Plant ID forum: Mystery Rose

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San Jose, CA
Apr 19, 2017 11:41 PM CST
My mom has a rose bush in her backyard that she wants to identify. I asked her to take some pictures of it but of course she just brings a stem to me. I can't tell if it's had some wear and tear or if it's supposed to look like this. Big Grin

She says it's a relatively small but full plant with small flowers.

Help please?

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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Apr 20, 2017 1:23 AM CST
There are hundreds of named roses.
There are 360 sp listed as well as many named cultivars.

Virtually impossible to name it accurately.

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Apr 20, 2017 4:33 AM CST
At one of my workplaces there was a landscaping rose pretty much this exact color. It bloomed from mid-spring until frost and did not have a scent. Its flowers looked similar and did not keep their shape although they were definitely profuse. I asked a few people and they didn't know anything about it other than the fact that it had been there for decades by that point. I checked to see if it had been grafted and it hadn't (it was on its own roots) so I'm guessing this one might also be an old landscaping rose of some sort which may never have had a variety name assigned to it.
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Apr 20, 2017 9:55 AM CST


How large is the plant? Does it send out long canes? Does it bloom throughout the year or just once in the spring?

It could be Rose (Rosa 'Dr. Huey') You can read the comments if you scroll down past the images in that database link.

It is commonly used as a rootstock and when the grafted rose dies, that rootstock takes over. Almost everyone who has planted roses has had experience with Dr. Huey. nodding
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Apr 20, 2017 10:59 AM CST
The leaves and stated plant size don't make me think of Dr Huey..

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