Roses forum: Rootstock

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Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Sep 22, 2014 7:32 AM CST
I need your help with identifying this rose. As I have mentioned in the past, I bought a few roses about 18 yrs. ago and I think a few of them may have reverted back to their original root stock ( Dr. Huey). I think whatever these rose bushs are they are not something I would selected based on their appearance. They are red in color, bushy, bloom once in the Spring, not many thorns, and seemed to have multiplied. I had to cut them back twice this summer because they appear to want to climb. Here's a photo of it that I took back in 2011.
Thumb of 2014-09-22/MargieNY/f1e263
Thanks in advance for your help.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Sep 22, 2014 1:03 PM CST


Yes, I think that is Dr. Huey. The photo and your description seem to fit. The only other salient characteristic is that Dr. Huey exhibits some powdery mildew even in gardens where other plants don't suffer from it.
Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Sep 22, 2014 2:40 PM CST
Thank you Zuzu for your opinion. I examined the four 3-4' bushes and after careful inspection found 5 leaves with powdery mildew. No sense in wasting precious real estate - they will be removed tomorrow. I look forward to replacing them with a few roses that some of you fine ladies and gentleman grow in your garden.
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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Sep 24, 2014 1:16 PM CST
I think I can fit 6 of my new Palatine roses in the space formerly occupied by 3 out-of-control Dr. Hueys.
They were so huge that my husband had to wrap a strap around them and pull them out with the Kubota. Even so, I think they left a pretty big root. They were beautiful in full bloom last spring. I apologized to the plants before the killing.
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