Today’s rose is another example of the unknown pitfalls of walking through gardens and looking for beautiful pieces for my collections. You find a wonderful fully bloomed pink rose and you are left without any clue about the exact type of flower you’ve photographed.
Now, as my friends will tell you, there are few things that I enjoy more than researching the answers to questions. It’s one of my hobbies and while I’m pretty good at finding out answers, every once in a while a I’m forced to guess.
This is what I’m doing in this particular case. I believe that this is a picture of Pink Knock Out ® Rose. It’s an easy to care for variety of rose that requires a moist soil and plenty of sunshine. It’s also known for constant blooming and can take the cold ice filled winters that are found in Texas.
What gave the identity away that this is a knock out rose? The pattern of the petals and the openness an easy visible anthers, stigmas, and filaments (basic flower parts) is quite a contrast to the tightly wound patterns of petals one finds on other roses.
Now, I can easily hear some of my more experienced relatives out there exclaim that I should have looked at the species nameplate found in most gardens to find what I was looking at first. Well, while I’ll admit that sometimes I do forget to look at labels on some flowers, this particular garden is notorious for not labeling their plants.
If someone happens to be of greater horticultural savvy than myself, and believes this rose to be of a different variety please leave me a message in the comments so I can change it.
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