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Can anyone help me identify this rose?

didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,725

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  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,725
    It was already in the garden when we moved here 20 years ago and it was quite mature then.  I cut it right back from time to time and it grows up again very reliably.   You should see it on the other side of the fence in my neighbour's garden - it looks stunning! (And that is north facing!). 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,364
    edited June 2020
    'Alexandre Girault'....

    ...and very nice it is too... it can also be managed and controlled if needed...
  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,725
    Thanks - mine certainly looks very similar but is more pink and not at all scented.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,364
    ...then could you supply a close up picture of a freshly opened bloom [not a spent one] and a close up of a cluster.. ?   or wait for some other i.d.  
  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,725

  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,725
    You can see the blooms are quite tiny and look almost spent when they open.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,364
    oh ok.. when I first looked at your pictures my first rose came to mind was 'Dorothy Perkins', but then I felt the blooms were too large and darker and the white centre made me think of A Girault...
    ...now they look a lot smaller and lighter than in your other photos... are these typical?  it may be Dorothy Perkins after all, it's so very often planted, or used to be, well superseded these days.. no scent... usually a bit more double than yours..
    .. so,  old Dorothy Perkins for me... in the past it was probably the most planted pink rambling rose..
  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,725
    Thank you so much!  An old Dorothy Perkins it is for me too.  I love it and am pleased to have it.
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    edited June 2020
    It doesn't look like the Dorothy Perkins I had. It bore huge trusses of very small, double pink flowers.
    However, it isn't uncommon for plants bought at different times to look different. You only have to look at pictures on the internet. Even allowing for differences in colour due to the photography it's sometimes hard to believe that all are the same thing. You do have a nice rose no matter what it's name is!
  • edhelkaedhelka GwyneddPosts: 2,113
    It is certainly a wichurana rambler and there aren't many (other) options in this colour. And many blooms are still in buds, the trusses will probably become larger in the next week or two.
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