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Old yellow garden rose? Need help identifying.

9 years ago

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if someone could help me identify this rose - any suggestions are welcome. I plucked this rose from a huge rose bush/shrub (8 ft tall x 8 ft wide) growing in front of an old, abandoned craftsman style bungalow in Downtown Santa Ana, California. I think it is an old garden rose judging by the size and form of the bush (large shrub). The flower is approximately 4 inches across. At first I thought it was Celine Forestier but none of the flowers have the distinctive green eye. Then I thought it may be Duchesese D'auerstadt but it is not as yellow as Duchesese. Then again, since we are in Southern California perhaps the temperature is affecting the color - it is current about 65 - 75 degrees here. Again, any suggestions are welcome!!

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