Morning Blush ™ (Alba, Sievers, 1974) × Whimsy

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Morning Blush ™ (Alba, Sievers, 1974) × Whimsy

Postby Rob Byrnes » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:36 pm

I have 4 seedlings from this hybrid alba cross that are in their second season. Checking on them this weekend I was excited to see that one of them has several buds developing. I hoping that this one will be a repeat bloomer. All exhibit excellent disease resistance and have miniature size leaves. The growth habit suggests that they will be smaller shrubs which is what I was looking for. I expect that these should be fairly hardy...to maybe zone 4? I'd have to test for that.

Sievers' Morning Blush = Maiden's Blush × Hamburger Phoenix
Maiden's Blush = Rosa alba L. × Rosa centifolia L.
Hamburger Phoenix = Rosa kordesii H. Wulff × Seedling

The miniature Whimsy = Teeny Bopper x Double Knock Out. Teeny Bopper has Baby Love (a descendant of R. davidii var. elongata) as a grandfather

There are some great genes at work here.
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Re: Morning Blush ™ (Alba, Sievers, 1974) × Whimsy

Postby jturner » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:21 pm

Exciting! Please keep us posted on how it blooms.
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Re: Morning Blush ™ (Alba, Sievers, 1974) × Whimsy

Postby Rob Byrnes » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:21 am

Yes, very exciting. Hope to post pics within the next couple weeks.
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Re: Morning Blush ™ (Alba, Sievers, 1974) × Whimsy

Postby Rob Byrnes » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:49 am

Back out in the garden last night and I noticed that there is another one of these seedlings that developed a bud. I assumed that this cross would take a few years to bloom so I'm pleasantly surprised.

I also found that one of my crosses from Whimsy x (Easy Going x Suzanne) has a bud as well. This is also a second season seedling. The pollen parent is also known as EGS1.
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Re: Morning Blush ™ (Alba, Sievers, 1974) × Whimsy

Postby roseseek » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:19 am

Congratulations, Rob! The photos will be quite interesting!
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Re: Morning Blush ™ (Alba, Sievers, 1974) × Whimsy

Postby Rob Byrnes » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:11 am

Thanks Kim!
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Re: Morning Blush ™ (Alba, Sievers, 1974) × Whimsy

Postby dgermeys » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:26 am

Hey Rob,

interesting! If it would be a repeat bloomer, let us know! I doubt it, but you never now :-)
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Re: Morning Blush ™ (Alba, Sievers, 1974) × Whimsy

Postby Rob Byrnes » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:14 am

dgermeys wrote:Hey Rob,

interesting! If it would be a repeat bloomer, let us know! I doubt it, but you never now :-)


It would be wonderful it if repeat bloom but I'm not expecting that. I'm looking to use these to breed with miniatures and small shrubs with increased health. Hopefully repeat bloom in F2.
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Re: Morning Blush ™ (Alba, Sievers, 1974) × Whimsy

Postby dgermeys » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:22 am

Rob Byrnes wrote: I'm looking to use these to breed with miniatures and small shrubs with increased health. Hopefully repeat bloom in F2.


Try to cross it with "Rosa rouletii Correvon". If I am not mistaken, all roses that have been crossed with this one are repeat blooming ;-)
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Re: Morning Blush ™ (Alba, Sievers, 1974) × Whimsy

Postby Rob Byrnes » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:27 am

dgermeys wrote:
Rob Byrnes wrote: I'm looking to use these to breed with miniatures and small shrubs with increased health. Hopefully repeat bloom in F2.


Try to cross it with "Rosa rouletii Correvon". If I am not mistaken, all roses that have been crossed with this one are repeat blooming ;-)


Thank you for the suggestion. That one is too tender and a diploid so it wouldn't work for my immediate needs. I have some named minis and some of my own that I'm working with. Thanks again!
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