Roses forum: Mystery mini rose needs ID.

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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
May 31, 2017 12:42 PM CST

Recently I found this very cute little resilient miniature rose poking its little head out from underneath a mat of English Ivy in my grandfather's backyard. In previous years we never saw or noticed it. I even went through old photos with a magnifying glass and can't spot it, so it could have been underneath that ivy for years!

He doesn't remember anything about it as my grandmother was the gardener and especially loved miniature roses, but passed away in 2005.

I would really like to know what variety it is, as I am just in love with it.

I have since transplanted it to a more appropriate spot. Trimmed off any dead or diseased looking foliage. Its doing very well. It is growing on its own roots. It has no scent that I can detect. It almost looks a little like a mini moss rose, especially when the buds were beginning to first open.But I am really not sure about that. I do know that my grandparents used to like to get their miniature roses from Tiny Petals, when they sold them at the fair. So it could be something bred by Dee Bennett, or even Ralph Moore as I believed they sold a few of his as well. Or it could be anything! It has very few to no thorns on it. It is only about a foot tall.

Any ideas?

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Name: Porkpal
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May 31, 2017 2:11 PM CST
What a lovely little rose! I hope someone can help identify her.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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May 31, 2017 3:00 PM CST


Moved over to the Rose Forum, maybe someone will have some suggestions.
@RoseBlush1, any ideas?
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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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May 31, 2017 10:57 PM CST
Carly ...

My best guess ... and that is what it is because there are no photos available to me ... is that the name of your rose is 'Dominique', bred by Dee Bennett and introduced in 1981.

I would not call the tiny hairs on the bud in your photos "mossing". That trait is far more distinctive.

However, those hairs are one of the identifying characteristics that I am using along with your mentioning that the rose has no thorns.

Both the hairs on the bud and the plant having no prickles are mentioned in the patent for 'Dominique'. I am including a link to the patent and you can compare other characteristics.

Please come back and let us know if there are other matches ... Smiling
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