Surprising hardiness

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Surprising hardiness

Post: # 67887Post jbergeson
Mon May 21, 2018 11:12 pm

I have a seedling is the result of crossing Prairie Joy with Kim Rupert's Orangeade x R. nitida ("Orantida").

It is showing live wood four or feet in the air.

Prairie Joy itself is not nearly that hardy. I would estimate 8" of live wood on PJ after this winter.

I never tested Orantida outside.

If Orangeade is a tetraploid then Orantida should be a triploid with 1/3 R. nitida...so it is surprising to me that the hardiness of R. nitida was passed on to the next generation.

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Re: Surprising hardiness

Post: # 67890Post johannesp
Wed May 23, 2018 8:47 pm

Rose natida is marginal for my zone 2 gardenink

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Re: Surprising hardiness

Post: # 67913Post Rob Byrnes
Sun May 27, 2018 11:55 pm

I really like Orantida. It’s about to bloom any day now. I especially like the leaf color in autumn. I have some OP F1, a Cape Diamond x Orantida and an Orange Surprise x Orantida seedlings. I look forward to seeing first blooms. Have you had first blooms on your cross with Prairie Joy yet?
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Re: Surprising hardiness

Post: # 67914Post jbergeson
Mon May 28, 2018 7:24 am

Yeah, this shrub blooms. Semi-dbl pink if I remember correctly.

Prairie Joy doesn't always donate reblooming genes, so with its unknown potential for passing on rebloom I'm slow to use this one.

This is also the seedling that has bristles arranged in an interesting spiral pattern up some of the stems.

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