A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet

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I am on the search for the identity of this rose. Do you know what it could be? If so, would you tell me, please? Its gracious beauty is too much remain a mystery.

I mentioned how much I liked this rose in this floral arrangement post, and since I cannot stop thinking about it, I mention it yet again. I went to the International Rose Test Garden here in Portland, with photos in hand to ask the staff. They didn’t know what it is, and it wasn’t featured in the garden, but they gave me a hint: it may be a David Austin English Rose. This week I searched the web and have narrowed it down a bit, but still nothing definite.

A gardening friend suggested I go to a certain nursery in town to ask them as they are the rose specialists.

So I search on, wandering in a new land of rose jargon and of parentage and fragrance notes (strong myrrh, anyone?), scouring forums, drooling over galleries of English rose.

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About Celia

I live in Portland, OR in a orange stucco apartment building surrounded by wild gardens. I love plants, yoga, going for walks, the Oregon wilderness, photography, gardening, herbal tea and creating. My Etsy shop is KyraBotanica, where I sell handmade herbal tea and natural body care products and fragrances.

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