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Seedling Pic

Posted by jon_z6b (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 19:58

This is my favorite rose this year.

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I'm very excited about it. Looks a lot like mom (Knockout x Oklahoma), but slightly more full (the previous bloom had 22 petals, this is an "immature" bloom- camera broke so there probably won't be anymore pics for awhile).

Fragrance to die for. Super strong and scrumptious. I had tons of seedlings from the same parent. This was my favorite, from the beginning, just because of the fragrance. Foliage is looking pretty good, too, though.

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RE: Seedling Pic

Lovely color - I love the true red and the darkness on the edges. Great job with your hybridizing!! And yes, the leaves look really, really good!!

RE: Seedling Pic

Below is a fun article on red rose breeding:

Interestingly enough that seedling started out as pink and slowly became more red as it grew. I wonder if that's somehow linked to it's fragrance.

This is a bud exposed to a frost or two.
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And it turned plum.

Out of that batch of seedlings, this was the "truest" red, I thought. Not really spectacular in any other regard.
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Also, the darkest red seedling seems to be disease prone.

Maybe only one or two other reds with slight fragrance. But I do have four or so seedlings that are slightly yellow/cream from Peace as dad. Moderate fragrance from all of those. Surprising, as I don't notice it from Peace all that much.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lammerts on red

RE: Seedling Pic

  • Posted by jim1961 5/6 Central Pa (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 23:08

Nice Rose! Thanks for sharing the info...

RE: Seedling Pic

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 17, 13 at 1:06

Great job, Jon! That's a nice color and if it's disease resistant that's wonderful!

RE: Seedling Pic

  • Posted by TNY78 7a-East TN (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 20, 13 at 23:42

Really cool! You're right, it does look like its mom! It has that really deep red of OK and the form of a Knockout! Love it!


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