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Re: rambling rose

  • Subject: Re: rambling rose
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 14:05:34 -0500

oh those are pretty Andrea.  I have a Blue River hibiscus that is similar to
those but pure white.  Stunning and just about to bloom.  Amazing what 7 - 8
inches of rain in 24 hours can accomplish.
Kitty I have several roses (species, floribunda, shrub & grandiflora) that
start out w/ reddish purple new growth that changes in a week or two.  It's
a fairly profound change too.  I'll go along w/ what Andrea suggests.  That
sounds right to me too.

On 6/14/09, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
> 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.
> A
> -----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
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmrsy/sets/72157601054303357/
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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