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Ballerina, Kew Rambler or a different Rose?

Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,870
edited July 2021 in Plants
I'm now wondering about my rose that I thought was Kew Rambler. Could it be Ballerina?

David Austin says that Ballerina is 4ft and Kew Rambler is 6m with a strong fragrance. Peter Beales says that Ballerina is 4ft and Kew Rambler is 5m with very little or no fragrance. So already there is a difference of opinion. All the photos of the flowers are very similar. My rose is obviously fairly old but it's about 3m so neither one nor the other. It does most of its flowering in June/July but has a few more flowers in autumn. Kew Rambler flowers once, Ballerina repeat flowers, so, again, my rose is between the two. Both have single flowers.

My rose has very little fragrance and not many thorns.

Here is my rose, whatever it is. Any ideas anyone?





Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.

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  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,645
    ...the foliage is all 'Ballerina'.. as are the blooms, especially the centre of each.. 
    ... it's a versatile rose, but I would have problems keeping it to 4 feet.. it was a climber for me..
    East Anglia, England
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,870
    Thank you, @Marlorena that's what I was beginning to think, but the height on the websites threw me.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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