The next seedling was also used as a pollen parent this year in hopes of getting some better bright colored Hulthemias. This one carries the code name "Q195-3" and was a new seedling in 2013. It is the product of two of my Hulthemia seedlings and has 'First Impression' in it's lineage. It is a floribunda vs. a "shrub" rose.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
New Pollen Parents for 2016
The pollinations are all finished for the year (finished by the end of May). Even so, I wanted to highlight a couple of new seedlings that were brought into the breeding program this year. R241-1, a mini, is the first one shown below. It was a new seedling in 2014 and comes from a cross of O352 X 'Blue For You'. You can see images of O352 in a prior post: Hulthemia Fertility - Update on Seedling "O352". Even though the blotch is not as heat stable as the seed parent's, I feel very lucky to have discovered this seedling. It seems to have picked up excellent disease resistance from 'Blue For You'. I used it only as a pollen parent this year, but am pleased to find that it is also setting lots of OP hips. I will check it's germination rate next spring and if satisfactory, will use it as a seed parent next year.