Rosa 'Gene Boerner' Sports Himself

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'Gene' is a medium pink.  Do you see the white sport?
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There exists a 'White Gene Boerner' rose, sold by a Japanese nursery.  This is my own version.
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I've had another sport in my garden, an orange-and-white version of the normally raspberry pink-and-white 'Gardens Of The World'.  And, of course, 'Mary Rose' used to sport to 'Redoute' and 'Winchester Cathedral' all the time--and our 'Redoute' regularly sports to 'Mary Rose' and 'Winchester Cathedral'.   I don't have much interest in trying to root the white 'Gene Boerner' stem, but I suppose I should.  Now, a white sport of say 'Bishops Castle' or 'Jude The Obscure' would be something valuable...'White Gene Boerner', not.  Except to me I suppose it would be a memory of a particular summer day, a signpost on the gardening journey.  

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  1. Now that is interesting and lovely!

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  2. I think sports are always exciting:) but you are right, a color sport of Jude would be really great.

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