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This old rose doesn't form a shrub

18 years ago

I acquired this rose about 30 years ago from a very elderly woman who said her family had it for as long as she could remember. She said it was known for its beautiful red buds, but they don't seem unusual in any way to me. It doesn't grow into any sort of shape, but pops up in single canes (suckers?) over a large area, as if it has underground runners. It blooms just once. Can you identify it? Thanks!

PS: Don't let the leaf at upper left confuse you. It's lemon balm. :-)

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