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'Alice Amos' seedling

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'Alice Amos' seedling

Post by Admin on 27th November 2011, 22:01

I always test germinate roses that I'm thinking of using as seed parents by germinating the open pollinated (OP) hips. You just never know what might turn up!

I like this little one so far. Shows a bit of disease (5% maybe) but I think this might change as it grows and gets up off the ground a bit. It will be a mid-sized polyantha I think. It's an OP 'Alice Amos'. I have one other that I kept that is quite clean as well and is a more conventional single pink poly.

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Colour is accurate. It's quite a nice purple. I will now pollinate 'Alice Amos' with Flower Carpet 'Pink'

The seedling is in its second year and is recovering from being eaten to the ground by rabbits over winter so this growth is from this season. Flower is about 5cm across. Don't know about perfume at this point.

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Re: 'Alice Amos' seedling

Post by Meryl on 28th November 2011, 06:55

Lovely. Would like to have more news about that one as it progresses.

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Re: 'Alice Amos' seedling

Post by Admin on 11th December 2011, 13:24

Flowers develop on this one in increasingly large clusters. This one has about 7-8 flowers in it.

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Re: 'Alice Amos' seedling

Post by Admin on 2nd January 2012, 12:40

As the weather warms up this seedling's flowers appear more pink than purple. I've uploaded more photos to HMF here: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

It's sister seedling, and hip-mate, flowered the other day as well. It's a simple flower but I like it. The plant has great health. You can see it here: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

The thing that surprises me a bit is how healthy these two seedlings appear (so far... in their second year). The reason for this surprise is that just three generations back is Rosa foetida var. bicolour and it does not seem to have any of the black spot issues that is conventionally thought to have originated from foetida. These seedlings of mine have never been sprayed with anything or even fertilised and they seem to be almost spotless (so far)... more so as the weather is warming up. So I find it unusual.

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Re: 'Alice Amos' seedling

Post by cabrissi on 2nd January 2012, 14:30

Quite amazing how sister plants can look so different. The colour, especially on the cooler weather shots is lovely.

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