Friday, April 5, 2013

New 2013 Seedlings and Some from 2012

During the last few days, the new seedlings have started to bloom so much that it has been hard for me to keep up.  Below are some seedlings of "G168-2", which also happens to be the seed parent of 'Thrive!'.

Over the last couple of days, several of the 'Darlow's Enigma' seedlings (pollen parent was mixed Hulthemia seedlings) have started to bloom.  A few of these appear to be resistant to powdery mildew and have the blotch.  The first 2 photos show one of them that has many petals.  Because of that, the blotch is seen easier by pulling back the petals.  The 3rd photo is of a sister seedling that is pink and with fewer petals.  Both of these are producing multiple flower buds on the first bloom cycle.  This characteristic usually suggests good floriferousness, which is one of the traits that I like so much about 'Darlow's Enigma'.

There are several 'Midnight Blue' seedlings that are also blooming.  I did a large cross of it with one of my better mini Hulthemia seedlings code named "N159-5".  The majority of them are exhibiting a larger "streaked" form of the blotch.  The first photo is a semi-double seedling that is really more of a deep purple/red coloration (digital cameras seem to have trouble picking up that color), while the second is a single pink.

The last 2 photos are of a couple of the 2012 Hulthemia seedlings blooming for the first time outside of the greenhouse.  Both appear to have glossier disease resistant foliage.  The first came from a cross of 'Pearl Sanford' x "N210-1" ("N210-1" is the seedling featured in the post, The Huthemia in the Striped Pajamas), while the last one is a 'Double Knock Out' seedling.  I am hoping that the last one has good black spot resistance and have already started using it in crosses this year.

1 comment:

  1. The next challenge for your roses will be for you to shake a diseased rose with black spot, powdery mildew and rust over the roses every day to find the totally disease resistant ones. So many beauties. You have your work cut out for you in finding the ones to cull.