Plant ID forum: Rose or Sucker?? Eureka Floribunda Rose?

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(Zone 4b)
LVR358
May 24, 2017 12:46 PM CST
Hi All!

I bought what I THINK is a Eureka Floribunda Rose 3 years ago. It grew not too vigorously in width but reached about 4 ft in height first year, but upright with a few blooms. I do not remember it having much growth on the bottom,and the blooms didn't face upward, more horizontal facing as it opened if that matters or maybe typical. The buds were apricot with yellow petals with pinkish apricot tips that faded to pale yellow. The second year it did not come back (definitely my fault I did not mulch for a very cold winter Or know what I was doing). I was told my zone goes between 5 and 4b depending on the winter we have. I cut back the bush last year, but left the stub. This spring there is new growth next to the stub which I assumed was a sucker. It has very dark green (looks a little lighter in pictures), reddish purple tipped oval glossy toothed leaves with similar color stem and seems to be growing in very full from ground level. Is this definitely a sucker or could it be the graft rose (presumedly Eureka)? Also some stems have 5 leaves and others 7, but maybe each stem hasn't finished developing leaves- it's about 1' tall??? Sorry Rose novice! I made the mistake of starting with too large a garden and this and one other Rose bush didn't receive the tlc they needed.

Should I expect this new growth to bloom if it is a sucker or plant I bought? Will it bloom first year? Is this definitely a sucker? Does the description sound like a Eureka Rose? And if so what type of blooms should I expect if it is a sucker? Also what should I do with the stub remaining in the ground? And should I move it to another location since it died back (possibly) completely? Sorry very confused and surprised there would be any growth what so ever after a whole year and a half??!!

Thank you for ANY suggestions at all!

I'm stumped!
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
May 24, 2017 6:45 PM CST
I think your rose is growing from the root stock. I do not know any Floribundas that have 7 leaflets. It might still be a desirable plant.
Porkpal
(Zone 4b)
LVR358
May 24, 2017 8:06 PM CST
Oh ok thanks! Do you know what I should do with the stub?
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
May 24, 2017 8:10 PM CST
The stub looks thoroughly dead. I would just cut it off at ground level.
Porkpal
(Zone 4b)
LVR358
May 24, 2017 8:15 PM CST
Ok thank you. Do the top grafted roses ever produce their own root system or is that very unlikely? Do you know by chance any hardy roses similar to the name "morning sunrise or morning surprise"?
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
May 25, 2017 6:17 AM CST
Grafted roses can establish their own roots if the grafts are well buried. Because of where I garden, I'm afraid know nothing about cold hardy roses. Try looking for your rose on Help Me Find.
Porkpal

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