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Rose sucker?

Shavertown, PA(Zone 5a)

This year I was very excited to see a small rose bush growing along side of my Queen Elizabeth hybrid Tea rose. I dug it out and planted it carefully. It is growing beautifully but has not produced any flowers. Could this be just a sucker or it is just too young to bloom. I have cut back some of the branches thinking this would promote bloom, but nothing yet. Any ideas?

Olive Branch, MS(Zone 7b)

It's probably a sucker of Dr. Huey, the rootstock onto which Queen Elizabeth was budded. Dr. Huey blooms on old wood like most once bloomers, so cutting it back is cutting off next year's blooms. Unless you want a monster once bloomer that immediately loses it's foliage to black spot, get rid of it

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