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can you get two different color flowers on the same rose plant?



I would have previously said no BUT just yesterday, a florist in our local market was selling some standard patio roses in tubs and they had both yellow AND pink flowers on them.

21 Jun, 2010


Yes. A good example is a variety that is a "sport" (a genetic mutation) of another variety such as the peach-pink patio rose Sweet Dream. It's yellow sport Sweet Memories occasionally produces a flower thats split down the middle, half peach-pink, half yellow with even more rarely, a single coloured flower opposing all the others on the plant. There are several other examples of this such as Zepherine Drouhin with it's paler pink sport Kathleen Harrop.

21 Jun, 2010

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