This rose, previously known to me as "S244-1", seemed to pass all of the tests for a single petal rose ("single petal" means that each bloom only has 5 petals). The naming of this rose was easy for me since this seedling looked just like a "baby" version of the popular, single hybrid tea rose named, 'Dainty Bess'.
Now we have a 'Baby Dainty Bess'!
The last step of the evaluation process for me was checking on it's ease of propagation. I do not treat cuttings with a rooting hormone. I figure that if a seedling rose is able to root well without any hormones, that the easy rooting trait is an additional "plus". The cuttings below were "stuck" on June 10th.
Three weeks later, they were removed from the misting chamber and transplanted into pots on July 1st.
Already, on July 13th as seen below, the transplanted cuttings of 'Baby Dainty Bess' were putting out excellent growth.
One week later, these produced their first new blooms. The early new blooms are washed out looking and are lacking the darker colored filaments that will be present on the more mature plants in a few weeks.
I haven't seen a seedling that roots and propagates as easily as 'Baby Dainty Bess' in a long time. I hope that someday you can enjoy this rose as much as I do.