Monday, June 16, 2008
Name this rose
Ok, now that I have more readers, I am wondering if one of you can ID this mystery rambler. It was on the property when we bought it, and was referred to as a tea rose by my neighbor—I am pretty sure that is not an accurate description. It has a semi-double form and starts out a deep pink, lightening as it ages. There are many, many buds on each stem.
It’s also a very thorny rose and seems to love neglect. When I cut a few sprays, they tend to wilt easily. There is a small amount of rebloom. Of course, you really never get all that much rebloom from most roses, except the modern shrubby ones.
Oh right, scent—a mild, peppery fragrance.
I wouldn’t say it’s driving me crazy, exactly, but I would like to know what this is.