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Rob Byrnes
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Morning Magic F1

Post: # 62336Post Rob Byrnes
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:03 pm

I have a number of Morning Magic seedlings where MM was used as seed parent. ILC1-72-1 (Indian Love Call x 1-72-1) and Midnight Blue were pollen parents. All have exhibited excellent disease resistance but none have bloomed this first season. Can anyone suggest any possibilities for the lack of blooms?
Rob Byrnes

Historic Village of Roebling, NJ Zone 7a
On the right bank of the Delaware River

jbergeson
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Re: Morning Magic F1

Post: # 62341Post jbergeson
Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:16 pm

Morning Magic has some rugosa alba in its heritage, perhaps as a grandparent or great-grandparent. Maybe the way rugosas don't bloom the first year despite ending up to be everbloomers has been passed on.

Rob Byrnes
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Re: Morning Magic F1

Post: # 62344Post Rob Byrnes
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:49 pm

That would make sense Joe. The MM hips are somewhat rugosa looking to me. You may have something there. Thank you.
Rob Byrnes

Historic Village of Roebling, NJ Zone 7a
On the right bank of the Delaware River

shoy
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Re: Morning Magic F1

Post: # 62388Post shoy
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:57 pm

None of my first year OP Morning Magic seedlings bloomed this year.
Stephen Hoy
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Rob Byrnes
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Re: Morning Magic F1

Post: # 62391Post Rob Byrnes
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:07 am

95% of my Morning Magic F1 are showing superior disease resistance so I won't mind waiting a season to see what the blooms will look like.
Rob Byrnes

Historic Village of Roebling, NJ Zone 7a
On the right bank of the Delaware River

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Re: Morning Magic F1

Post: # 63308Post Rob Byrnes
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:19 am

When it comes to Morning Magic F1 seedlings blooming, it appears that this season may be different than last. I have F1 seedlings from a cross made last season, Morning Magic x Strawberry Cream, that are in bud at 3" tall. These are the first Morning Magic seedlings I've raised that will bloom the first season. Strawberry Cream is one of my striped miniatures that is Rose Gilardi x Rose Gilardi. I'm hoping for a smaller shrub with striped blooms and the health of Morning Magic.

http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.44228.2
Rob Byrnes

Historic Village of Roebling, NJ Zone 7a
On the right bank of the Delaware River

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