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pics of first seedling's first bloom

Posted by sunandshadow 6 PA (sunandshadow@excite.com) on
Fri, Jul 9, 10 at 19:11

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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RE: pics of first seedling's first bloom

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


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RE: pics of first seedling's first bloom

Beautiful! And so healthy looking!


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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.


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RE: pics of first seedling's first bloom

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.


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RE: pics of first seedling's first bloom

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.


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RE: pics of first seedling's first bloom

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


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