Roses forum: own root roses

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Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Calsurf73
Oct 8, 2014 8:35 PM CST
Forgive me if this has already been discussed (which it probably has...I just couldn't find the thread...) but I just realized I have an own root "Wild Blue Yonder" rose.
Originally I was unable to determine if 1.) the rose was indeed an "own root" and 2.) if the shoots I saw were rootstock from neighboring plants.

The 6 shoots that have emerged in about an 18" diameter circle from the base of the parent plant are indeed Wild Blue Yonder and are currently blooming...all of which is well and good.

My question is: Will the plant just continue to send out new stems in an even wider circle or will it eventually stop ? If so, this rose could become a monster !
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Oct 8, 2014 9:09 PM CST
According the the US patent, the plant when grown in Upland, averaged 4' tall by 2' + wide with a spreading habit. The patent observations were on four year old plants.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Roses Region: California Hummingbirder Farmer
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Calsurf73
Oct 8, 2014 9:30 PM CST
Thanks, Lyn !
2 feet is about as much room as I can give it !
This is my one and only ORR.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Oct 8, 2014 11:12 PM CST
Mike ....

When they write patents, the info that goes into the patent is what they measure the day they are collecting the data for the patent ... number of petals, bloom size, height, width, etc. Any of those plant characteristics can vary.

If you rose is happy where you've planted it, it's possible that it could get bigger. The patent says the plant habit for the rose is "spreading".

I have one rose that grows twice as tall and twice as wide as the breeder has ever seen it growing in any other garden. I guess you'd say, it's happy where I've got it sited. I am glad I gave it plenty of room.

Just food for thought.

Smiles,
Lyn
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