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    The closest thing we have to a wild rose is this one. We thought it was just an offshoot from a white climbing rose planted near by but when it flowered we realized it was a completely different plant. It's really only wild in the sense that it was a volunteer.

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    It could be a sprout from the white rose's rootstock, since roses are generally grafted/budded onto a rootstock of another variety, as is generally the case with fruit trees. Those are nice photos and her rose garden must be a nice place to be this time of year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herenorthere View Post
    I like rugosa roses (Rosa rugosa for you species buffs). They aren't native, but they might as well be. They're the beach roses of New England and supposedly are hardy to Zone 2. They can grow in anything and there are a lot of cultivars with different colors. Best of all, in my opinion, is that they get huge and tasty rose hips. Not only do they have lots of Vitamin C and make great jelly, they're good right off the plant.
    Hmmm... I have a couple Rosa rugosa bushes (rooted from cuttings from the beach, saved the cuttings when they were pruning them) Do you have a recipe for the jelly?

    BTW- AWSOME ROSES!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    I dig the European climbing roses, growing up a stone wall or metal gate looks awesome! MN is pretty cold and mainly the "iceberg" roses (or something like that) survive best but they're always just white. Perhaps bloom colors are influenced by soil nutrients as well? Most blue hydrangeas which are planted in MN never are blue again when they rebloom. They just become an off white green.
    Hydrangeas have no preset color. They need different nutrients to be different colors, here in New England it is almost impossible to get them to be pink for more then a year. If your want them to be blue again just get some acidic substrate into the soil.

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    not sure if the "nearly wild roses" are a species or just a hybrid with simple flowers....basically they have a pink, 5 petal flower.......

    this is the 'Austrian Copper' prolly my favorite 5 petal rose:
    http://www.rose-roses.com/rosepages/...daBicolor.html

    hardy as all get out...almost no die back even with no protection in the winter other than its on the south side of the house so it doesnt get the full force of the winter north winds.....but being close to the house it gets zero snow cover to protect it either.......the branches see -50 air temps in the winter and its not phased......i trim the tips in the spring to encourage branching but thats about it......

    we do have a wild species rose here........i dont grow it though cause it doesnt form the nicest looking bushes they generally look kinda rough.....
    Oh, those were nothing like my mom's "wild rose", it was white with 4 petals and smaller.

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    Rosa sericea is the only rose i can think of with 4 petals.....all other wild type roses pretty much have 5
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    Hmm, that might be it... I really think there are a bunch behind my towns police station I could take a pic of.

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    A rose with only 4 petals is weird and I didn't believe you until I looked it up. I thought everything in the rose family has five petals.
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    theres a black sheep in every family
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