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Rose Petal Mutation

Posted by BelindaBird none (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 12, 14 at 13:52

We found this interesting mutation on a pink "Blushing Knockout" at our garden center. Was wondering if anyone else has seen anything like this? There is also a link to the photo here: http://www.thegarden-mart.com/


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RE: Rose Petal Mutation

That is not extraordinary. The bush's natural rose is the cherry colored one. The pink is trying to revert to its natural color. I have seen this in others' roses, not mine. I only have the cherry color, but this happens. The pink is a "sport." It is not unusual for a "sport" to return to its mother.


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RE: Rose Petal Mutation

The parti-colored look is interesting. It may be that the stem bearing this rose will produce more like that, so you might want to mark it and preserve it. If it is stable, you can try to propagate it.


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RE: Rose Petal Mutation

  • Posted by jim1961 6a Central Pa. (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 12, 14 at 17:10

Cool bloom! :)


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RE: Rose Petal Mutation

As mentioned, Blushing Knock Out (and Pink Knock Out) is a mutation, or "sport", of the original Knock Out. Known to do this from time to time. I currently have one cane with blooms mixed light pink and cherry red, and this year, one cane that is solid cherry red. Fun to see!


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RE: Rose Petal Mutation

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 12, 14 at 18:41

It's charming and I hope it will happen again from time to time for you!


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