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imageHi everyone! Please be kind as I've just joined the group! Is this bloom unusual with roses? I've grown a few roses, but never seen a double centred one. The variety is supposed to be "Mrs Sam Mcredy", and is a climber. It is supposed to be bright orange, but is more of a peachy pink.

Any ideas? 

Thanks in advance! :-)



  • Flo7Flo7 Posts: 33

    With some roses it depends very much on the amount of sun and the temperature, with almost all on the maturity of the flower which colour they are. Usually the most intense colour will be present short after opening, fading over time.  I don't grow this particular variety, but have one rose (Abraham Darby) which is almost pink when it's cold, and nearer yellow/apricot when it's warm. 

  • Hi, thanks for the reply! 

    Have you ever had a double centred bloom like the one pictured? I've never seen one before.

    Last edited: 14 August 2017 21:21:07

  • Flo1Flo1 Posts: 14

    Never had a double-centre. Some roses are quartered, but they are bred to be like this - this seems more like one of nature's accidents. 

  • It's certainly unusual! Thank you for taking the time to respond! :-)

  • imageHi Mike, I thought the same thing at first, but on close inspection it is just one bloom. A very pretty one though! 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,817

    I had one like that over 30 years ago when I lived in Kent, never seen it since.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,874

    It could be a form of fasciation. 

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

  • Thanks for both your replies!

    A 30 year wait since you last saw it, Busy-Lizzy? Wow! I was hoping it may have been the start of a few the same appearing on the bush. Oh well :)

    Fascination! I must confess I had to google that one, Dovefromabove (cool name, btw!). Yes, it could be.

  • Hi! It's only two days ago that I notice double roses on my bush. There are more double roses than single. And yesterday I found a triple rose! :) 
    It's very weird! 
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,511
    I have had rose leaves turn into petals growing straight out of the stem. There are some great examples of weird and wonderful mutations including two-headed flowers, search for the fascination thread on this forum and have a look!
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
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