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JAC51JAC51 Posts: 172
Hi rose lovers, wondering whether anyone could identify this Rose in my front garden? I reckon my mum planted it and she passed away in 2012 at 81 so she had probably planted it at least a few years before that (quite hard work planting roses 🙄). So it’s a rather old one.
I never used to like roses so since I moved in in 2015 I’ve been cutting it down at every available opportunity but apparently you can’t keep an old Rose down and up it still comes
However I’ve decided to give it a chance and it’s actually quite delightful with a strong scent 
Anyone have any ideas?
Many thanks 


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,683
    The flowers look like Pink Perpetue, but it's a climber. Do you know if your rose was a climber before you cut it down?
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,683
    Maybe @Marlorena would know.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,843
    I'm not convinced by the foliage to be Pink Perpetue, but it's impossible to say as there's really not enough to go on there, especially if it's being cut down every time..   a front garden without support seems a strange place to put a climbing rose though, if it is meant to be one.., no idea, sorry.. 
    East Anglia, England
  • JemulaJemula Posts: 175
    Possibly Prima Ballerina.
  • JAC51JAC51 Posts: 172
    Thanks for the comments @Busy-Lizzie @Marlorena @Jemula It does very much look like Prima Ballerina. I’ll treat it as such anyway and see how I get along with it.  It’s such a straight single stem about 100cm high, do you think I could prune it to become a standard?
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