Roses forum: ID this rose

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Apr 26, 2019 10:00 AM CST
This is a rose that I purchased as Felicite Parmentier some years ago from Vintage Gardens. Recently, I was doing some research to try to figure out why it performs poorly (few blooms, not as vigorous, overall, as I would like).

The photos I've been looking at caused me to wonder if this is truly Felicite Parmentier. My rose is a much deeper pink, is heavily quartered in most blooms, and never fades as it ages. The blooms are small (about 2") and intensely fragrant. The scent is different than any other rose I've had—sort of old rose, but with a layer of freshness lacking in the classic old rose, or damask fragrance. The blooms are fragile, shattering very easily when handled, though surprisingly resistant to rain. The bush is about 4.5 ft tall, and 3 ft wide.

Any comments appreciated! Thanks in advance.
TX 8b

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Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
Apr 26, 2019 12:12 PM CST
Can you post a photo of the whole plant?
Name: Christopher
New Brunswick, NJ, USA (Zone 7a)
Apr 26, 2019 2:04 PM CST
I'd say that what you have is instead 'Desiree Parmentier'.



Apr 26, 2019 3:42 PM CST
Here is the whole bush, at the forefront of the photo. It kind of runs into the R. Moschata next to it—that's the taller growth in the background.
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