View Full Version : Hello...I am trying to find a name for one of the roses I most admire.
27th April 2007, 04:29 PM
I have gardened for others for 8 years now( where I have served an apprenticeship) but only have a small patio of my own in central London. My only rose there is Pink Perpetue which has thrived over 15 years and I love for sentimental reasons. I have grown to like roses more ( esp climbers)by seeing them in the many different gardens I work and buy from Beales after the recommendation of a rose fanatic .....there is a rose I am trying to find the name of ...it blooms from mid-April here, having one great flush and I was told was Humes Blush by its planter....but it is creamy yellow so can't be. It smells strongly and has a citrus tang, is double, the colour of butter icing and must be some 4-6m. Foliage slightly glossy. It was apparently bought from Beales but is apparently discontinued. Currently it is a waterfall of bloom and a real conversation piece.....Any ideas'? That's me for starters.
27th April 2007, 08:07 PM
At the moment I can think of no roses fitting your description that we have discontinued, maybe it was just out of stock at the time? There are several early flowering yellow varieties. Try looking up Rosa xanthina lindleyii, Rosa Harrisonnii (Harrison's Yellow) or 'Old Yellow Scotch' for starters. We do offer an identification service! If you come across it again do send us a piece, include old wood and young growth as well as flowers and we will do our best to name it for you. Its advisable to wrap the base of the stems in damp kitchen roll within a plastic bag and pack it in something like an old ice cream tub for protection. Good luck in your quest
28th April 2007, 10:22 AM
Thanks Amanda. I took digital photo's last week but am away from home right now. I work in that garden most weeks. I shall endeavour to send a sample soon while it is still in bloom. T
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