Inside Out Rose Bud

I inherited my mother’s potted rose bushes upon her death a number of years ago: a pink one and a red one. The plants themselves are easily over ten years old and have been blooming faithfully and normally all that time. Until this year when the red one has done something I’ve never seen before:

It’s got a new bud growing out of the flower itself. This is, according to articles I’ve read online, “extremely rare.” And it’s not the only one on the bush. I wonder… is this a version of botanical dementia? 😁

1 thought on “Inside Out Rose Bud

  1. HeatherBee

    Wow! That’s crazy! Maybe it’s an alternate form of “turning over a new leaf”?
    My mom loved her roses (well, sometimes she loved her roses ). What a treasure to have!


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