Climbing Peace or Golden Showers?

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  1. bunty

    bunty Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello

    I had a wonderful climbing rose. The plumber cut it right to the ground and killed it. I want another.
    It was sold as Golden Showers, but most illustrations of golden showers are a much brighter yellow. It also looks like a peace rose and there is a picture on the internet of a rose called Jumbo Peace Rose which looks just like it.

    This had yellow buds with petals fringed with orange, it faded to pale yellow or buff with a faint pink blush here and there, and was highly scented. It had one massive flush, I think in May/June, and would flower again a little if deadheaded, but does that constitute a repeat flowering rose?

    Does golden showers vary that much, and is there any way to make sure I get the right one?
     
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    Have you any photo's of your own rose Bunty? That would be a great help for identification. :)However, our rose expert is @wiseowl who I have tagged for you and hopefully he will be kind enough to come along and help you with this. :)
     
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    First of I would take the pruning secateurs to the plumber :heehee:

    Good morning @bunty my friend,well to be perfectly honest all roses can vary in colour depending on age,position,soil,sun/shade .and a lot depends on where you purchased it from,Repeat flowering means exactly that,quite a few Roses Ramblers ect flower only once a year and no more,in my experience the Peace Rose and Golden showers are so much different
    to look at,


    If I were you purchase it from a reputable Rose nursery it will be a little more expensive but well worth it.May I respectfully suggest climbers "Arthur Bell" and "Graham Thomas"

    If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask :smile:
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    Medium yellow Large-Flowered Climber.
    Registration name: Golden Showers
    Bred by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts (United States, circa 1950).
    Introduced in United States by Germain's (Germain Seed & Plant Co.)in 1956 as 'Golden Showers'.
    Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.
    Yellow. Licorice, tea fragrance. 20 to 30 petals. Average diameter 6". Large bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
    Climbing.
    Height of 10' to 14' (305 to 425 cm). Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).

    Charlotte Armstrong × Captain Thomas (Large Flowered Climber, Thomas, 1935)
    Red filaments
     
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    bunty Apprentice Gardener

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    I bought it reduced to 99p at the supermarket and found it still in the bag a year later. It looked as if there was still life in it so i shoved it in the ground and it took off.
    I now tend to buy roses from Peter Beale, or Crocus, but would happily buy from anyone recommended, and am happy to pay full price. I will look up your recommendations and try to get a photo-I did have one but yahoo has lost all my old mail!

    My brother who is a professional gardener but lives abroad asked me what it was. I said it was sold as golden showers. He was not convinced! and TBH I have never heard him talk about roses much.

    I will look at your recommendations. and get back to you if I find a photo.
     
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