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DeeWestDeeWest Posts: 39

Are all roses of the same variety, exactly the same?

E.g. If I get for example Darcey Bussel, will it be exactly the same as a Darcey Bussell I saw elsewhere. Or are there changes after breeding like with some other plants which have to be 'grafted' to get the exact same plant. I've treid to read up on this but I am completely confusing myself.


  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,149

    If it has the same name, it should be the same variety.....with no changes.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,984

    roses do have to be grafted or grown from cuttings to get the same cultivar (cultivated variety). I think if you get a named rose it will be the right one unless they get the labels mixed.

    Cultivars from other plants have to be grown from cuttings, divided or grafted to get the same cultivar but they also produce seed. The plants grown from these seeds are not the same as the original plant. Even if they look very much like it they are still not the original cultivar and shouldn't be sold as such. But they are.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DeeWestDeeWest Posts: 39

    thanks nutcutlet thats really helpful. I *think* I get it image I will just buy from David Austin and fingers crossed it will be the same one.

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