Thursday, March 14, 2013
2013 Rose Seedlings Showing First Buds
The seedlings have really been responding to the warmer temperatures over the last few days and are putting on a lot of new growth. The first tiny rose buds first appeared about 10 days ago and are growing fast. In my experience, first blooms open about 3 weeks after the first buds start to show. That means in about 10 days we should have some blooms - I can't wait!
I am particularly interested in this new seedling since it is a seedling of "O352-1" (click to open post), which has been highlighted here as having qualities that I wanted to carry forward. Though it seems to produce little or no pollen, it will set hips, and thankfully seems to have fair germination. I hope that the larger blotch is transmitted well to offspring. Stay tuned to see the first bloom!