Seedlings are about to bloom

the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)March 16, 2013

My seedlings are about to open their first blooms. One of my dogs knocked down my well-organized packets of seeds and 'played' with them. So, now I don't know whose babies I am growing. They are all 'Assorted Roses' :)

Here are four of about a dozen with flower buds:

This one has the largest bud (about 1/2")

This is of nice bright red color, but shows proliferation in the center

This is the darkest of all. Almost black

And this one has very interesting deeply serrated foliage and cluster of buds (I counted seven!). And this is just the first flowering. I think, it is very promising

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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Also have this baby. Very 'bushy', has five flower buds, one in each lateral. Extremely good looking seedling.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 10:36AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Good growing.
Lovely little buds, hope they bloom soon.
Looking forward to your posts.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 12:06PM
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bethnorcal9

Very cool Marina! Are these intentional crosses or OP seedlings? I love the looks of that nearly black one!!!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 10:15PM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Beth, all of them are OPs.
Yes, the black one looks really intriguing, can not wait to see it open.
Marina

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 8:49AM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

The darkest seedling opened up a bit. I almost have no doubts that this is 'Ebb Tide's baby.

This post was edited by the_dark_lady on Sun, Mar 17, 13 at 16:34

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 9:56AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Congrats! They're beautiful! Now you'll have to start doing some of your own crosses.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 2:25PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

I just responded to this at the propagation site. But it didn't have the opening buds (last 3).
Man are they ever gorgeous pictures!!
Wow!! Talk about lovely.
Is there any scent?
Way to go!!!
Carol

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 7:49PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

oh wow! This is actually really exciting :) What other possible parents are there for the other ones you posted?

Tammy

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 10:51PM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Thank you very much, Sail, Carol and Tammy!
Carol, yes, that dark purple seedling smells really good - fresh rose and hyacinth fragrance, very pleasing.
It shows more and more resemblance with its parent.

Tammy, I wish I knew who the other parents are. May be when the flowers open, it becomes obvious?...

I have two more seedlings about to open their flowers, they look like siblings to me - same growth habit (very bushy), with lots of flower buds (one has five, the other eight), the color looks the same.
This is how one of the buds looks this morning.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 4:50AM
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harmonyp

The purple bloom is out of this world! Please show photos as it continues to open. Is it to early to beg for a cutting in a few years when it's mature enough!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 9:31AM
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bethnorcal9

It's a lot of fun doing the OP seedlings. I have a bunch from last yr that didn't bloom and I'm dying to see them do so this yr. I have a few from about 3yrs ago, and most just look a lot like their mamas. Two of them are from GUY SAVOY and they mostly look the same, but maybe a bit less striping. But I have one that was from BROADWAY that ended up striping after the first bloom. I think it got pollinated by one of the roses in the stripey bed next to BROADWAY's bed.

Marina, how do you get so many buds on the first blooming? Most of the ones I've done don't even bloom the first season. They stay so tiny too. Do you fertilize these little babies when they're so young? I don't, but I'm thinkin' maybe I should.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 11:44AM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Harmony, thank you very much! I hope this baby will not disappoint later in season. You are more than welcome with cuttings, if rose proves to be worthy:)

Beth, yes, I do feed them with very diluted fish fertilizer (Neptune's Harvest).
The flower is changing very fast (probably not a good sign, but what to expect from a parent like Ebb Tide). This is how it looks right now

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 11:50AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Marina, that's gorgeous! Are those stripes on the petals?

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 12:57PM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Seil, it looks like darker purple veining over lighter purple. Looks nice, doesn't it?
I am feeling so foolish going back to my shelves with seedlings and checking them every hour:)))
Marina

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 1:40PM
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sidos_house

Beautiful, Marina! Are you growing your seedlings in a greenhouse?

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 1:49PM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Sidos, thank you!
I have a shelving unit (bought from Home Depot or Lowe's) with shop lights suspended from the shelves above.

I have it in our laundry room where it is cooler than in the house (around 65-67F).

This post was edited by the_dark_lady on Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 14:53

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 2:49PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

And it's fragrant too!! If it turns out as good as it looks - will you try to get it to market - or is that too tough of a go?
Wow!
Carol

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 4:01PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

You are much more organized than me! Lol...I have my little plastic cups mixed in with 1g and 1qt containers ...its just a big hodgepodge! Hopefully aat the new house I'll have a better set up :)

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 4:30PM
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seil zone 6b MI

That's a really nice set up, Marina. Mine is a mess, lol!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 11:49PM
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sidos_house

Thanks, Marina, for showing us your seedling set-up. It's inspiring. I haven't tried growing roses from seed yet but I have hundreds of other seedlings growing all over the house. In the laundry room too. Your method looks much more manageable.

If you keep this up, growing these amazing seedlings, along with your existing collection, your home will be completely hidden by beautiful roses: like Sleeping Beauty's castle. :)

This post was edited by Sidos-House on Tue, Mar 19, 13 at 18:46

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 9:18AM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Sidos, I already have over 2000 rose bushes in the garden, so Sleeping Beauty does not have much time to sleep:))))

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 10:58AM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

2000? Oh that makes my 600 seem like nothing :) I have to show my husband your post!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 2:55PM
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sidos_house

Tammy, I was thinking the same thing. Not that I have anywhere near 600 roses much less 2000. I could see it happening some day though. :)

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 3:18PM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Tammy and Sidos, and I will not show my husband your posts!!! :)

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 5:05PM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

That dark purple one is striking. Please share some more as you are able.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 6:04PM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Took a day trip to Roses Unlimited to pick up my Spring order. Of course, found there a few 'extras' in addition to my order:)

Came home after 9pm and checked my babies for progress.

I've got two today. The color is very interesting - light purple/mauve/dark rose. The fragrance is to die for - pure rose attar. Strong and sweet.

This one has eight buds on the bush, but only one opened today.

This one has five buds on the bush, the flower is much larger and it looks like it has more petals, too. Probably tomorrow will open completely.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 9:55PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

I like the green eye on the top photo very pretty....do you think this is one of your Ebb Tide babies?

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 10:45PM
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sidos_house

Just magical, Marina!

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 8:45AM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Tammy, I think you are right - they do look like Ebb Tide's babies.

Thank you, Sidos! Love them, too.
Here is that second bloom, opened more this morning.

This post was edited by the_dark_lady on Thu, Mar 21, 13 at 10:23

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 8:48AM
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harmonyp

I want to try to propagate this year (yes, talking about roses ;) If someone asked me what my ideal result would be, you've just pictured it.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 9:03AM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

This has been the most fascinating thread. Everyone one of those luscious purple blooms comes from a seedling I would happily buy if it were in commerce. Thanks for these beautiful photos and info on what you and your seedlings are doing. Diane

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 2:33PM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

I am a little behind with posting progress on my babies. OK, it's a catch up time:)

I have couple of interesting ones from 'Blue for You', both have that warm clove fragrance.

This seedling is of very delicate blend of white/green/pink. It holds to it's cup shaped bloom for over a week.

This one is a few days from opening

One of 'Ebb Tide's babies gave me another flower.

This one is from it's sibling

This pink flower might be from 'Quietness'

I already planted all the babies in the ground. Will be interesting to see them blooming again.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 6:56PM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

Wow! is all I can say. I love every one of your seedlings, and you have some really unusual ones, particularly the cup shaped one. Diane

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 7:28PM
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poorbutroserich(Nashville 7a)

Marina, your talents are truly amazing! Thank you for sharing them with us. Just gorgeous and exciting too.
Susan

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 11:52PM
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