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Friday, November 27, 2009

Can You Identify This Rose?

I'm definitely no expert in roses.  Recently I saw this rose blooming at my mother-in-law's home and was curious as to it's identity. The insides of the bloom are a creamy yellow color while the outside of the petals are a kind of red-peach color. The rose has a cluster of four flowers which make it most likely a type of floribunda or grandiflora (For more information on roses: All American Rose Selections).  With such an amazing variety of roses in existence it may be impossible to identify with 100% accuracy what this one is but I'm hoping someone out there might have a clue!




I ended up taking four cuttings from this rose bush as well as about 8-10 other rose cuttings of two other varieties. So far in rose propagation I've scored and grand total of one rooted rose (out of 8-10 from the plant swap). I haven't had many opportunities to try propagating roses but I can tell you that maintaining the proper level of moisture on the roses is imperative. I've heard from several people who have recommended different methods of rose propagation from misting, to the soda bottle method, and even the jar covering method. The one I've rooted was without any covering in plain old sand for rooting medium. Since it was the only one of its group to succeed I would advise some sort of moisture containing covering to root them.

I'm definitely learning as I go with the roses!

Here's some good information I found about rooting roses from Texas A&M.


Can you identify my mystery rose?

7 comments :

  1. I'm just going to hope someone helps you. It's a beautiful rose! :-)

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  2. Dear Dave .. I'm sorry I don't know which rose that is but it is a beauty and I will be waiting as well to see if anyone can ID it exactly !
    Good Luck !
    Joy : )

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  3. I am no help with the identity of roses.....sorry. I too have rooted a couple in sand..only to have them die later...good luck!

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  4. Dr. Dirt told me a long time ago in order to root roses you need to put them in just plain ole dirt in a metal coffee can. Put the can outside somewhere it can get rain water. And you should only do this in December.
    We had a very special rose that we were never able to root until we tried this method.

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  5. I don't know what it is either but those are my favorite types of roses - muted colors that blend together. I have several different ones but none that look like yours. Myabe you can find it at HelpMeFind.com.

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  6. hi Dave

    It looks a lot like a rose I know called Joseph's Coat.

    Rob

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  7. It might be a Betty Boop.

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