Busy morning here; I have to go pot up the most recent flush of seedlings while the weather is decent.
Looking back to 2002, I was still doing a lot of work with miniatures, breeding more miniatures. (These days I use some miniatures with the intention of creating shrubs of a certain character, not miniatures.) Back in '02 I was using 'June Laver' quite a bit, and this seedling is a cross of 'June Laver' X 'Little Darling', a very "old school" cross. (I mean, who uses 'Little Darling' anymore??!) Still, this turned out to be a very decent seedling. I've watched it for years and it makes a very compact bush about 14" tall, presenting blooms well-placed at the top of the canopy of foliage. No fragrance, of course. Essentially its a light-medium yellow with a reddish flush mostly at the petal tips. It gets the red blush more in the Spring and Fall and is a clear yellow color in the Summer. It has exhibition quality bloom form about 80% of the time.
This pretty rose has sat on my benches for years now and I have admired it but never considered it as a commercial introduction. However, recently one of the "big boys" in the rose industry has taken an interest in it and is evaluating it for potential introduction. No point in leaving a perfectly pretty rose stuffed in a corner of my greenhouse where nobody gets to see it, right? ;-)