Roses forum: rose 2 colors

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Jun 6, 2015 11:43 PM CST
Is this common? A pink and red rose from same plant.
Thumb of 2015-06-07/showmedapu/c7e58a

Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
Jun 7, 2015 10:35 AM CST
could be a grafting issue...? or if there were a change on soil, water, or environmental conditions...
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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Jun 8, 2015 1:22 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP, showme!
There's several possibilities to this situation.
1. One color could be a sport of the original plant. Sometimes plants just send off branches that are different, and if they are interesting enough, some people cut those off and root them as another plant.
2. It could be that there was another plant still in the ground where you planted the newer one. Now they are both growing.
3. It could be the grower grafted 2 different plants on the rose. I saw some at Lowes this year that had 2, but they were 2 really different ones, like a white rose and a purple one. They were a good deal! Two roses for the price of one! I bought several, and funny thing, none of them have grown the roses that were pictured on the label. But they sure had 2 different ones on each.
4. Another cause could be, the rootstock to your grafted plant is now sending up canes. That would be the red rose. If that is the case, and it most likely is, you should tear off the cane that is red--tear it off as low as you can--so that it doesn't send up any more. The reason most people don't leave them on is the red one is stronger than the grafted plant, and will outgrow it, and pretty soon all you'll have is a rosebush that blooms once in the spring, but grows to huge proportions. After enlarging your picture and really looking at the red rose, I don't think it's Dr. Huey, the most likely rootstock rose. The placement of the canes isn't leading me to think it's coming from the root either.
5. Maybe the red fades to pink? Has this rose always grown this way, or is it a new rose? I'm really curious to see what it looks like later in the year.
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Jun 8, 2015 2:56 PM CST
I bought It 3 months ago. I I waited till a month ago to finally plant it. It nearly died BC after buying it I threw it in the back yard to get a drink of water after I thought the plant was stressed out enough that it wouldn't recover. I got it also at Lowes and it had no blooms when bought. I planted and cut all stems back to 2" and that's what I got. Oh and some slugs eating the leaves and some fertilizer to boot.

Oh and it has another rose about to bud. I think it is also red , solid. Thumb of 2015-06-08/showmedapu/90326a

Thumb of 2015-06-08/showmedapu/b4e932

Name: Porkpal
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Jun 8, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Interesting! I hope you keep us informed of its progress.

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