Is this a Peace? ...hmmm

kansas.girlApril 27, 2014

It isn't opened yet, but the colors are so dark. I thought Peace roses were yellow and cream with light pink. And why do they look so brittle?

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roseseek

It might be a Peace. Temperatures, nutrients and light intensities play great parts in the saturation of the pigments. Once it opens and is subjected to sun, air and temperatures you should be able to better see what you expect. Sometimes it's going to be darker, more saturated. Others, it will be less deeply colored, more pastel or faded looking. I'm not sure what you mean by "brittle", but Peace is more "stout", "sturdy" in growth than most other HTs of its vintage. Almost more HP appearing in growth "huskiness". That was one of its attractions and helped lead to its extreme use in breeding many hundreds of rose varieties. Kim

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 10:37AM
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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

This is a bud from my Peace. Similar, but lighter colors. There are different versions of Peace on the market. Sometimes climate, soil, maturity, etc. can cause color change.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 10:44AM
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kansas.girl

Thank you! I didn't know there were so many variations! By brittle, I meant the edges of the petals looked a little crispy... Dry, maybe. Just got this rose Driday and I've been watering it well, but I don't know if I should be doing anything else to make it healthy.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 10:54AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Looks very healthy to me.

Might it be Chicago Peace--which has more dramatic coloring than Peace does?

Kate

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 11:33AM
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kansas.girl

Ooo, Chicago Peace... That would be a fun surprise! Can't wait until these babies bloom!

This post was edited by kansas.girl on Sun, Apr 27, 14 at 11:59

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 11:58AM
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seil zone 6b MI

If you just got this rose Friday then these buds were set in the nursery where you bought it. You have no way of knowing what kind of conditions it was in. It may have been too warm or cold or didn't get enough water or sun etc. and all of those things could effect the colors and those crispy petal edges. I wouldn't worry yet. Just let it grow and see what the next blooms look like.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 12:48PM
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Susanne27(5a Ontario Canada)

I bought a Peace potted last year and when it flowered it was pink and white and I thought drab and boring looking. I was disappointed. It made it through a long cold winter though so it must be tough but I do hope I get a pink and yellow flower this season.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 8:02PM
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patricianat

JMHO, but does not look like Chicago Peace. There are many other roses that imitate Peace but I think this may be Peace and your zone may have hyped up the color for a time.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 12:50PM
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henryinct

The amount of variation possible with Peace is extraordinary. The foliage and bud form look right to me so it could be Peace but how can you tell at this point?.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 1:49PM
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kansas.girl

It's already changed a lot since I first posted!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 2:49PM
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redribbons

It looks like a regular Peace rose to me. I just planted one. This pic is of my Desert Peace (named after Desert Storm). It just bloomed profusely.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 5:24PM
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susan4952(5)

This is my peace in Chicago.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 9:14PM
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susan4952(5)

If you go to HMF, one of the pics of the buds look very much like yours.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 9:22PM
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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

The first few seasons Peace was cream with a light mauve edge. Somewhat similar to what Susan posted above. As it matured, it became a brighter yellow with a raspberry edge:

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 10:32AM
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deervssteve(9)

My Peace

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 2:39PM
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