Ask a Question forum: What is my unidentified rose and why does it change colour?

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Durham. UK
Jun 20, 2017 2:47 PM CST
My late mother loved roses and grew many of them in our front garden, but when she thought that they were finished, she would dump them on a garden waste area near the river at the foot of the garden. She died years ago but I have been tending the overgrown river bank for my elderly father and turning it into cut grass. A few years ago, while cutting back scrub, I found a very small rose growing among the grass and decided it move it to my own garden 60 miles away in the city. The rose has flourished and gives my wife and I a lot of pleasure every year, but, I don't know it's name and would like very much to know what my mother bought, if indeed she did buy it, because the property belonged to her family for a few generations. I'd also like to know why it starts off as a bright yellow and gradually turns almost pure white.

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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Jun 20, 2017 2:56 PM CST
Hi BorderReiver, Welcome!

I don't know the name of the lovely Rose in your photo but many rose blooms fade as they age so that is a normal process.
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Name: Paul
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Jun 20, 2017 2:56 PM CST
Welcome....I can't ID the rose but most roses of all colors age as the they mature, some more gracefully than others. The colors on a rose that is 2 or 3 days old won't be as bright and rich as a newly opening bud......
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