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Initial post 2 days ago by Nastarana
I find the following in the HMF ezine for March 2000:

"To try to solve this mystery, I've done some research. Hobbies' 'Pink Pearl' is described as pink shaded salmon AND, perhaps more importantly, it is single -- which means it has only 5 or maybe a few more petals. If your 'Pink Pearl' had more petals than that then we can rule out Hobbies' rose.

There's another rose listed in the database that you should take a look at and that is 'Pink Pearl' (Wichuraiana, Horvath). Under References for this rose, you'll find it was mentioned by William Paul in The Rose Garden of 1910 and it's probably the same rose attributed to Michael Horvath by Brent C. Dickerson in The Old Rose Adventurer in which it's described as an "Old-fashioned Wichuraiana [which would look like a Rambler], with clusters of crimson buds and pale pink, double, fragrant flowers..." by Alex Sutton

Possibly the photo which accompanies the Hobbies rose needs to be reassigned?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 2 days ago by jedmar
The rose by Horvath was listed in Gravereaux' catalogue of 1902. The current attribution to Hobbies at L'Haÿ is incorrect. Photo reassigned.
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Initial post 16 MAR by Michael Garhart
The codename implies its Golden Beauty x Shockwave, and while the form is what one would expect, the color seems lighter than one would expect. Which doesn't mean anything, as genetics can be strange, but it definitely struck me.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 16 MAR by Nastarana
In pictures this would seem to be one of the better peach/apricot colored roses on the market. Pity no fragrance is mentioned. A floribunda spray from this variety would be a splendid decorative accent, or perhaps it could be grown in a pot on one's patio.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 7 days ago by Michael Garhart
My favorite is hands down 'Louise Hay', but Weeks didn't take that rose seriously.
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Initial post 7 days ago by Flamingo
Royal Jubilee seems to be impossible to find. Has anyone had any luck lately?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 7 days ago by Nastarana
RJ is growing, slowly in my back yard. Despite its' alleged alba genetics, I would not want to try it any colder than zone 5 where I am. Mine came from David Austen Roses in Texas. Maybe contact them. If they know there is interest, they might propagate it for next year.
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Initial post 9 days ago by Nastarana
This does not resemble the other photos of 'Simon Bolivar' in color or shape. Possibly a mislabel?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 9 days ago by goncmg
Nope. It’s Simon. It was an old camera and the color,came out too orange but I really got that amazing star shaped bloom on my plant all those years ago.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 9 days ago by goncmg
One of Asakombus photos turned out the same shade. The old cameras and the bright color.
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