Queen Rose

Prominent white flares on underside of the petals. The petals should be furled outward according to Silvia Saunders’ notes so I think I have the correct plant.  Photographs are very similar to those of one of my two plants of ‘Janice’ so I am questioning whether that ‘Janice’ is actually ‘Queen Rose’.  They bloom at the same time, have similar heights, and flower colors.  The foliage appears to be different however.

There is some discrepancy as to whether this is the plant formerly called ‘Masterpiece’ (seedling 15173 with lactiflora 1918 as female parent) or seedling 10065 as Silvia Saunders states.

Cultivar: Queen Rose
Year Registered: 1949
Seedling No: 10065. Page 48 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 7: lactiflora (2654 or 1918) X “lobata of Perry”
Flower: Color: rose pink
Form: semi-double, 3 rows of petals, furled 
Blooms: Week 5
Carpals: 3-4, light green
Stigmas: pale pink
Disc: pink (Silvia Saunders’ notes), mine is white, edged pink
Stamens: filaments are yellow
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: medium sized leaves, terminal leaf slightly lobed
Height: 27″ in 2021
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Rare