A couple of germinations today:
~ Bella Nitida x R. Woodsii 'Kimberly'
This combines genes from R. nitida, R. rugosa and R. woodsii. From its HMF page: "Introduced 1998. A selection of Wood's rose from the wild near Kimberley, BC, by W. Nicholls, UBC Botanical Garden. This vigorous clone exhibits compact growth with glaucous leaves, red petioles and young stems, suckering and superior flowering compared with typical forms."
I'm not sure what to expect from this cross other than hardiness and disease resistance. Semi-double blooms and compact growth would be nice.http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=21.219867http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.247973
~ Apricot Twist x "3/4 Native". Another cross using Tom Silvers' "3/4 Native", this time with an apricot miniature. Will there be repeat?http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.104737