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Greater Los Angeles Area
Jun 7, 2020 2:18 PM CST
If I take my yellow hybrid tea rose and plant it next to my creeping Don Juan (think that was the name) red roses will the colors bleed together? I want my to keep my red roses red and yellow roses yellow, do not want pink or orange. How far apart do they need to be to prevent that from happening? I would have the same question with my California Dreaming roses which are the white roses with pink tips - would be awesome if I could get yellow with pink tips, but fear I will end up with only orange.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jun 7, 2020 3:31 PM CST

Are you planning to harvest seeds and grow new roses? Roses are self pollinating so, to get something new, you will have to be the bee.

Plants sitting side by side will not change color by association.
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Greater Los Angeles Area
Jun 9, 2020 7:54 AM CST
I will go get a few plants from the local nursery, found one very nice yellow tea, but was afraid to put it in the ground until I could get that question answered, think I will be going all brick and mortar to help the local retail economy.

Name: Luis
Hurst, TX, U.S.A. (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Region: Texas Salvias Roses Hibiscus Plumerias
Jun 9, 2020 12:43 PM CST
I planted all these near together and never had that issue: Don Juan (red), Mr. Lincoln (red), Iceberg (white), Molineaux (yellow), Zephirine Drouhin (pink) and Joseph's Coat (reds, oranges, yellow mix... really close to DJ). But visually/aesthetically speaking only, if you plant similar colors very close then sometimes, they may not look "nice".
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central ohio (Zone 5b)
Jun 11, 2020 11:54 AM CST
if you took pollen from the red rose and put it on a yellow one, some of the seeds might grow into plants with orange flowers. (though roses don't usually grow from seed in the garden without help) The parent plants you started with will always look the same, just like your hair won't change color by living with someone with red hair.

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