Roses forum: What's growing with my Westerland?

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Richmond TX (Zone 9a)
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vossner
Apr 23, 2010 12:59 PM CST
I guess this is the rootstock, as Westerland is orange. Do you recognize? It is in my orange bed, and it really stands out. The plant is doing well but I've thinking about yanking it out b/c it has those long, unruly branches and I would prefer a big compact shrub.

your help will be appreciated.

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 23, 2010 7:24 PM CST

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Looks suspiciously like Dr. Huey to me. If so, try to pull that cane (or those canes) off the plant rather than cutting them. Cutting only stimulates more growth. If you can find where it's coming from, under the graft, pull downward to remove the cane.

It's certainly a nice and healthy Dr. Huey, if that's any consolation.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Apr 23, 2010 7:24 PM CST
As you suggest, it could very well be Dr Huey, the rootstock. It's exactly the right color and flower shape. And Dr Huey is a long-limbed rose. I accidentally pegged Dr Huey once, long ago. And the result was quite striking. The canes were literally covered with flowers. If you happened to like this color with orange, you might try it for a year.

Or not.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 23, 2010 7:50 PM CST

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I personally think Dr. Huey is a beautiful rose, but it is prone to powdery mildew, unlike the other roses in my garden except for the old ramblers. Isn't it nice that it doesn't pass that vulnerability on to the roses grafted on it?
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 28, 2010 2:15 PM CST
I have several Dr Hueys in my collection (accidentally). They are beautiful this time of year; too bad they don't continue!
Porkpal
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
May 22, 2010 8:24 AM CST
I think it would look nice with Westerland. If I were looking at the two of them growing together, I'd take off my glasses and enjoy the blurred view and pretend it's Joseph's Coat!
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
May 22, 2010 8:29 AM CST
Dr Huey will eventually take over and the original rose will be "starved" out.
Porkpal

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