[NAFEX] off topic: roses
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Thu Jun 14 20:21:52 EDT 2007
On Jun 14, 2007, at 12:31 AM, drosehngs1 at juno.com wrote:
> I have some questions on japanese beetle eradication/usage, if I may.
> As I'm considering growing old garden roses
Well, as long as the topic of roses has come up. . . I have a rose
bush my uncle gave me. He got it at a local nursery, where it was
labeled as coming from Jacksons and Perkins. It was a "scentsation",
which has red & white striped blossoms with a pleasant scent. The
first year I planted it we had an unusually cold winter, and I
thought it died. It has slowly come back, and I can't tell whether
it has grown back from above or below the graft. This year it has
bloomed - a red blossom, with about the same form as "scentsation".
I don't notice much scent, but was disappointed with the scent of the
plant before it died back, too.
The blossom certainly looks like it could have been intentionally
selected - it's not a wild rose by any means. But it doesn't look
like it's supposed to. Could I have a bud mutation (losing the
stripes) from the cold? Does J&P use a red-blossomed rose for its
Nothing in particular rides on the answer, but I'm curious.
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