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!


  1. Thats one of the great things about roses. If it doesnt produce pollen it might still be a good seed parent, which this one appears to be. Keep you fingers crossed for that big blotch.

    Your Pearl Sanford opened up today. Red with lighter red stripes. Cant wait to see the rest of the seedlings.

  2. Hi Dave,

    I have made copies of O352-1 and will be using them in breeding this year as seed parents. It is such a small mini though it takes quite awhile to get to a breeding sized plant.

    Congratulations on your striped seedling of 'Pearl Sanford'. 'Pearl Sanford' has been a great mama for me.

  3. Thanks Sally - more color to come soon!