Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Hulthemia Line

The Hulthemia blotch has fascinated many of us ever since Harkness and Cocker released their first hybrids.  In this post, I wanted to highlight something else that I am seeing in the Hulthemia hybrids - it is the Hulthemia line.

In several of the newer seedlings, I am seeing what appears to be an alternate representation of the blotch into what looks more like a line than a blotch.  Some of the seedlings are still showing a blotch at the base of their petals, however, others are just exhibiting a darker line down the center of their petals without any other evidence of the blotch.

I suspect that this line, through subsequent generations of selective breeding, can be darkened and emphasized.  Do you think that it is worth pursuing?!


  1. Wonder when they will come to Canadian outlets?

  2. Hi rosey,

    Star Roses is introducing my roses, but I don't know when they'll get to Canada. Hopefully soon.

    Thank you,


  3. Oh, certainly! I even prefer the line over blotch

  4. Gorgeous! I love the 3rd and 4th