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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:56 AM

Odd occurrence.

I have a pale pink "New Dawn" climber that has been in the same place for years. It hasn't bloomed yet this season, but has plenty of buds.

Now, it seems to have thrown off a sport that is dark red! Is this possible, or is it a random bush that has been growing secretly for a long time? If so, how does a sport occur?

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:16 AM

1. It may be from the root stock.

I don't know what variety it is that is most commonly used for grafting, but if a rose blooms from the root stock it's often dark red.

I don't think I ever saw that happen unless the plant had died back to the root, though.

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:49 PM

2. It's probably a "Pharmacist" or "Apothacary" rose, and is growing

from the root stock. These are the names of the roses used for root stock.

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