Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Introducing 'Family Holiday'

One of our new seedlings from the 2012 batch is being introduced at the American Rose Society's 2014 Spring Convention in San Diego, California.  The convention will take place from May 8th to May 12th.  

Linda Clark contacted me about donating a rose for the Convention almost two years ago.    Bill DeVor of Greenheart Farms agreed to do the propagating and growing of the rose.  There were 2 seedlings that were offered: "P144-1" and "P163-1".  Ultimately "P144-1" was chosen by Bill DeVor due to it's ease of propagation and vigorous growth.

This rose is a seedling of 'Pearl Sanford' X 'First Impression'.  It is a miniflora with petals of a creamy yellow blend and light pink edging.  For those interested in rose breeding, it makes an excellent seed parent - sets hips well and has a good germination rate.

Introducing 'Family Holiday'


Come to the Convention to get one!

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Sorry I'm going to miss the con.

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  2. Excellent, looks very similar to the ones we were talking about before. K147-2

    Great Name as well.

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  3. Beautiful rose, Jim! What a blessing to have it for our convention and very much appreciated. Thank you so much!
    Warm regards,
    Dona Martin

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  4. I hope that everyone will be happy with this seedling. The exhibitors should like it since it can have good exhibition form and the rose breeders should like it as a seed parent - seems to cooperate well as a seed parent with good germination, and I am seeing nice seedlings coming from it too.

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