Roses forum: Identify this rose.

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DaraGardener
Apr 15, 2018 8:47 PM CST

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Thumb of 2018-04-16/DaraGardener/91cc41 Does anyone know with this rose is? Called 'Angel's Breath' floribunda rose. Picture looks to be an old fashioned pink flower. No other data.

Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Apr 16, 2018 8:40 AM CST
it's very possible that it is the rose originally introduced as 'Angel Face'.

Rose (Rosa 'Angel Face')

It's hard for me to tell for a packaging photo. There are a lot of photos on the rose page linked above.
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Nanaimo
DaraGardener
Apr 16, 2018 9:55 AM CST

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Hi Lynn. Thank you for your response. The picture shows an old fashioned style of flower. This is completely dissimilar to the modern shape of Angel Face. It's possible, but the two flowers don't look anything alike.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Apr 16, 2018 10:19 AM CST
Angel Face can have an old fashioned form. Look at the many photos on the AF rose page.

However, you are correct, it may not be AF. It could be any rose that has gone out of patent that has a new name ... Smiling

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Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
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fwmosher
Apr 17, 2018 10:30 AM CST
Wow! That packaging including the rose picture look exactly like Paramount's "Precious Princess" that I had posted an inquiry on just the other day. The truth of the matter: Paramount (Mea) has never had a great reputation for growing out bagged roses. I actually called them in Texas yesterday, and they have no idea who the breeder of "Precious Princess" was. NOTE: When you see that white label stuck on top of the original label, you know there is something fishy??? Not to say, however, that you can't purchase some good Paramount roses. I do it every year! $9.95 at Home Depot, don't like it at the end of the season, throw it out. Cheers.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 17, 2018 11:40 AM CST
What does it say under the white label?
Porkpal
Nanaimo
DaraGardener
Apr 18, 2018 10:33 PM CST

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Porkpal, it never occurred to me to check under the white label! Not at all easy to do as it was covered over with plastic. Anyway I finally was able to peel back the white label and lettered in reverse was 'Reine de Violettes'. OMG! Now THAT matches the picture. Sooooooo...maybe I have a 'Reine de Violettes' bud grafted onto likely Dr. Huey root stock. I've planted the thing mounding over the canes to encourage rooting from the actual rose as opposed to the root stock. Great suggestion on your part! Frank I saw that 'Precious Princess' rose too. Consider the peel back the white label suggestion that Porkpal offered.
Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds Roses Clematis Lilies Peonies
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fwmosher
Apr 19, 2018 8:57 AM CST
DaraGardener: Welcome, and when I get a chance to get back in "town", I am going to purchase same, and check under the "new" label, as I have done many times before. Will let you know of the results. Cheers!
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
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porkpal
Apr 19, 2018 10:52 AM CST
I think you will enjoy Reine de Violettes; she is a good rose for me.
Porkpal
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Apr 19, 2018 11:00 AM CST
Altho' it is an older rose with a new name, it's great that you have a grafted 'Reine de Violettes'. One of the major problems with growing RdeV is that it is kind of picky about the type of soil it grows in. Most root stocks are fairly adaptable to different ph values, so that means the rose will do better in many more gardens.

I don't know what kind of soil you have in your garden, but if the ph is on the alkaline side of the scale, you may not want to encourage it to go own root. RdeV grows best when the soil ph moves towards the acidic side of the scale.

Just something to think about.
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds Roses Clematis Lilies Peonies
Region: Canadian Photo Contest Winner: 2017
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fwmosher
Apr 19, 2018 12:42 PM CST
New Roses Arrived Today:

I am the proud recipient today of (4) HT. "Harry Wheatcroft" bare root roses, and (8) GF "Sunshine Daydream" ordered through a local nursery, because one can never get the "really good" roses down here in lower east ...... ! LOL. They go to Ontario, and out west! Paid $20. ea. bare root! That's a good deal for me! The last time I bought "Sunshine Daydream" in bloom in pots, here in Nova Scotia, (from Monrovia in the US), they were $40. ea. Just so enamoured by same, I bought all three they had. Great decision! This rose, here in foggy Nova Scotia, does not have to be sprayed for anything, except for aphids on the new shoots, completely free of anything else, and is winter-hardy! I'm talking like -17C with hard northerly winds, and usually lots of snow.
Photo attached, "Meilland" rose!!!

Thumb of 2018-04-19/fwmosher/fa496a

You probably know HT "Harry Wheatcroft", one of the great "stripers", (out of plant protection) modern name is "Caribia" but there is quite a story behind the orginal breeder. Quite a character! SLAP- Frank, "Don't throw stones at glass houses!" LOL.


My picture, my rose. Cheers!
Nanaimo
DaraGardener
Apr 21, 2018 5:51 PM CST

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Roseblush1 thanks for responding. Where I live on Vancouver Island, my soil is slightly acidic and on the poor side, nutrient wise. Dr. Huey root stock hates my soil, as do all the Knockout roses. So I am always better with an own root rose. Whether the mystery rose is in fact Reine de Violettes or not, we'll see! I've mounded the soil up over the bud graft to encourage root formation from the actual rose itself, rather than the rootstock. I grow Rainbow Knockout in a large pot permanently outside. There the rose does very well. Basically my dirt is reclaimed forest from a glacier moraine. Lots of cobbles. Extreme drainage. Sudden summer heat.

Porkpal glad to hear you do well with Reine de Violettes.

Frank I LOVE Sunshine Daydream rose! She is very disease free for me too. A great choice. The striped roses aren't so good out here. Blackspot does them in. Lovely pictures.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Apr 21, 2018 7:33 PM CST
@DaraGardener ...

I have poor soil, too ... Smiling

I live in the southern end of the Klamath mountains. We have the same kind of soil ... lots and lots of rock. However, I have hauled a lot of organic material that I have gleaned over the years and the structure of the soil has change.

When I started my garden, I couldn't dig a hole with a pick and there were no worms. I now have lots of worms and a whole lot less rock. It takes time, but adding lots of OM, sure helps ... Smiling

Good luck with your rose.
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.

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