Since the beginning of my work with the Hulthemias, I knew that I wanted to get the Hulthemia blotch into all kinds/types of roses. Although we haven't been able to do that yet, this past year we made some good progress getting the blotch into some interesting rose types. We now have blotches in crosses with "Basye's Thornless", 'Darlow's Enigma' and with the crested mosses. All of these seedlings are fully remontant. What I am most excited about is those with "Basye's Thornless". Here are two of the best.
In a previous post I already showed a couple of new seedlings coming from 'Darlow's Enigma' that have the Hulthemia blotch. There have been a few more, but I think that the one shown below probably has the best blotch of this group so far. The bloom lasted several days.
There has been one crested moss that has the blotch. Although the cresting and blotch are not that impressive, it is a start into new territory and I am very happy that it seems to have good powdery mildew resistance.
Seen below are a couple more 2013 seedlings. Because of their novelty, they have survived "the cut" so far.
The final seedling below is shown both "with" and "without" anthers. Because of the superior cleanliness of it's parentage, the anthers from this it's first bloom, were used in crosses with other roses. There was enough pollen for 30 crosses.
About 1/3 to 1/2 of the seedlings have yet to bloom for the first time.