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Gwen Lynn
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I bought this rose a few years ago. It's floribunda rose "Rio Samba". It goes thru the most amazing color changes in 24 hours.

1st pic taken at 10AM, 2nd at 7PM 3rd pic (next day) at 10 AM.

I've never had a rose change colors so dramatically before.

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Leah Sattler
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wow that is a drastic color change! was there some indication that it was supposed to do that based on the variety or was this a suprise?
 
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This was really unexpected. I don't remember specifically shopping for roses that day, in fact, I'm pretty sure I wasn't looking for roses at all. It was marked down, had it's name tag & either it had a bloom or there was one that did. I only buy roses that smell good; & unless I know the rose (because I've grown it before or seen it somewhere) I won't buy it unless I can smell it 1st!

I didn't google it or anything beforehand. I also tend to pick roses that are known to have more than one color. More bang for the buck. However, that white rose you had at the other house was just beautiful!

Anyhoo, I've had this rose for a few summers now. This was the first summer that it went from one color to another, very surprising. I just googled it & apparently it has a rep for color changing.
 
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Gwen Lynn wrote:

However, that white rose you had at the other house was just beautiful!



that variety is called iceberg. I was very impressed with it. my kind of rose. the kind you can ignore! I like it so much I dug it up and brought it with me. its hardiness is being tested though. first the shock of being moved right after it was fully leaved, then the shock of being planted in difficult soil (rock shelf) and just a few days ago speckles decided to come visit the house and ate it for the second time this year. we'll see. if it dies I am certainly getting another.
 
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If I knew you moved the Iceberg rose with you...I guess I forgot. I think it's great that you still have it & if "Speckles" didn't eat the roots, it should come back. I hope!
 
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