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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:38 pm    Post subject: iceberg rose with different flowers.. Reply with quote

I have a climbing rose (iceberg rose) that flowered this year for the first time.
However, there are two different types of rose flower appearing. One looks like the traditional rosette and the other is like the kind you get on Valentines day. (see piccies - images will illustrate clearer). My question is, why did this happen?
The latter flower is not an iceberg rose flower, I think!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:31 am    Post subject: wild growth from a grafted rose. Reply with quote

Marge, it looks to me that the tradional rosette is just that "a traditional rossette".
This looks to be a wilder form of rose than the tighter bloom of the "Iceberg".
Have a look at the bloom in this post to see a wilder rose in bloom http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=89&highlight=
Look familiar?

Most floribunda and hybrid tea roses are grafted roses, made up of two varieties of rose.
The more refined rose is usually grafted or joined atop the stronger, rougher and more vigorous rootstock.
Beautiful flowers on top and strong roots at the bottom to suck up lots of food and water.

You now have a decision to make, Marge.
If you leave the wilder blooming shoot it will quite quickly take over your more refined "Iceberg".
The rose bush will probably grow much larger than stated on the label if the wild rose allowed to take over.
But then again, you may actually prefer the wild look and wish to leave it as is. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I choose to keep the tighter bloom then how do I tame the wild rose?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MargeSimpson wrote:
If I choose to keep the tighter bloom then how do I tame the wild rose?


All you have to do is remove any current and future shoots producing the wild blooms. Do this with a clean secateurs as often as required.
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