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Jun 19, 2014 11:37 AM CST
Name: Jacqui
Pacific Northwest
Hi, I'm not quite sure how to ask this question. We have approx. 30 rose bushes of varying kinds. This year the red tea roses seem to have adhered to other types of roses in the garden. For example, we have a Lavender Mist and this year when it bloomed a red tea rose appeared to be growing on the same bush. We were able to remove the tea rose because we could see clearly where it was growing. We also have a Crimson Bouquet and the red tea rose has adhered to it also. The Crimson Bouquet has not yet bloomed so you can not see which stems are which. There is also a tag on one of the rose bushes planted by the previous owner of the house that indicated that rose is a ol. Joseph's Coat. That bush is in bloom and all the roses are red tea roses.

I would appreciate any help with this.

Thank you.

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Jun 19, 2014 4:40 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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It sounds as if the root stock to which your roses are grafted is taking over. The red rose you describe is probably Dr Huey a vigorous once-bloomer often used as a root stock. If you want the original rose to survive try to tear off the shoots on which you see the red rose; the leaves may also be clearly different on the shoots which have not yet bloomed. Ripping them off is better than cutting as they are less likely to grow right back.
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Jun 19, 2014 6:27 PM CST
Name: Jacqui
Pacific Northwest

Thank you very much for your reply. We are new to gardening and we had no idea what was happening with the roses.

Best regards and thank you again.

Jun 19, 2014 7:25 PM CST
Name: Deb
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Warm welcome cavepepa, and please feel free to join in or just lurk over on the PNW forum. I have the same problem with roses - most usually revert to the root stock, which is kind of a bloody red, smallish rose. I prefer to admire roses grown by other folks rather than fight with them. Best of luck with yours!
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Jun 19, 2014 7:38 PM CST
Name: Jacqui
Pacific Northwest
Hi Bonehead,

Thank you for the welcome and good wishes.

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