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RE: rambling rose

  • Subject: RE: rambling rose
  • From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:43:42 -0400

Kitty-I'd wait and see what happens. If I recall correctly, lots of roses
have reddish new growth right? If it's not the real deal you can always have
it taken out, but if you do it now you can't be sure and it's be a shame if
it IS the Paul's Himalayan. Plants' ability for survival amazes me. I
planted to Hibiscus moscheutus last year and so far this year, nothing. I
think they were in too much shade so I went to take them out this morning
and they're alive. The base is anyway. So, I dug them out, put them in a pot
and on the porch in full sun. Keep your fingers crossed! They're Lord and
Lady Baltimore and just stunning when they bloom.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 2:26 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] rambling rose

I think I mentioned b4 that my Rosa 'Paul's Himalayan Musk Ramber' took a 
terrible hit last December in a storm.  It had been a 30 footer, rising up 
the center of a Norway Maple and then out over the canopy.  When I wrote a 
few months ago I was concerned about when to prune it and the concensus was 
to wait until after it bloomed.  Well, it was completely shot, there's 
essentially nothing left.

New shoots are coming from the base which is on the south side of the tree. 
New shoots are also rising on the north side of the tree, apparently from 
roots that had circled around to that side.  However, almost all the new 
shoots have scraggly, wavy, reddish leaves.  Only one shoot resembles the 
original rose.  I had thought that this rambler was an own-root rose, not 
grafted, so I am puzzled at the appearance of these new shoots.

What do you think I should do now?

Here is a link to the 3 photos

neIN, Zone 5 

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