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I waited three years for this thing to bloom.

Posted by jon_z6b (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 30, 12 at 10:42

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

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

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  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 30, 12 at 13:12

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


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RE: I waited three years for this thing to bloom.

It looks delightful, worth the wait!


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


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RE: I waited three years for this thing to bloom.

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

Show us how it progresses.

Carol


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 1, 12 at 21:56

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


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RE: I waited three years for this thing to bloom.

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:
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This is the HT form KO seedling:
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and here's the flowers of it (Knockout x Oklahoma):
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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:
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Basically, I chose those two to continue to work with in future breeding work and I'm not messing with Knockout itself anymore.


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