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

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rosa laevigata

Was just talking about this great rose species over at the Rose Hybridizers Forum. It's a stubborn one to try to hybridize with, but it's so cool that I'm gonna keep on trying. I'm hoping that my little plant is big enough that it'll maybe at least have a few flowers in the Spring. Winters can sometimes really clobber it here, but in mild years when it doesn't get too severely cold, most of the growth will survive. Crossing my fingers that'll be the case for the rest of this winter. So far, it's even still got quite a few green leaves. Here's the whole plant and a close-up of the foliage.

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