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Moved to a new house and gained this rose.  A climber .. trained horizontally above an arch at about 12 foot . Strong growth. Buds pink/white opening to white . Like to have suggestions for possible names if you can help 


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,165
    @Marlorena may be able to assist  :)
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,432
    Hi Roger...
    ..have you had the rose long enough to answer the following for me..?
    ...there is only one bloom open there which may not be typical.. do they turn more apricot/pink later? or are you saying they turn pure white? your rose fairly thornless?  I can see just a few prickles, not many..
    ..did you notice if the new foliage on your rose this spring was noticeably reddish? very striking?

    You may not be able to answer these if you've not had it long... so as it stands I would say it's a David Austin rose called 'A Shropshire Lad'... the reddish buds and dark green foliage, curled over at the edges, conform to that rose..
    I would expect the blooms to turn more pinkish rather than white though.. are some blooms that look most like the one you have open,...
    East Anglia, England
  • Thanks a lot .. not sure why second picture was not included .. trying to include now and a new one too.... your queries .. colour .. the blooms have a very slight egg yellow centre as they mature , certainly not an iceberg pure white .. not a lot of thorns ..  dont think the new foliage was reddish ( but maybe not paying sufficient attention.) Roger
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,432
    ..thanks for the extra photos... no that doesn't look like A Shropshire Lad, it's too white... I can't see the cluster of blooms properly, too much light on them... it would be good if you could get a close up of the top cluster of blooms, but I realise that may be logistically difficult..
    Lovely rose whatever it is... but at this stage I'm not sure to be honest Roger... I'll have a rummage around and see what I can find..
    East Anglia, England
  • JemulaJemula Posts: 186
    Looks similar to the rambler Aimee Vibert.
  • Thanks , does look like Aimee Vibert . .. and the fact that this is in Norwich .. adds just a tiny bit more of a pointer that it came from Peter Beales originally. You have been great help .. I shall certainly think of it as Aimee Vibert  ( rightly or wrongly). Roger
  • The only oddity that I can come up with .. is that flowering is suggested as June/ July and Sept/Oct.. but in flower now at end April .. Ok it is on south facing wall and it has been a very warm April. But the Peter Beales picture is just right. Previous owner of property has confessed that it was  a cheap buy from Tescos on Norwich Guildhall ..I did not even know they ever did plants
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