Two roses on one bush?

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Date Photo Taken: April 6,2012
Location: Atlanta,Ga
Posted By: Ruby Mars


About 2 years ago I bought a rose on sale. It was only $2 so I felt I had little to lose if it didn’t turn out well. The first year it surprised me with beautiful fragrant long stem yellow roses. Last year it did the same as it grew with no issues whatsoever but this Spring it came back with the same beautiful yellow flowers plus stems filled with red roses also very fragrant. In other words, the same bush has two different types of roses. What is this all about?


  1. Ada Y. Unregistered says:

    it sounds like the rose was grafted with another color, thus providing with 2 different color roses on the same plant. if you look toward the base, you may be able to see where it was grafted.

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    April 7th, 2012 at 4:07 pm
  2. Ruby Mars Unregistered says:

    Thanks Ada,
    That was my first guess but decided to run it by some other folks. I guess you could say I lucked up for a mere two dollars but I wonder why it took three years to show red roses?

    April 8th, 2012 at 9:52 am
  3. David Unregistered says:

    Interesting. I just bought some roses on sale for the Korean equivalent of two dollars. I pulled them out of a crowd of other roses and some of the other ones I bought are just normal or even kind of week. I have yellow and red flowers coming out on the same branches in various locations on the plant.
    I didn’t think it was very strange until people started taking pictures of it walking by. (it sits in a kind of public place in front of my restaurant.) I search online and this is the only thing I found. I am very doubtful that someone went through all the trouble to select this one pot out of all of those, and graft onto many tiny branches. (mini rose). I don’t see anywhere that I can post a photo right now. Perhaps, Ruby, we are both recipients of the same chromosomal fluke, or the weavings of angels.^^

    August 20th, 2012 at 8:10 pm
  4. Ruby Mars Unregistered says:

    Love your philosophical musings David. Is it Korea where you are? What’s the weather like?

    August 20th, 2012 at 9:56 pm
  5. dvm Registered says:

    Hot, humid, right now rainy!
    My kids are mixed: Dutch-Canadian and Korean.
    Hybrid vigor is often on my mind. 🙂
    Is this as rare as it seems? Or just not much spoken of online?

    August 22nd, 2012 at 5:56 am
  6. Shannon Unregistered says:


    The other rose is Dr. Huey. It is a climber and used a bunch with grafting. Many of my roses have had the Dr. take over. Some a couple years old and some 10 years old. I have never had the rose grafted onto Dr. Huey survive.

    September 20th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

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