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Re: rambling rose

  • Subject: Re: rambling rose
  • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 15:01:03 -0500

Those dinner-plate Hibiscus are late risers. If I still had one it would just be starting to show growth now, but in your zone I'd expect they'd be up and running. Once they get going they don't waste any time.

My concern with the rose is that there is only oneshoot, maybe two, that looks right, but there are masses of these red scraggly ones. I'm worried that a more unsightly rose that doesn't perform as I'd like will steal all the energy and the good one will die out in the process.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:43 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] rambling rose

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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