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Thank you for your interest.  We think the yellow then pink rose is 'Tottering by Gently'.  We simply do not understand how it's second flowering in June bears bright pink roses after the earlier yellow flowering in May.  We look forward to receiving your thoughts. 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited July 2020
    Looks like it was a 'standard' which had the yellow rose grafted on top of a long stem (so the stem belongs to the rootstock.)  The pink flowers are growing from below the graft point so are flowers belonging to the rose which was used as the rootstock.
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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,996
    A perfect explanation, @BobTheGardener. B)
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,379
    Sounds good to me.
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