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

Friday, August 27, 2010

Rosa bracteata X (rugosa x palustris)

This is the darkest pink and most rugosa-like (in foliage and armature) of this particular batch of seedlings.

Surprisingly, although they have very reduced fertility, these guys do set a few open-pollinated hips (and seeds). They are also much more cold-tolerant than their mother. They're aslo all monstrous growers and once-bloomers.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rosa multiflora X rugosa

Usually has tendency to "balling", but when it's happy with the weather it has really beautiful old rose form to go along with its strong old rose fragrance. See the happy picture below the sad one.