Thanks for many of you who tried to identify this rose for me, especially Titania at "Yesterday, today and tomorrow in my garden" and Gippslandgardener at "A Year in a Gippsland Garden", who checked their rose books for me to see any match. The possible matches are: "Angel Face" and "Love Potion".
Unfortunately, after I compared my mystery rose with the pictures and descriptions of these two roses, I think they might not match. Although their color do match, but the pedals of both "Angel Face" and "Love Potion" are "ruffled", and mine is not.
However, when doing the search, I came across one rose named "Paradise", and I think they look very close to the one I have.
Here is the description of "Paradise" (Synonym: Burning Sky, Passion ): 1978, USA. Lilac mauve center with magenta/dark pink edges. Parentage - 'Swarthmore' x 'Angel Face' seedling, 30 pedals.
Here is a picture of 'Paradise' from the web. Since 'Angel Face' is one of its parents, it does show some resemblances, doesn't it?
|Paradise Hybrid Tea Rose |
(Source: San Joaquin Valley Rose Society at http://www.rainforest2548.org/)
Here are some pictures of my mystery rose on different stages (not the same flower, but all from the same bush). Do you agree that this could be the 'Paradise'?
Since I know that I will never be able to be sure of the name of my mystery rose, I will settle for this closest match for now...
So, 'Paradise' it is! One less nameless rose in my garden :)