Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mystery Rose from a Tampa nursery

TNS Nursery on West Hillsborough Avenue, right next to the airport runway in Tampa, is selling this virtually scentless rose, own root, in 3 gallon pots, for $7 as I recall. My initial reaction upon seeing them,. then checking is that they are the Hybrid Musk 'Belinda'. It is now planted in my former 'Mermaid' bed in a 5 gallon Water Wise Container Garden where I hope it prospers.....I'd love to use it in my breeding worker as I am a slut for big clusters of blooms.....I can just imagine boinking 'Duchesse de Brabant' or "York Street Yellow" with it and getting stellar seedlings.



  1. John, Have you figured this one out yet? My frist guess from the cluster, size and color it the polyantha - The Fairy, but it has fewer petals than mine does. My mature plant is also denser but both petal count and denisty of bush could be chalked up to maturity. If it's not The Fairy I would sure think it is a polyantha.

  2. The first photo looks very similar to a rose I have called Martha's Vineyard. It is a very nice rose and blooms profusely. I really enjoy mine.

  3. Thanks for those possible IDs! John