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Looking for specific antique rose

Posted by MikeGriggs SC (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 12, 13 at 9:28

Several years ago I purchased an antique rose from Ashdown Roses in the SC Upstate. They have since gone out of business. The rose is very old and I would like to replace it. I am looking for a name for this rose and a source to buy it. See attached image.

Or maybe I can root a sprout, if they don't have to be grafted.

Please help.


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RE: Looking for specific antique rose

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 12, 13 at 10:18

I wish I could help you ID it but I would start rooting some cuttings in any case. It would be good insurance against it's loss.


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Root up some cuttings. Take this picture and anything else you have on this rose and go down to Roses Unlimited in Laurens, S.C. There's a good chance they might carry it and be able to give you the name.


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I'm not great at IDing roses, but looks like it might be Lafter, an old HT often sold by OGR nurseries. Check that one out on HMF and see what you think.


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I would ask the nurseryman himself. His contact information is on his blog.

Here is a link that might be useful: Paul Zimmerman's blog


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  • Posted by vasue 7A Charlottesville (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 12, 13 at 13:49

A second vote for Lafter.


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RE: Looking for specific antique rose

Paul had some newer roses and his work with Mike Lowe suggests Autumn Sunset or even Westerland. Especially see the description of the foliage for these on helpmefind as well as the petal shapes.


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I used to have 3 Westerlands, but they were darker than the picture, and huge. I grew them on a trellis.

I hope tell us what it is when you find out. It is lovely, and not like any of my roses.


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Westerland


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Paul, last I knew, is also writing for Fine Gardening. His forum hasn't been terribly active lately, but that's not all that unusual for this time of year.

Another rose expert, Hannes, might also respond.

And I second Helpmefind.com. Although when I looked up Westerland, most of the pix didn't match yours.

Lynn

This post was edited by thedogsLL on Sun, Dec 15, 13 at 18:52


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