Dr. Huey

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose DrHuey Claire Martin, in his book of 100 Old Roses says of Dr Huey that it's a rose of no special merit; it's included because it keeps popping up in peoples' gardens.

That's happening in my own. Where I had removed New Dawn there was no pretending the rose was any other than Dr. Huey. But in this bed I had planted Intrigue, and for several seasons had been pleased with its marvelous long, arching canes that each year were covered with dark purplish red blossoms.

I now know better. While I agree with Martin's assessment of the individual flowers, the massed effect of Dr. Huey can be a force in the landscape for a few weeks in early summer.

Thomas, US 1920
Dublin Bay | Don Juan | R. multiflora
Zone 5-8
Dans de Feu | Cadenza
Climbing Rose
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: SRB Garden in NJ, May 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2000, 2003. All rights reserved.