Unknown rose bush given to me

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    AAnightowl Young Pine

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    My mail carrier gave me two rose bushes yesterday, but she is not a rose person at all, and has no clue what they are. She said they get huge and long and have large dark pink flowers. I was thinking they might be an older variety of climbers or ramblers? She did not think they spread out much, but I won't know until I get them in the ground. She also cut them back for transporting, and does not know how to prune them either. I think I can straighten them out.

    I was tempted to think it is a multiflora rose, which is a weed rose in the US, but she did not think so. The multifloras here have small white flowers and are very invasive.

    Does anyone know a site for ID'ing old roses? I don't know what they look like until they bloom come spring.

    (I already have at least 4 young rose bushes from my Fairy Rose to move to a better spot this week, so I am trying to figure out where these can go and do whatever without being too much for things around them.)
     
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    AAnightowl Young Pine

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    I did get the Fairy Rose offspring relocated where they can spread out more, and I got my two mystery roses in the ground. I guess I ought to quit getting roses, but they are kind of like lost puppies and hard to resist.
     
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    It will best to wait until next spring and see what the flowers will be like, then post them on here.
     
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    Bummer though. I will ask my mail carrier next time I catch her if she happened to get a picture of the flowers? If I find a website of old roses, I may browse and see if I find out anything.
     
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    I've got a book called the rose expert, it has a lot of pictures of all roses.
     
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    Sounds like one in the series by,Dr Hessayon Logan. Great series.
    Attempting to identify roses and some other cultvars is a very hit and miss game.
     
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    I think I need to dig up a bunch of daylilies. I read where lilies and roses do not get along very well as both are heavy feeders. And the only spot I could think of for the surprise rose and the last of the Fairy Rose offspring is in a lily patch.... oops. There are a couple of Rose of Sharon bushes and irises in there too. It is in the stump of an old elm tree that came down in a tornado in May 2020. I guess I will be giving away a lot of lilies...
     
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    Yes that's right Mike, I've got a tree and shrub expert as well.
     

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