Wednesday, March 2, 2011
It looks like the alteration in cold stratification (see previous post) did not adversely affect germination of the rose seeds. Approximately 6 weeks after planting, 15% to 20% of the seeds have germinated. Over the next month, I expect that number to double, which will result in a normal germination rate for the season. Many of the seedlings are already working on their third true leaves. Rose buds usually start forming after the 5th or 6th true rose leaf has developed. Most of the new seedlings in the photos here involve Hulthemia crosses. I will post photos of them as they start to bloom over the next 4 to 6 weeks.