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Neat thorns & foliage: Rosa hugonis or ???

17 years ago

Here is another unlabelled rose from the IBG that is needing to be ID'd. I haven't actually seen this one in bloom: it blooms earlier than most roses. As you can see, it has small, ferny foliage, and bright red canes and thorns (at least on new growth), but the thorns aren't so pronounced as on photos I've seen of the pteracantha or sericea roses. I think it may be 'Father Hugo' (which I've seen listed as rosa hugonis or rosa xanthina hugonis . . . I don't even know which of those names is proper!). Does anyone grow this rose and recognize it?

(One photo is in summer; the other is in November.)

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