Roses forum: Alba Semi-plena?

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Dec 19, 2011 7:26 AM CST
We found this growing on a very old, abandoned property where the house had long ago been torn down. We have tentatively identified it as Rosa X alba 'Alba Semi-plena' (or Semiplena). What do you think?

I added the entry to the database and would like to add a couple of pictures. I have successfully rooted a cutting I took and am looking forward to having it next year. It is very fragrant!


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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Dec 19, 2011 7:57 AM CST
Ah, a "rose rustler" ! I think abandoned homesteads are fascinating - partly for their surviving plant life. I am not the one to confirm your identification but it is a very appealing rose.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Dec 19, 2011 8:02 AM CST
Green Grin! Indeed they are. Some we rustled I ended up not keeping ... not because I didn't like the rose but because of choosing to plant something else where they would have gone. Even though I have 4/10 of an acre, it's amazing how small that can seem when deciding where to place plants. Shrug!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Dec 19, 2011 3:10 PM CST

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I think you have identified it correctly, Tee. Thanks for adding it to the database. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos added to it:

Rose (Rosa 'Alba Semi-plena')
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 19, 2011 3:37 PM CST
Thanks, zuzu. I tip my hat to you.
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