Monday, 24 August 2009

Rose Identity - please!



I wonder if anyone could identify this yellow rose?

It grows up on the end gable of the long barn. It was here long before I arrived, before the previous owners and the people before them, so it's old, probably some 30 years old.

It's a beauty. It cloaks the stonework and is about 3 metres high. It has a first flush in June, blooms sporadically through Summer and has another flush about now.

The blooms start off a deep yellow and fade as they age. I am simply the guardian of this rose, pruning and feeding it but I would love to know its name. Any ideas? Anyone.





See, I said it was a beauty!

26 comments:

  1. I wish I knew, Rob - I'd go and buy one!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have no idea, but I love yellow roses. It looks beautiful growing where it is.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's gorgeous. Hope you find out the name of it. What a marvelous display against the stone. Are you getting rain?

    Cameron
    (Just back from Washington DC/Alexandria VA where we spent the last 4 days... without a computer, but with a camera)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oooh, she is a beauty, especially in the last closeup shot. Wish I could help you on her name, sorry. I love to see your pictures of mature plants, since everything in my yard is still so young.

    ReplyDelete
  5. It is lovely. Roses are hard to identify because there are so many. How often does it bloom (does it repeat?)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Looks a bit like Allgold Rob.

    If you get stuck Rob, try:

    http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/rosesname/msg0516381017080.html

    always been helpful to me.

    or

    http://www.justourpictures.com/
    http://www.rogersroses.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Phoenix and Catherine

    Cameron, storms last night and bursts of heavy rain today. Settled from tomorrow onwards.

    VW hi, I guess your spring being later always makes a difference.

    Phillip hi, yes it repeats

    Hermes, cheers, I'll check them out.

    ReplyDelete
  8. 'Allgold' came to my mind too Rob but am not sure. The Peter Beales website offers the facility to search for roses by height and colour. Is it fragrant ? What a beautiful rose to inherit.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Rob, sorry, no ID here either, but yellow roses are my favorites, hard to find really good ones like yours. Lucky you to be the steward of such a one. :-)
    Frances

    ReplyDelete
  10. very, very pretty! I don't know much about roses, but I went to the antique rose emporium website and poked around, and thought that this rose, Safrano, might be it: http://www.ph-rose-gardens.com/00402.htm

    This site has a much more detailed description, and it seems to match up really well from the pictuers, shrub size and blooming time, what do you think? Or it could be Isabella Sprunt, which is a sport of that and is more yellow.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Anna, Frances and Jen.

    I shall try out all the options and thanks, it's appreciated!

    It could be a little known French variety or even something by Meilland, still, it that remains nameless is a stunner!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Rob
    Lovely photos of a delightful rose. Sorry no name suggestions. I don't seem to have any yellow roses not intentionally though.

    It took me a long time to name a cutting from a neighbour that turned out to be Mselle Cecille Bruner which in fact is so different than many roses. I eventually tracked it down at Mottisfont Abbey although I have found it elsewhere since. It is a lot easier to identify in life than on a photo so good luck, it is a beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Rob I hope you get an ID for your rose. It's certainly a beauty, and looks wonderful with the Cosmos and Verbena.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Rob - looks like an old but very pretty yellow rose to me!

    Thanks for your tip about the BBC Garden Illustrated magazine - what a great read. I'm inspired! I'm also about to order some ginger :)

    Hope your weather is better than ours - it's been chucking it down all day and I'm considering putting the heating on for a bit - how grim is that? Mind you, it's the bank holiday this weekend so I shouldn't expect anything else really!

    ReplyDelete
  15. The only yellow rose I know is Golden Showers. It's a climber too. Maybe? It's sure a beautiful old rose huh? love the wall it's growing on.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a beauty and I cannot help you name it either. It is so lovely there against the color of your barn... beautiful photos.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Not only is it beautiful, but the foliage is so healthy.
    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  18. I wish I knew~ I want one! Beautiful yellow rose, and beautiful captures of it! Very nice gardening blog you have also, found you're link at Mother Natures'Garden blog.
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Cat

    ReplyDelete
  19. It's official.

    I'm tagging you for a Meme Award!

    Do drop by to pick it up, Cheers, Alice

    ReplyDelete
  20. simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Is it perhaps Buff Beauty? Buff Beauty might be 'flatter' when fully opened, but the colour and growth could well be it. It is one of the great survivors of earlier roses, and marvelously scented. I have posted on it at mooseyscountrygarden.com, (in about Nov 2008 as Jack Two) where you can do a site search and compare pictures.

    PS: Great to have discovered your blog!

    regards - Jack Holloway

    ReplyDelete
  22. I think it is Golden Showers, myself.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I also vote for "Golden Showers"

    ReplyDelete
  24. Your photography is absolutely gorgeous!! I don't have a clue about your rose but it's beautiful.

    Have a great day!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I am almost sure it is Golden Showers - I have 3 myself. It was the first climbing rose to when rose of the year by the ARS in 1955.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Could it be Sutters Gold?

    ReplyDelete