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AshdaleAshdale Posts: 149

i planted a new climbing rose a few weeks ago and it has just started to flower with one beautiful deep red bloom.  Then a second bloom appeared which was an entirely different colour - deep pink but distinctly different.  Does anyone have any experience of this and, if so, is it likely that it is a one off or something that will repeat?  Can't remember the name of the Rose but it's David Austin.  Can look it up if important.


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,741

    When you read that a rose is "a sport" of a named variety this is what has happened. A rose spontaneously produces a stem that has a different flower. Cuttings are taken from that stem and a new variety is born.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,987

    Is it grafted?  Could it be flowers from the root stock?  

    Utah, USA.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989

    Roses from the root stock are likely to be single.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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