Seen below, the rose seedlings at the Sproul Rose Farm are about to bloom. With our "el nino" weather, I have been worrying about the dreaded downy mildew fungus showing up again this year (and some seedlings are showing signs of it). Hopefully, with the warmer weather that we have been enjoying, the outbreak will be minimal since I do not spray.
Here are some closeups of some of my favorites. The first is of a rugosa mini coming from L56-1 x Mr. Ralph Moore's "Pink Fragrant Rugosa".
The next is from a complex cross having 'Double Knock Out' as a grandparent on the seed parent side by a cross of a seedling coming from 'Gemini' x 'First Impression' on the pollen parent side.
Seen below is another favorite seedling that is totally thornless coming from a cross of a 'Darlow's Enigma' Hulthemia seedling by a "Basye's Thornless" Hulthemia seedling. It has interesting grey-green foliage.
And, lastly, my absolute favorite seedling with regard to foliage (the blooms however are not that exciting) coming from a cross of L56-1 x "Basye's Thornless".