I waited three years for this thing to bloom.

jon_z6bMarch 30, 2012

(Well really only two- but three 'growing seasons').

It's a seedling of Knockout- obviously a climber.

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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Wow, that's great! Canes look pretty flexible. Worth the wait. :)

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 1:12PM
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Krista_5NY

It looks delightful, worth the wait!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 1:41PM
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kathy9norcal

You are very patient, Jon. It looks very promising! Let us know how much it blooms and how it likes the heat.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 7:10PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Looks like such a happy rose. What did you cross KO with? Like Hoovb said - looks really flexible.

Show us how it progresses.

Carol

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 5:33PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Congratulations! It looks like a very vigorous climber and a lovely red bloom. Is it fragrant? Let us know if it repeat blooms.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 9:56PM
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jon_z6b

Thanks, all of you. I should have clarified that I have two really red seedlings of Knockout. The other has a HT form and is slightly darker red, slightly fragrant, repeats (and bloomed the first year).

The climber has no fragrance whatsoever and I suspect it will be a once bloomer.

Here's a pic of the two together:

This is the HT form KO seedling:

and here's the flowers of it (Knockout x Oklahoma):

I have no clue who the pollen parent is to the climber. I've noticed that the flower petals curve out ('high centered'), whereas the petals on the other remain straight.

These are more pics of the flowers of the climber:

Basically, I chose those two to continue to work with in future breeding work and I'm not messing with Knockout itself anymore.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 10:00PM
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