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

Friday, June 11, 2010

Rosa glutinosa X palustris

The red dotted circle shows what I hope is Rosa glutinosa X palustris. The yellow dotted circles are typical selfed seedlings of Rosa glutinosa. The white boxed inset is just alittle bigger view of the hopeful hybrid. I had to freeze palustris pollen to use the following year in order to do this cross, since glutinosa is always finshed blooming before palustris starts. I should have tried the reverse cross this year, but didn't think about it until it was too late. My goal was to alter the foliage scent of glutinosa to make it more similar to the flowerbud scent of palustris. It seems that this seedling does have a little different scent, but it should be easier to tell as it matures.

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