For those who like singles

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Re: For those who like singles

Post: # 63897Post hoy127
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:32 pm

Very intriguing - I'd order all of them.

andre carl
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Re: For those who like singles

Post: # 64099Post andre carl
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:24 pm

I finally got around to taking a few more pictures of a single seedling from 2012 that I think is has good potential. I previously only had two pictures of the bloom that were taken when it first bloomed inside the house. The colors are a lot more clear now that it is outside and more mature. ... 8858&tab=1

It is my only Lafter X Fourth of July seedling that germinated. It has been an amazing seedling despite being in a nursery pot that dries out all the time. I can't wait to see what it does once I get it in the ground - this week. I think it is somewhat cold hardy but I truly won't know until it spends some time in the ground through the winter. It adds the disease resistance of Lafter with the vigor of Fourth of July. Lafter itself is pretty vigorous for a bush rose. I see a lot of its grandparent, Altissimo, in the bloom - color saturation and petal shape. The color is something like a coral-red with a small bright yellow base.

Rob Byrnes
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Re: For those who like singles

Post: # 64100Post Rob Byrnes
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:52 pm

SimonV wrote:I prefer singles and it is deceptively hard to breed them with perfect balance. Some patterns are best displayed with a single flower. Stripes, for instance, are best displayed on a single:
Blotches, too, are best displayed with a single flower. This one is not a single, but isn't far off :) :
I also find a lot of the singles are more healthy and I tend to think it is because the plant isn't wasting energy making lots of petals and this can be redirected into vigorous growth.
Nice striped single there Simon. I also like the hulthemia hybrid.
Rob Byrnes

Historic Village of Roebling, NJ Zone 7a
On the right bank of the Delaware River

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