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

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Rosa glauca x xanthina

Had chuckle when I saw this old photo. I had great hopes for this cross. I envisioned a salmon/peachy flower over glauca-type greyish-purple foliage. Wouldn't that have been nice?
Unfortunately, this combination of species wasn't very successful at all. The weak and runty seedling never flowered even once in all the years I had it (at least 6 or 7) and it didn't even really build up any. In the picture, you can see the stumps of old growth that died back. I eventually tried it in the ground and that was the end of it.

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