Fara Shimbo (Fara_shimbo)
Username: Fara Shimbo
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 09:17 am: |
I have a rose whose flowers look like every Redoute picture of a centifolia I've ever seen. Here is a photo of the flower...
and one of a more or less fully open flower...
Both of these flowers are from last year. This rose often blooms somewhat late.
Here is a stem showing the leaves:
What I know about it:
It has been growing since 1955 along a brick wall beside my driveway, mostly under the shade of an enormous juniper tree which I've since cut back. I have no idea if it was planted there or not.
It blooms once in early summer. Flowers are about 3 inches across and the fragrance is powerful. My only complaint about them is that they ball mercilessly at the slightest hint of rain. They open a medium to light pink and the outer petals lighten as the flower ages, so that the inside is always darker than the outside--unless you cut a flower and bring it into the house, in which case the color tends to remain dark.
The canes have only a few thorns, in contrast with everything else that grows wild around here. The bush had been growing about a meter tall but started making up to 2 meters once I cut back the bottom of the juniper. The plant suckers freely and the sucker I transpanted into the garden last year is growing like a weed.
Anybody got an idea what this might be?