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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rosa soulieana X arvensis

I can't remember offhand the direction of this cross - I'll have to check my old records. But I moved three of these to the new house a few years ago. This one is the strongest of the bunch and for now has escaped the Rose Rosette Disease that seems to love soulieana and it's derivatives as much as it loves multiflora. Neatly intermediate between the two species, it has a wiry rambling habit and lots of foliage color (grays, reds, blues, purples).

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