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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Sep 14, 2017 10:23 PM CST
These are gorgeous, especially with the pink. They look like peonies!
AKA Joey.
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Sep 15, 2017 12:53 PM CST
Thank you, Joanna. I couldn't believe the transformation of the beautiful white rose with so many additional pink petals. Sometimes the outer petals of the bud would have a pink cast, that could then give the blossom a pink blush.
But in 2008, I had quite a few blossoms with a number of pink petals. I could only attribute it to the humidity we were then experiencing. If anyone has a different explanation, I'm interested.

Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Sep 15, 2017 1:48 PM CST

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Winchester Cathedral is a sport of Mary Rose and often produces blooms revealing its origin.

Rose (Rosa 'Mary Rose')
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
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HemNorth
Sep 16, 2017 1:38 AM CST
Thank you for that explanation, zuzu.
Perhaps that is what happened to the Winchester Cathedral Rose that I purchased for my new place. It turned out to have totally pink blossoms, except for one bottom branch that had white blossoms.
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I was so disappointed to not have my white rose, that I gave it away.

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