Roses forum: Fragrant pink rose

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Davidco53
May 1, 2016 6:58 AM CST
Trying to identify this. The plant was purchased from a garden center in early 80s.
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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
May 1, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Welcome to the forum, David! THat's a lovely rose, even without a name.
To narrow down the search, here's a few questions for you...
Where is the rose growing? If you are way north, that would narrow down the possibilities considerably!
How much does it die back in the winter?
How often does it bloom?
I know it's kind of a subjective question, but how strong is the scent, and can you describe it?
A photo of the thorns would help too.
We have a really good plant database here that will help more than anything.
Others will pop in, and they'll be more helpful than I am.
I'm all ears! Lovey dubby
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sunnyvalley
May 1, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Welcome! David

From your picture it looks quite tall?
Cindi is right - a bit more info and a few more pictures would help. A series maybe showing the entire plant and then close-ups of the buds, blooms, foliage, stems and thorns.

And as Cindi mentioned, even as a NOID, it is still very pretty!
Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
May 1, 2016 12:18 PM CST
Queen Elizabeth?
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 1, 2016 3:09 PM CST

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Welcome, David. Pink roses were quite popular in the early 1980s, so there are many possibilities.

What's the size of the bloom? One of the most popular roses in those years was First Prize, which has exceptionally large blooms, up to 6 inches across.

Rose (Rosa 'First Prize')

How tall is the rose bush? First Prize can be quite tall in the warmer zones (up to 6 feet tall) and there's also a climbing variety of First Prize.

Queen Elizabeth, the rose Cindi named, is also quite tall and also comes in a climbing variety.

Rose (Rosa 'Queen Elizabeth')
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applevalle
Jun 9, 2016 6:05 AM CST
Hi David, If it's really ( I mean REALLY) fragrant then it's probably the Zepherine Drouin rose. I have one that looks just like the pic. you posted & if I have the windows open it perfumes about half the inside of the houseā€¦.. from outside! Thumbs up
Name: Aileen
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ailizou
Jun 16, 2016 2:29 PM CST
I saw thorns on the stem. So it may not be Zepherine Drouin.

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