Pirjo Rautio’s “Merveille” first spring beakout

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rikuhelin1
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Pirjo Rautio’s “Merveille” first spring beakout

Post: # 73078Post rikuhelin1
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:01 pm

1st winter … canes bent down and covered - <<1% loss - 33 inches high out of cover and fully leafed out.

That in itself is par excellent for protected gallica in my zone 4a CDN garden … but it gets better … just starting budding out and not one or two.

High hopes for zone 4 gallica “new” gene pool, but still many years of trialing in my gardens left, plus gamble on no protection … but at least get the pollen and maybe hips this year.

Color simliar to La Belle Sultane … in some photos … that one didn’t make itvthrough winter.
Riku

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Re: Pirjo Rautio’s “Merveille” first spring beakout

Post: # 73080Post mntlover
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:27 am

Great to hear about it's hardiness! Could you keep us updated on its progress, especially how it works as a parent?
Thanks for that information!
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Re: Pirjo Rautio’s “Merveille” first spring beakout

Post: # 73105Post rikuhelin1
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:51 am

Expectations exceeded for bloom quality and color - couple shades darker than photo - exceeds for value of bloom in my gardens - 1st bloom 3 inches as measured across diameter - give my eye teeth to be able to get similar.

Feel the more order form calling - well done Pirjo (passed).

May actually have an exotica color for a gallica in garden in my garden - had protection for first winter - best survival l be had for “ purple gallicas with protection but early days -full expose test soon but May delay to enjoy color for a few more seasons.
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