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

Thursday, June 2, 2011

'Fragrant Cloud' X Rosa carolina

I had to move this hybrid two years ago and it's finally getting settled in and looks happy now. It was a difficult cross (I tried repeating it unsuccessfully) and happens to be one of my favorites for uniqueness. It's relatively cooperative as a seed parent although last year it refused to accept 'Home Run' pollen. It is the mother of one I call "MR1" (which was from 'Carefree Sunshine' pollen) and also of the 3/4 native seedling I posted here last year (which was from pollen of a Rosa virginiana clone). It's only a once-bloomer but is fairly healthy and has a great fragrance.

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