pics of first seedling's first bloom

sunandshadowJuly 9, 2010

I cannot believe how lucky I got with these mystery rose seeds. I thought they would probably produce boring pink single roses. But the first bloom turned out gorgeous - the outer ring of petals is dark pink, and the other rows are deep purple. It's fragrant too, a lemony-perfume scent. ^_^ I wish I knew what the parent plants were, I wonder if one was an ebb tide or other purple rose.

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Very nice - congratulations! Your hunch about parentage sounds about right.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2010 at 10:00PM
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Beautiful! And so healthy looking!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 12:02AM
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The rose seedlings seem to really like growing in my basement under 4 sunlight-spectrum fluorescent tubes, in a mix of potting soil and perlite. They'd probably grow faster if it was warmer, but I'm glad the fluorescent lighting seems to satisfy them. Previously I had potted tulips under 2 tubes instead of four, but that wasn't enough and they were getting a bit spindly.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 4:21AM
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bloomorelse(Z4b NB Canada)

Very nice seedling. Did you have any others? Was this seed from your own roses, or a trade? What roses do you grow? I will be trying a few open pollenated of my own this year. Hope I get something worth keeping.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 3:13PM
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That one, and a pink but otherwise similar one, were from some random rose hips my mom found and sent to me. I have others from trades, those didn't bloom yet because they are rugosas and I don't think they'll bloom until they go through a winter phase. I also currently have freshly gathered rose seeds from my don juan and golden showers roses available to trade. Those are hybrid teas, a deep red and a pale yellow. I also have a new double delight and a rescued old pink noid tea rose, but neither have made hips yet.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 10:55PM
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A very smart and diplomatic answer. ItâÂÂs really appreciable and general.

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    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 8:31AM
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oregonwoodsmoke(5 OR Sunset 1A)

That looks like a keeper to me. It's lovely.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 6:40PM
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