That's stunning, Paul. Love the bright red. Do you think it will set hips? Talk about seasonal interest if it does!!
A mixed hedge of this one and the previous rose with maybe one of the rugosas that have the bright yellow leaves would look really good in fall at least for a few weeks. The canes on this one also adds some interest. I think the dark color would look good against the snow.
Paul,No idea about hips, as these are first year seedlings and won't flower till next Spring. Odds are good that it will set hips, but who knows.Wu,I'm beginning to think more and more about all season interest, including Fall foliage and hips and canes in the Winter. Roses can be so much more than they've been in the past.
"I'm beginning to think more and more about all season interest, including Fall foliage and hips and canes in the Winter. Roses can be so much more than they've been in the past."Go man go! Good thinking.
Paul, the picture is a stunner. Is that colour really a bright pink /cerise? Amazing! It is a very favourite colour for me.
Radika,That photo is a bit pinker than it ought to be; the foliage is more of a deep "Sugar Maple red" leaning towards burgundy.
This is a very innovative, original and aesthetically brilliant idea Paul.
Wow. So far Therese Bugnet was about my best fall color of the roses. This would be a winner. I guess I'd ask what the bloom looked like, but I'm presuming you're using this in a breeding line to combine bloom and fall color.
Professor R,None of this group of seedlings has flowered yet so I cannot comment on bloom qualities. With hybrids of this nature, few, if any, flower until their second (or third) year. I will certainly be employing one or several of these in further breeding, unless the blooms are truly horrid. (unlikely, considering their pedigree)