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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rosa palustris X 'Home Run'

Definitely the strongest of the batch, this seedling is really building up some size this year. Still don't care much for the flower form (kind of crumpled) and a relatively sterile once-bloomer isn't the greatest asset to a hybridizer either, but there might be some clever way to make use of this one. It should be carrying genes for repeat bloom and it is pretty healthy and vigorous. Oh and has sticky scented buds. I'm putting pollen from super-fertile rugosa 'Alba' onto all the blooms right now to see if I can get anything at all to set.

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