Identifying a rose

Hello all - I recently purchased several rose bushes from a local garden center. One of the bushes was labeled "Polar Ice" and was supposed to have white blooms. However, when the buds began blooming, they were actually pink. The blooms and leaves look very much like those of my "Queen Elizabeth" rose, except the blooms on the (obviously mislabled) Polar Ice bush are a deeper shade of pink than the Queen. Is it possible that this rose is a Queen Elizabeth also? Does Queen Elizabeth come in varied shades of pink? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
Rhonda Alexandria, VA USDA Zone 7
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With a bazillion cultivars in existance, you'll never figure it out randomly. What you need is a list of likely candidates from the nursery where you purchased the mislabeled plant, as it would have to be SOMEthing their wholesale grower was growing. So complain to the retailer about the mislabeling & demand a list of cultivars sold in that year, or their wholesale source so you can track down what they produced for market that year.
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On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 11:13:11 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@netscape.net (paghat) wrote:

And yes, it's possible for QE to have a different shade of pink. Some of it has to do with culture, some with the environment (a subset of culture) and there might be a herdetary variation as well.
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