I have two rose bushes in my back yard in Alexandria, VA (USDA Zone 7) that
were here when I bought the house. I'd like to learn to care for them
appropriately, so it would be helpful to know what type of roses they are.
I am posting photos to alt.binaries.pictures.gardens under the same subject
header, so if you have a minute, please take a look and let me know what you
think. Here is some additional information:
Rose #1 looks somewhat like a floribunda -- the flowers are very light blush
pink with tannish center dots. The bush has numerous canes coming up from
the ground and is about 6' tall by about 4' wide. I now know this rose
blooms on old wood because I pruned it last spring and it didn't bloom again
until just now. The foliage has the 7-leaf pattern and is a medium green;
the canes have numerous small prickly thorns, as opposed to the longer, more
widely spaced ones.
Rose #2 looks like it may be some kind of hybrid tea. The flowers are ivory
when they first bloom and develop a pinkish tinge around the edge of the
petals before they die. This rose will re-bloom if it is deadheaded, but
I'm not really sure for how long. The bush is about 6 feet tall by about 2
feet wide and originates from a single cane which branches into a Y about
three feet up on the bush.
I've searched a number of rose Web sites to find roses similar in appearance
to mine, but I never quite find anything that matches the flower type and
height. The strangest thing is that I can't recall ever having seen hips on
either; I thought all roses developed noticeable hips? Anyway, if you can
help me out at all, I'd be very grateful.
Thanks in advance!
It's a rave, darling, a mad rave!