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Can any one identify this rose please ? I love it and want to buy one, its not in my garden.

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  • Not an exact match, but a couple on here come close:
    Good hunting :)

  • ColinAColinA Posts: 328
    Ask the owner for some cuttings, planted now they should hopefully be rooted next spring
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,642
    You could just knock on the door and ask! Most gardeners are happy if anyone takes an interest and admires their roses.
  • KlinkKlink Posts: 261
    Nollie said:
    You could just knock on the door and ask! Most gardeners are happy if anyone takes an interest and admires their roses.

    I remember my mother asking me to knock on the door of a house on my way home from junior school to ask the name of a plant she'd seen growing in one of the front gardens. I did as i was asked and went home with a bag of cuttings for my mother. Not sure you could ask a small child to do that these days!
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,642
    I’m assuming the OP is of an appropriate age 😆. Gardeners do love to share. I often pass a particular house with a spectacular red climbing hybrid tea rose and one day the lady of the house was in the garden, so I asked. Sadly, she had had it for 30 years and couldn’t remember the name, but was delighted I stopped and called her husband out to cut me a bunch. I tried to ID them from the bunch but failed, as so many red HTs look very similar online. Shame, they had a lovely fragrance too.
  • maz_sheath777maz_sheath777 Posts: 3
    edited October 2020
    I did just that we live 200 miles from where this rose bush is . Is on a canal garden and each year we see this bush I spoke to the owner and he was very kind and gave me some cuttings . They didn’t survive . So this year we saw them again and they very kindly gave us more cuttings , sadly I think my last one had not made it . So in desperation I’m thinking I’m going to have to buy one if only I knew what it was . The owner doesn’t know ! 
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,642
    Oh that’s a shame. Next time you are that way, if the owner could recall when and where he bought it from or even what the label looked like, that may help track it down as it’s possible to look up when a particular rose was introduced to the market and some roses are exclusive to certain outlets. 

    It can be really frustrating trying to find the exact same one, especially as the colour and growth of the same rose can vary slightly according to location, growing conditions and even the time of year. I like Flower Carpet Amber as a possibility, but also look at Amber Sun and Mrs Oakley Fisher.

    Things to look out for in your hunt are flower colour and form (single, semi-double), height of the bush, whether it is fragrant and what it smelt of, shape, glossiness and colour of the leaves, colour of the stems and if new growth is green or starts off reddish. For example, Mrs O has the closest in single flower form and colour but dark coloured stems. Amber Sun looks to have a similar colour and the dark, glossy foliage looks right, but, like Flower Carpet Amber, the flowers look a little fuller.

    Good luck with the sleuthing!
  • I agree with 'Flower Carpet Amber', Nollie.  If you can't definitely identify 'your' rose,  maz_sheath777, this one is as near as you might get ☺  It's lovely, isn't it?


  • Yes I asked the owner they couldn’t remember only that they bought two rose bushes the same and It was a garden centre in shrewsbury , that’s all they could reall . I think it is the flower carpet amber that’s the nearest . 
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