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Help with rose please !

AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,455

I know this is a long shot, but I bought this rose from a bargain shop for the sum of £1.

It was labelled as "Rosa Virgo", but something tells me it isn't,image

Canimageimage anyone advise as to what type of rose it might be ? It hasn't flowered yet, so I don't even know if they are white flowers !

Still, it was a bargain image

Many thanks

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,857

    Whatever it is it looks jolly healthy image

    The leaves look similar to a Rosa rugosa and the thorns on the stems are also similar to a rugosa ... let's wait and see what the blooms are like image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,455

    Will do Dove - I'll post another photo in due course. If it is a rugosa, how big (ie high) is it likely to get?

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,455

    Hello Dove, here are a couple of photos - it is white anyway!

    The buds have a pinkish tinge, and it has several buds in a cluster, hopefully you can see from the photos.

    I'm worried that though it is lovely and healthy it might turn out to be a bit of a "thug" imageimageimageimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,857

    Hi image

    It does look like a Rosa rugosa ... usually used as a windbreak or hedging ... the blooms usually have a beautiful perfume and develop lovely hips in the autumn loved by wildlife, and the foliage is sort of 'ferny' in shape and a lovely. fresh green ... it will be a bit rampant for a 'normal' sized garden ... 

    http://www.hedging.co.uk/acatalog/product_16931.html 


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,455

    Thanks Dove, I had a feeling that might be the caseimage.

    I think it'll be going to the charity shop with the other plants, but I do information sheets for the plants I give them, so I'll be sure to mention the possible size!

    Thanks again for your help image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,857

    No probs image  


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





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