Spinosissima seedling

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hoy127
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Spinosissima seedling

Post: # 65261Post hoy127
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:19 pm

This seedling from Doorenbos Selection germinated last year - had one tiny bloom. It has just popped into bloom in the last day or two here in central GA.
Stephen
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seedling from Doorenbos Selection

mwesson
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Re: Spinosissima seedling

Post: # 65262Post mwesson
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:48 pm

Very nice! Do the Spins bloom very well for you in GA? I've tried one of two in MS and they didn't want to bloom at all.

Mark

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Re: Spinosissima seedling

Post: # 65264Post hoy127
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:13 pm

Doorenbos Selection has been reliable. All the others are relatively young - still getting established - but all bloomed last year.
Stephen

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Re: Spinosissima seedling

Post: # 65287Post joverom
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:05 am

Being from northern Wisconsin, the Spins grow like weeds here. However, given their need for a period of cold dormancy, I know that is generally not the case in some of the warmer zones. But, about 15 years ago I was in Texas during the spring bloom and visited the home of someone in Houston who had a Doorenbos Selection in full bloom. She told me it was the only Spin she had been able to grow successfully. It really is a nice little rose--especially given the tendency for many of the Spins to become monsters. DS stayed quite compact for me. It was fully hardy and typically Spin in appearance--just compact. Given it's ability to grow in the warmer zones it would be fun to know who the parents might have been.

Julie

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