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2 Roses in 1

Rich BRich B Posts: 127

Hi

A rose i planted last year has started to flower for the first time for me.

I think its a Hybrid T. It stands about 6 feet tall with a 4 foot stem and around 2 feet square of lovely foliage and now flowers.

The first 5 flowers have been large bright pink and white and very beautiful, however its got loads and loads of small fat buds that are now flowering and they are completly different. Small and delicate and very pale pink....

Is this the 2 Roses in the hybrid. I thought that the root rose in a hybrid would only produce Suckers. I always pull what i think are suckers ((no of leaves and where they grow)) as they drain the plant but if this is what can happen i might start leaving them.

2 Roses in 1!!!!

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,872

    The single ones are dog rose type , arising from a sucker from the rootstock. These will flower if left, but are best removed by ripping  the shoot off as low as possible.

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  • Rich BRich B Posts: 127

    But they look realy nice...

  • XX Posts: 707

    Can you put a picture up Rich?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465

    You mention a four foot stem - is this a standard rose?  If so are the pale pink roses coming from growth at the top of the stem or the bottom?

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  • Rich BRich B Posts: 127

    Ill post a pic...

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  • XX Posts: 707

    Hard to tell from pic Rich, are the smaller single roses coming from the base of the plant (suckers)?  Do they have different leaf pattern to the bigger rose shoots?  If yes, I'd say they are suckers, nice as they are....image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465

    It's all a bit of a jumble, but yes, those smaller single pink roses look like dog roses (rosa canina) or one of the other briar types.  They're either coming from the rootstock, or they've grown from a seed dropped by a bird.  Can't really see what's going on - is the rose bush planted in that narrow bed with the log in front of it?  It's hard to see any stems and the picture won't enlarge.  

    You need to trace the stems back from the wild-type flowers and see where it's coming from and take it out.  If it's on it's own roots then just dig it out.  If it's coming from the roots of the other rose (eg, a sucker) then you need to scrape the soil away until you can see the join, and then pull the sucker down so that it comes away from the root taking the growing point with it rather than just snap it off.

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