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Pink rose ID please :)

sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344

Can anyone identify this rose please?

It is talll, and branches out at the top.  (not a bush)

Thank you



  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,307
    At first glance it looks a bit like Gertrude Jekyll, but there are probably 100's of similar looking roses.
    GJ has a strong and beautiful scent.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
    Thank you!

    I looked Gertrude Pink up, I think the one I have is a much more deeper pink? (doesn't show clearly in my photo)
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,893
    ..more information is required please... height and width of plant,.. photos of wide open blooms, thorns and any further info you can tell us,.. repeat flowering.. scent.. etc... thanks..
    East Anglia, England
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
    Thank you Marlorena

    Height is around two metres - width - within a metre.  It seems to have two or three main long stems, which branch out at the top, where the blooms are.

    Thorns are short, and light greenish on the main stem - and are red tinged on the newer growth, where it branches out.

    Some photos

    Close up of flower

    Thorns (sorry for poor photo)

    They were here when I moved in, and haven't touched them, so not sure about repeat flowering?

    Thank you!
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
    How they look at the moment

  • Paul NPaul N Posts: 303
    Roses are almost impossible to identify as there are thousands of varieties. In our last garden, I had 80 but could really only identify about four or five. And that was after decades of cultivating them. I guess there's no plant label? Could you ask the previous owner? Even the neighbours might know.

  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,893
    ..thanks for the photos... I would say that's a Bourbon rose, and whilst the first photo of the single bloom isn't typical of the one I think, I'm going by your last picture of the whole plant, whereby I can see the quartered full blooms and the loose upright habit..
    … 'Louise Odier' is my idea of that one, but I'm not 100 percent on it from those photos..  perhaps some more close ups of the blooms in a couple of weeks time when there are more out, and an idea of what you make of the scent, would help further..
    East Anglia, England
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
    Paul N

    Yes, I understand.  Even if I get a general idea it would be good, as I don't know where to start with roses (care, pruning particularly) and it looks like they will just get taller and taller.

    Marlorena - Thank you very much :) I will def get you more info! much appreciated
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,916
    Not an expert but most roses have fairly non specific requirements and if the rose is established, healthy and flowering well you just need to care for it as you would any rose. Marlorena is the person you need to advise you but I would say feed water prune as appropriate and enjoy your beautiful rose and don’t worry too much about it’s name. 
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344

    I just smelled them, they smell amazing - I am sorry to be so basic, but they really smell like roses? Like a concentrated rose smell? Very fragrant
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