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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

'Fragrant Cloud' X Rosa carolina [sad news]

Sadly, this great hybrid's days are probably numbered. See in the third picture how it looks like it's now been infected with RRD (Rose Rosette Disease). I'd hoped the Rosa carolina parentage might give it resistance but that doesn't seem to be the case. It doesn't rebloom but it has a nice compact habit, healthy foliage (other than the RRD) and great scent. Guess maybe I should try to recreate more of this type.