A rose of 2 colors

dlbk(6a)June 29, 2014

A friend had some Morden Blush roses and wanted more, planted 6 last year and when they bloomed they weren't the same color as her established plants. I checked online and found the new roses to match what I see online, and wondering what happened to her other roses? Is it possible they reverted to the parent stock color? I didn't take a pic, but the established roses are a solid, vibrant mid-pink color, whereas Morden Blush seems to be just that - blush - pale pink with a darker center as the rose is opening.
Thanks for any thoughts.

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seil zone 6b MI

There are probably a couple of reason that could explain it. The older ones have been growing in different conditions than the newer ones, such as soil and weather, that could explain the difference. It's also possible that the earlier ones were a different Morden rose. There are several different ones and a few of them are a brighter solid pink, Morden Belle, Morden Centennial and Morden Ruby.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 2:10PM
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Thanks Seil - I wasn't aware that Morden Blush might be named differently. I'll try to get a pic to post. It does look quite a bit like Centennial, though not bushy.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 2:21PM
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