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Rose died, coming up from roots

Posted by lucky1_gardener 8 (My Page) on
Sat, May 14, 11 at 21:41

Hi - We had a very wet, cold and soggy winter. Two of my David Austin's had the upper part die, but now there is new growth coming up from the roots. I'm sure one looks to be a grafted (Tamora) and Abraham Darby which is the two year old plant and is hard to tell if it's grafted or not, but it has lots of new growth coming up from the roots.
I'm wondering what the chances are that the new growth is from the rose I bought or from what it was grafted on? And what rose do they use for grafting?
I love roses but really don't know a lot about them, but have usually had good luck with the other roses in my garden which includes other David Austins planted in similar conditions.

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RE: Rose died, coming up from roots

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 0:00

If the growth does not produce flowers this year, it is most probably rootstock.

Probably Dr. Huey was the root stock. If you leave the growth until next year you can get small dark red flowers in spring. Dr. Huey is a once-a-year bloomer.

RE: Rose died, coming up from roots

Dr. Huey is also a climbing rose, so if the new canes are notably longer than Tamora or Abraham Darby were for you the chances are probably good that Mother Nature has decided to replace your roses with Dr. Huey.

RE: Rose died, coming up from roots

Thank you both. I guess I'll hold out a little hope that they aren't Dr. Huey since I loved the flowers on Tamora and Abraham Darby. The weather we've had and been having are really testing my garden right now.

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