Jay
Thank You Patricia, for Your answer.
But as You said it's difficult, especially for me from copies of copies.
The doubtful person said that R. carolina spreads on by roots and that R. virginiana doesn't...
But if that is true? I doubt that.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 14 NOV 14 by Jay-Jay
As for the receptacles (or hips): They have to be prickley like mine?
Discussion id : 65-307
most recent 24 JUN 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 JUN 12 by Jay-Jay
This grows on own root very well on bad ground, in the shade and at dry places; even under trees and even in situations where all those bad habitats are merged!
It flourishes and suckers. It might even overgrow the garden, so watch out where You plant this rose.
This year it's covered with flowerbuds and is lush green. It gained height, because of the rain we've got so far. I'll upload some photo's soon.
Discussion id : 44-653
most recent 13 MAY 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 MAY 10 by Jay-Jay
This is the only rose in our garden that is not infested and defoliated by the caterpillars of the "Mottled Umber" and the "Winter Moth". In Latin they are called "Erannis defoliaria" and "Operophtera brumata".
Discussion id : 7-675
most recent 22 FEB 05 SHOW ALL
Initial post 18 FEB 05 by Anonymous-797
This has been a terrific rose for me in Zone 5. It sets beautiful hips, great fall color, nice single flowers with great fragrance. It bloomed for over 8 weeks before stopping. Something I have not seen mentioned anywhere--the canes are a brilliant red in winter, very much like the redtwig dogwood I also have. Don't know if this is typical for this rose, but thought I'd mention it.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 22 FEB 05 by Lyn G
Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for posting your observations of this rose. I have found that I love seeing the different colored canes of roses in the garden in winter. It's almost like viewing garden art.


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