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

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First open bloom - Rosa palustris X 'Home Run'

This first bloom to open dropped off when I touched it. It's a little on the small side and the form isn't great but it has pretty good petal substance and a warm yellow tint in the center. Not much scent and with the really damp weather this week, a lot of foliage is dropping on all but one of these seedlings (not this one). The healthiest one also happens to be the one that has the most gland hairs on its unopened flowerbuds.

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