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Sep 3, 2020 9:43 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, New York (Zone 6b)
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Last month I started a series of posts based on a few of the alphabetically ordered topics in John Fisher's book, "The Companion to Roses." I started with "A" for All-America Rose Selections, and that seemed to bring about a good discussion. So today I'm continuing with the letter "B" for button-eyed roses. Fisher writes about them as follows:

"A button-eye is a deformity of the carpel, the structure that carries and protects the ovules, and is distinguishable as a small green boss or pointel in the centre of the rose bloom. However, the term is also often used to refer to the hub of small petals that, in a very full bloom, may be so completely curled over as to show only their reverse sides."

Do you grow any roses with either of these definitions of a button-eye, and if so, do you have any photos to share? Here are a few that I grow that come to mind (I think they qualify)...

Wedding Cake
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Blush Flower Circus (aka Blush Veranda)
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Christopher Marlowe
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Traviata
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English Garden
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Sep 4, 2020 11:45 AM CST
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
"Benny Lopez"
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"Roseville Noisette"
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"The Portland From Glendora"
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Sep 4, 2020 12:21 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, New York (Zone 6b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner 2020 Garden Photography Roses Bulbs Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: New York
Great examples Jeri!
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Sep 5, 2020 12:08 PM CST
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
And one more, Mike . . . "Setzer Noisette":
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Sep 5, 2020 2:40 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Lots of beauties!

The only ones I have that could be considered buttons are
Rose de Rescht
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And Reine des violettes
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Sep 5, 2020 3:08 PM CST
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
AH! But you can grow RdV to look as lovely is it ought to be.
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Sep 5, 2020 5:38 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Thanks, Jeri! But I still can't do anything about the cruddy leaves they both get, lol.
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Sep 6, 2020 12:18 AM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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I get those button eyes on Perle D'Or


I have always loved the great button eyes on Christopher Marlowe, wish I still had it.
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Sep 6, 2020 1:09 AM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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I think one of the most charming button-eye photos I've ever seen is your picture of Joasine Hanet (aka Portland from Glendora), Sue:

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Sep 6, 2020 11:21 AM CST
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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Perle d Or
Observe, observe, observe
We are fortunate to "see" & appreciate nature in ways others are blind.
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Sep 6, 2020 11:28 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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One of my favorites!
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Sep 6, 2020 1:56 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Oh thanks Zuzu for posting that photo, yes, that's such a pretty bloom, took that one at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden.
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Sep 7, 2020 2:55 PM CST
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
Is this a "button-eye".
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This is the NOID rose that I was asking about last month.
I still don't know its name. This is the best picture of a
bloom that I've gotten from this bush.
David
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Sep 9, 2020 6:28 AM CST
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Perle d'or is so pretty!
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Sep 9, 2020 8:39 AM CST
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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I have it planted in dappled shade and purchased from here:

https://antiqueroseemporium.co...
Observe, observe, observe
We are fortunate to "see" & appreciate nature in ways others are blind.
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Sep 9, 2020 4:31 PM CST
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
Thought y'all might like to see a BIG Perle d'OR . . .
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And perhaps a group of them:
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Sep 9, 2020 5:19 PM CST
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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Oh my, a Super Colossal Perle d' Or!
Thank you.
Observe, observe, observe
We are fortunate to "see" & appreciate nature in ways others are blind.
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Sep 9, 2020 6:18 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, New York (Zone 6b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner 2020 Garden Photography Roses Bulbs Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: New York
I'm gobsmacked! Roses never grow this abundantly in the northeast. Sometimes I wished I lived in California!
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Sep 9, 2020 8:01 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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No you don't Mike, not right now anyway, nodding It's all on fire, up here we were surrounded by fires, ash for weeks now! Today we woke up to orange skies this morning, was so dark at 9AM that we had to turn lights on, felt like 9PM. That's from a fire 150 or so miles north of us.
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Sep 9, 2020 8:03 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member Keeper of Poultry I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Keeps Horses
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Scary! Please be safe.

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