Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:58
That's very odd Ramblers and older forms of roses do have more leaflets than hybrid teas, and are often destroyed in the mistaken belief that they must be 'a sucker' - but I really don't understand how a rose can change it's growth habit half-way up a stem.
Could you post some pictures on here showing the two leaf types and where they change, and any other pictures you think might help?
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It would be helpful if you could recall the name of the rose - are you sure it's an HT - it couldn't be one of David Austin's English Roses or similar could it?