Roses forum: If this isn't Brandy, then who?

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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Apr 24, 2014 8:05 PM CST
This beauty came from Home Depot. The tag says Brandy, but the pink ones next to it also said Brandy. It has a wonderful scent, and appears to be more of a floribunda. What do you all think?
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Calif_Sue
Apr 24, 2014 9:26 PM CST

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It seems to be an unusual muted tannish yellow, is that correct? Nothing comes to mind for me. Shrug!
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Name: Lyn
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RoseBlush1
Apr 24, 2014 9:59 PM CST
'Brandy' is a Swim & Christensen (1981) rose which has an apricot to orange color. Another Swim & Christensen rose (1982) is 'Candlelight' which is supposed to be a deep yellow color, but the photos on HMF show various shades of yellow. 'Candlelight' also has more petals than 'Brandy'.

Just a thought ... I haven't grown either rose.

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zuzu
Apr 24, 2014 10:15 PM CST

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It certainly isn't Brandy, and I don't think it's Candlelight either. The color's off for both, and neither of those roses has ruffled petals anyway.

This one's a real charmer. I love it. I can tell you that it's not a rose that's growing in my garden, if that helps.
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RoseBlush1
Apr 24, 2014 10:28 PM CST
I agree

I wasn't sure about the 'Candlelight' ID. I've only seen the rose in photos.

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Calif_Sue
Apr 24, 2014 11:23 PM CST

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The color reminds me of faded Honey Dijon or Butterscotch
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Apr 25, 2014 7:18 AM CST
In bright morning light, the color is more accurate on my cell camera. Sorry for misleading you! The yellow is more like Julia Child.
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Calif_Sue
Apr 25, 2014 8:29 AM CST

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So I take it Julia Child is out since you have it? Hilarious! It looked like it to me. nodding
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porkpal
Apr 25, 2014 8:32 AM CST
Me too.
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CindiKS
Apr 25, 2014 9:01 AM CST
*Blush* *Blush* *Blush* Good grief! I'll bet it IS Julia!
Looks just like her! The scent is all wrong, though. Julia has a distinctive "licorice-clove" scent and this is more green apple.
I can't believe our HD would carry such a new rose, since usually all they have are knockout types and old HTs.
The grower is BFN/Berry, in Oklahoma. I looked at their website to see which roses they offer, and Walking on Sunshine was the only one that came close. This one is a creamy yellow. They don't have Julia Child listed.
I also bought a pink rose that day. It was labeled Morden Sunrise, which is wrong. They had red roses labeled Louise Odier, so I thought maybe my pink is Louise. It sure smells like her. nodding

http://www.berrynurseries.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.ma...
Hmm they don't list Louise Odier but they for sure had a label with that name from their nursery. Something weird here.
mine looks like the Smooth Buttercup, but with thorns.
Now I'm leaning more towards Walking on Sunshine. Hmmm. Confused
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Calif_Sue
Apr 25, 2014 9:19 AM CST

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Could very well be Rose (Rosa 'Walking on Sunshine'). I have seen it light yellow and as Betty's photos show, intense yellow.
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Apr 25, 2014 10:32 AM CST
And sometimes edged in pink?
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Calif_Sue
Apr 25, 2014 10:34 AM CST

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Yes, weather dependent.
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May 11, 2014 7:46 PM CST
Good grief! I went to Lowes, and they also have a rose labeled "Brandy", from the same growers as the roses at HD. Here's the Lowes version:

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And here is their version of "Tiffany":

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I think they are both pretty--purple is Angel Face, right? Who is the first one?
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Calif_Sue
May 11, 2014 8:25 PM CST

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Hilarious! not even close to Brandy! I have no idea though.
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May 12, 2014 2:14 PM CST
Cindi - first one kinda looks like a muted Playboy.. http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.64675 Blue one is AngelFace I'm betting the farm on. Ruffled petals give it away. And there's a comment I made many moons ago.. tags LIE. I bought a beautiful brilliant white rose that was marked Chrysler Imperial...
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May 12, 2014 4:33 PM CST
I recently salvaged two dying roses from Tractor Supply Co labeled Blaze. One probably is, the other blooms yellow.
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May 13, 2014 3:56 PM CST
I hope that my Home Depot has Walking on Sunshine with or without the correct label on Thursday. I love buttery yellow roses and I am not sure Julia Child survived the move.
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May 13, 2014 4:26 PM CST

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I prefer Julia Child to WoS, which I found a pale bland color in my garden. Maybe if I had let it stay longer. Shrug!
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May 14, 2014 9:46 PM CST
Will the real Brandy please stand up? I found this one at an Ace Hardware store near Kansas City this weekend. I think it might be the real deal. I didn't buy it, though, because the price was double what nurseries charge. It was grown by same growers as the others, but in North Carolina instead of Oklahoma. Everything I saw at the Ace appeared to be marked correctly.
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