'Seedling 18-0040' rose Description
Photo courtesy of a_carl76
Cherry-red. Medium-large, double (17-25 petals), flat to cupped, ruffled bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
To me Bright Melody is an ideal rose - it has been one of the healthiest and most floriferous roses in my garden. I am hoping that the seedlings from this cross inherit these traits from it. I am hoping for dark purple blooms as well - I want to see if it may be possible to stabilize the purple color by adding red to the mixture - I hate how Ebb Tide can turn pink as they fade or if it is too hot. In addition to the purple color, Ebb Tide should pass on some degree of thorn reduction or elimination. Both parents are well-branched and bushy and I am hoping that that passes on to this generation. Bloom form could be flat and ruffled. Winter hardiness should be above average.
Cross made June 8, 2014
Harvested hip on September 26, 2014 - 12 seeds collected
Seeds stored in snack size Ziploc bag in dry (no moist vermiculite) and refrigerated until sown
Seed Sown on June 10, 2018, 1st Germination observed August 2, 2018