Mutant Ninja Rose

seil zone 6b MIAugust 11, 2014

I found this guy on my Appleblossom Flower Carpet yesterday. I can't find anything on whether or not AFC is a sport so I don't know if this is a reversion or a sport itself. There's a couple of other buds on the cane so I'll be interested to see what color they are and will mark that cane for future reference. I do remember seeing the bud a few days ago and thinking it looked more red than I recalled the buds being but I didn't photograph it..

This what it normally looks like.

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I have a hedge of the original Flower Carpet rose which was planted about 20 years ago. That color is exactly what it is and has always been, so my guess would be that yours is reverting.


    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 3:32PM
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Per Help Me Find, Apple Blossom is a sport of the original Flower Carpet. Yours seems to be reverting to the original. Kim

Here is a link that might be useful: Apple Blossom Flower Carpet

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 4:26PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Lol, I swear I read through all that patent stuff twice and never saw the "sport" reference under it! It probably won't repeat it but it's fun to find these anomalies.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 4:47PM
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