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LAS14
Albany, ME
(Zone 4b)

June 30, 2011
6:37 PM

Post #8665122

I have two kinds of true red roses that look very similar and I've lost the labels. Both have moderately numerous petals. Do all roses of a particular variety have the same number of petals? If I knew that they did I'd count the petals from the different plants and have my answer.

TIA
LAS
porkpal
Richmond, TX

June 30, 2011
8:59 PM

Post #8665407

I think some are more consistent than others. I think it might worthwhile to make the counts - especially if they turned out to be quite different. Do you remember which roses they might be?
victorengel
Austin, TX

July 1, 2011
12:32 PM

Post #8666443

I've noticed a big difference between small, newly planted and large, established plants and also unfertilized vs. fertilized.

This thread is a case in point (flowers were all from the same plant):
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1172389/

This message was edited Jul 1, 2011 1:38 PM
LAS14
Albany, ME
(Zone 4b)

July 1, 2011
1:01 PM

Post #8666480

Thanks. Will count and let you know after the guests for the weekend leave. I don't want them to miss a single bloom!!!

I know one is Europeeana. The one I'm not sure about could be another Europeeana, or it could be a Climbing Dublin Bay that's bushed out because it had a bad season last year and is now in a very fertile sunny place? It shows little prospects of becoming a climber except for one 4 foot cane.

Thanks,
las

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