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tiggrx

Rosa 'Laxa'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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kathy

So many hips lovely colour

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lamaisonbleueoleron

I'll be trying some new treats with hips once I'm back from my trip. I can't wait 😉 👌

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tiggrx

@lamaisonbleueoleron sounds great, but make sure you remove all the hairs from round the seeds as they are irritants.

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lamaisonbleueoleron

I know itching powder 😉😱 🙊🙈

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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tiggrx

@RicardoListeretti I wondered if you (or anyone else) might know what this rose is? It resembles a white-flowered Dog Rose with leaves pretty much the colour of an Alba. It forms a tall upright shrub. Apparently the previous house owner bought it at a car boot sale #PlantID

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MelanieAt

Looks like a Rosa rugosa Alba. Are the needles on the plant fine yet very prickly?

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tiggrx

@MelanieAt it's not as coarse as a R. rugosa, with smaller leaves and flowers and the needles very different.

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RicardoListeretti

Hi @tiggrx - any blush flowers or all pure white?

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MelanieAt

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. :)

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RicardoListeretti

Or hint of blush?

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tiggrx

@MelanieAt that's ok, thanks for the suggestion 😀

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tiggrx

@RicardoListeretti no they are all pure white.

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RicardoListeretti

With the combination of white flowers, refined grey foliage and upright growth my first instinct is Rosa fedtschenkoana - one of my favourite species roses btw.

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tiggrx

@RicardoListeretti thanks, that certainly looks possible. I did compare it with the description in the European Garden Flora and it differs in several points. However, I read somewhere that the plant called R. fedtschenkoana in gardens is not the real R. fedtschenkoana! I'm not sure which plant the book's description was of.

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RicardoListeretti

You know there is a single Alba rose. Simply, Rosa Alba as opposed to maxima or semi plena - a lovely garden worthy shrub but seldom grown. Does your rose repeat flower at all?

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tiggrx

@RicardoListeretti I wondered if there was, I've not found any mention of it though. I don't think it does repeat.

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