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This rose was a total surprise for me. When the Tropicana standard died, I hauled out what I could but didn't bother digging out the last of the standard stalk or the roots as the area had been taken over by Red Ribbons and I wasn't planning on planting again there in any case. I did note last year that suckers were coming up from the roots and mixing in with Red Ribbons. It's now mid-May 2006 and for a few weeks I've noticed that in with Red Ribbons at that location, I appear to have a different rose, with a different growth habit and different leaves. Today it opened its first flowers and I find that, though they're more purple than photos I've seen on the web, it's pretty clearly Dr. Huey, which is used as a rootstock. It's a pleasant small flower and compliments Red Ribbons nicely so, even though it's not something that I would have planted, it can stay.
Dr. Huey is a climber; it's sure acting like one!
Memorial Day weekend 2007 brings the bloom of Dr. Huey.
Just after Memorial Day, 2008, Dr. Huey has bloomed in spectacular fashion!
A patient comes to visit the Doctor!
Dr. Huey spills over the fence along the side yard to excellent advantage.
In May of 2009, Dr. Huey has put on his incredible "shower of roses" show.
Early May 2010 brings the first flowers to Dr. Huey.
And the flush begins.
Here's a good view of what passersby see from the street.
Late May 2011 brings the bloom of Dr. Huey, truly a traffic stopper.
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