Monday, May 4, 2015

Random 2015 Seedlings

There are so many Hulthemias this year that I have had to culled a larger number that just a few years ago I would have kept.  Here are some views of random seedlings that I am watching.







The seedling shown below is special.  As you can see, it is very petite, but is also very floriferous.  The 2 blooms show are the 8th and 9th blooms to open on this very small plant.  I can't help but think that Mr. Ralph Moore would love this rose since he is the "father of miniature roses" and liked working with the Hulthemias.




The next seedling shown below is also special.  It resulted from a cross of one of my good Hulthemia seed parents (N159-5) crossed with Will Radlers "RADsweet", AKA 'Alaska'.  I am hoping that it retains some of the cleanliness of it's pollen parent.  I have repeated this cross many more times this year in hopes of getting something even better.



Finally, the last seedling featured in this post is not a Hulthemia.  This is a shrub type rose that is fragrant and floriferous.  Can it be that this will be the rose that I name in honor of my mom?  We'll have to wait to see how it does outside...










6 comments:

  1. So many beautiful blooms. Very healthy. It must be difficult choosing which ones to cull. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Dave. I sometimes worry if I've culled a good one!

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  2. awww I love the little strawberry- Ralph Moore-one very cute. The rose in the last image looks like it almost has an internal glow :)

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    1. Thank you Bekah! I tend to like the minis.

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  3. I was thinking the same thing Dave said. They're all so pretty. How do you decide? Yikes!

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  4. Thank you Aprille! I'm sure that I make many mistakes...

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