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Can anybody please ID this rose?

gingerhengingerhen Posts: 17


We inherited this lovely rose climbing when we moved house, does anyone know the variety?  The pictures show the flowers as being very pink, but there is also quite a strong peachy/orange/yellow colour to the petals too.

The scent is very sweet (it reminds me of the orange and yellow fruit salad sweets I used to get when I was little!)

Can anybody please help?


  • gingerhengingerhen Posts: 17

    Now that I've done a bit more googling, I'm not entirely convinced this is a climbing rose now.  Could it be possible that this is a rugosa that has been allowed to grow straggly?  It's about 8 foot tall. I really know absolutely nothing about roses so any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    The garden we have inherited is incredibly neglected, and I really would like to be able to save this lovely flower.

    Apologies for sounding a bit dim  image 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    can we have a look at the leaves. They're quite distinctive in rugosa. The little bits I can see don't look like it

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • gingerhengingerhen Posts: 17


    Thank you nutcutlet image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    no, not a rugosa but could still be an overgrown something. Rugosa leaves have a rough looking surface not shiny like that.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • gingerhengingerhen Posts: 17

    Rightio, I'll cross 'rugosa' off the list of suspects and keep investigating then!  Thanks for your help.

  • michaelw1michaelw1 Posts: 34

    Could be R. Complicata from the size and colour of those flowers. This can climb

    Last edited: 15 May 2017 21:15:13

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