Odd little seedling

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Odd little seedling

Post: # 70298Post jbergeson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:45 pm

This little guy is half blossoms.

It’s mother is a red grocery store mini, and the pollen came from Cherry Frost. Unfortunately it seems sterile both ways and hasn’t built itself up much compared to its fellow second year seedlings. Would have been cool to see a mature plant like this smothered in blossoms. We will see if it can build itself up over the next few years.
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Re: Odd little seedling

Post: # 70300Post roseseek
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:46 pm

You need to get it into a more suitable environment/climate where it won't lose any growth to cold and can be allowed to just GROW.
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Re: Odd little seedling

Post: # 70313Post macabreroses
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:38 pm

Yes get that interesting seedling in a little less hostile environment to give it a better chance at developing! Lovely so far!

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Re: Odd little seedling

Post: # 70314Post jbergeson
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:45 am

It's been looking like that for a very long time, when I compare to other roses of mine whose blossoms each last one or two days. I would assume that the grocery store mini was bred to have long-lasting blooms. I will dig it this fall and ship it off to somebody.

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Re: Odd little seedling

Post: # 70316Post roseseek
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:15 pm

Joe, if you'd like to send it here, I'll happily push it, prevent it from flowering so it produces wood instead and share it whomever wishes it.
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Re: Odd little seedling

Post: # 70317Post macabreroses
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:39 pm

I’d be really interested in getting a cutting :0

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Re: Odd little seedling

Post: # 70319Post philip_la
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:31 am

Cool, Joe. Never had one do anything but the very opposite!

Dumb question, but as I don't dabble in such... Would grafting that to an appropriate root stock change its demeanor?
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Re: Odd little seedling

Post: # 70320Post roseseek
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:37 am

"Dumb question, but as I don't dabble in such... Would grafting that to an appropriate root stock change its demeanor?"
Not dumb at all, Philip. It may, if the reason it does what it does is because it doesn't generate sufficient roots of its own. Adding more vigor to the roots may well alter what it does. Or, it could be it's just one of "those", which prefer to flower at the expense of growing and requires being continually disbudded until it generates a decent plant. Grey Pearl and my Annie Laurie McDowell are that kind. Left to their own devices, Grey Pearl will flower itself literally to death. Annie Laurie McDowell will sit as a small plant and flower, and flower and flower until it is usually yanked out because it didn't develop into the desired twenty foot climber.
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