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May 6, 2021 2:15 PM CST

Hello! I just moved to a new house (Oregon, zone 8b) 5 months ago and I've inherited a number of old rose bushes that were in pretty bad shape. A kind neighbor taught me how to prune and fertilize them, but due to years of neglect, I didn't have a lot of hope.

But as of late I'm seeing some buds, and a few roses have appeared! The first one to bloom was this one, with a very unusual multicolored flower. Can anyone help with identifying it? (Ignore the long green strip leaves, the rose seems to be growing on top of another plant.)
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May 6, 2021 7:02 PM CST
Name: Ken Wilkinson
N.E. GA. (Cornelia) (Zone 7b)
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It looks like it may be a Hybred Tea called Helen Naude. Once the blooms on top start blooming, take a picture of the bud and the flower 1/2 open. Will be able to tell better then.
It's a rose!!! It has nothing to do with life and death.
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May 23, 2021 10:07 PM CST

@KenNEGA Here are a couple photos with a new bud about half open, let me know what you think!
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May 24, 2021 12:01 AM CST
Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
It hardly looks like the same rose, but my Chicago Peace goes through the same color change from bud to fully open before the petals finally drop off.
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May 24, 2021 8:50 PM CST

Yes, I was surprised as well! I came across one rose called Perfect Harmony which seems to have more yellow than mine, but maybe that one changes as well?
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Jun 1, 2021 12:52 PM CST

Here's that same bud about week ago, and again yesterday. Looks like it goes from yellow to more white as it ages. Any thoughts on what variety this could be?
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Jun 1, 2021 2:55 PM CST
Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
Gold Medal roses go through the same color changes.
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