Peace on its own roots

last month

I came across this picture from April, and thought it fits my new category of "pics of roses to cheer anyone up". I call it "Cl Peace and friends". This clone of Peace has only been cloned once (by me) since the original plant in our garden was acquired by my DH's grandfather in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Of course, I don't know how many times it was cloned before he got it. The original plant was definitely grafted onto Dr. Huey - that is the first time I ever met Dr. Huey, and that experience is why I have never purchased a rose which was grafted onto root stock. This plant is a cutting I rooted from that old plant as it was dying, and it seems to be doing great on its own roots, at least here in my Mediterranean climate. Of course, like most mid 20th century HTs, it gets some blackspot, but I don't spray it, I just take off the affected leaves when I see them. Makes me smile.


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