Roses forum: ID needed

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Name: Michael Norberry
Arcata, CA Zone 9 or 17 suns (Zone 9a)
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mnorberry
Jun 27, 2015 9:22 PM CST
I planted this rose back in the early 70's I have it labelled Whisky Mac but after reading the ARS Handbook I don't think its correct. Does anyone have an idea what it is?
Thanks

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 27, 2015 9:40 PM CST

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Well, it certainly isn't Whisky Mac. It's the wrong color and it appears to be a floribunda or a shrub rather than a hybrid tea. It reminds me of Pleasure, but that one's too new (1988) to be your rose. I'll search around and see what I can find.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 27, 2015 9:50 PM CST

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Rose (Rosa 'Fancy Talk') and Rose (Rosa 'Fashion') were popular in the 1970s. I found those by searching for an orange-pink floribunda.

Under orange-pink shrubs of that era, there's a Buck rose: Rose (Rosa 'Prairie Princess') and there's this one: Rose (Rosa 'Rainbow')
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 27, 2015 10:50 PM CST

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I forgot about grandifloras. What about Sonia? Highly popular ever since 1970.

Rose (Rosa 'Sonia')

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