Saturday, March 27, 2010

New directions

For years it was purples that made my heart sing. My current passions are roses and hot pinks, most of which are coming out of Man of Sorrows (Tim Kornder x Joan Derifield, where Tim Kornder = Seminole Wind x Senegal). I saw seedling 7009 (above) for the first time in the greenhouse last spring - just a few buds and not very ruffled, but I liked the color so decided to use it for hybridizing this year. It ended up with incredible branching and lovely ruffles. It will be sent outside in June for several years of testing, and will hopefully make the grade given the hardiness of its parents (which are 14307 x 8307) - see below.

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