Pirjo Rautio’s “Merveille” first spring beakout

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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.

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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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