rosemay
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help to identify a standard rose

can anyone help i am looking for a standard rose i have seen in a local garden, it is so beautiful, stricking bright pink booms, it appears to grow in a weeping habit, with smallish leaves, not much of a description but i am hoping it is enough for someone out there to name i wish to buy one for a present to someone special many thanks in anticipation, rosemay

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Re: help to identify a standard rose

rosemay wrote:can anyone help i am looking for a standard rose i have seen in a local garden, it is so beautiful, stricking bright pink booms, it appears to grow in a weeping habit, with smallish leaves, not much of a description but i am hoping it is enough for someone out there to name i wish to buy one for a present to someone special many thanks in anticipation, rosemay




I'm going to take a wild guess with the possibility of it being "The Fairy" in a standard form. Are you familiar with The Fairy? It has rather small leaves, and smallish pink blooms. It's a great old polyantha rose.

here's some info: https://www.helpmefind.com/rose/pl.php?n=2482
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Maybe it's a William Baffin? They can be grown as either climbers or large, sort of weepy shrubs.

Great bright pink blooms, too.

[url]https://www.waysidegardens.com/gardening/PD/45031?cid=wpp000518[/url]
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plkelly wrote:Maybe it's a William Baffin? They can be grown as either climbers or large, sort of weepy shrubs.

Great bright pink blooms, too.

[url]https://www.waysidegardens.com/gardening/PD/45031?cid=wpp000518[/url]
I've grown William Baffin, and although it's a great rose, I absolutely cannot imagine it being grown as a standard.

Mine was a MONSTER in size!
It was about 8 feet tall and every bit as wide.
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Mine is that size, too, but it's not trained as a climber. It just grows along happily--it's blooming right now--at a corner of our privacy fence, and hides the side gate of the fence from view.

It grows mostly upright, with a few branches that reach further out in graceful arches.
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