... growing and hybridizing all kinds of plants in zone 6b Maryland since the 1980's.

Friday, May 28, 2010

'Fragrant Cloud' X Rosa carolina

'Fragrant Cloud' X Rosa carolina
I got lucky with this cross one year. I tried to repeat it a few times afterwards and 'Fragrant Cloud' lived up to its reputation for being a difficult seed parent. Luckily this hybrid isn't as reluctant (to accpet pollen) as either of its parents. I have recent posts on this blog for "MR1" which is from using 'Carefree Sunshine' pollen on it, and also a really cool 3/4 native seedling from using virginiana pollen on it.
This hybrid is once-blooming with foliage and habit leaning more toward the species parent. It has a very strong old-rose fragrance and a hint of yellow warming up the pink. This is one of my favorite seedlings.

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