'Seedling 18-016' rose Description
Photo courtesy of a_carl76
Violet - pink, light purple reverse. Strong, sweet, wild rose fragrance. 30 petals. Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, semi-globular bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Medium, leafy sepals, long buds.
Bushy, thornless (or almost), well-branched. Large, semi-glossy, dark green, maroon highlights , wavy or ruffled foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Can be used for garden, shrub or specimen.
I am hoping that this seedling will be vigorous, disease resistant, and somewhat hardy. Hopefully the color will be purple or at least have purple shadings and with good scent and decent form. Ebb Tide does tend to turn pink at times which suggests that pink bloomed seedlings from this cross is highly likely to happen - hopefully they will be unique shades of pink. There is a possibility that this seedling will be without (or nearly without) thorns which I have achieved many times while using Ebb Tide with other varieties with average to low numbers of thorns. This could be the start of a decently hardy and healthy purple line of roses.
Cross made June 18, 2014
Harvested hip on October 6, 2014 - 23 seeds collected
Seeds stored in snack size Ziploc bag in dry (no moist vermiculite) and refrigerated until sown
Seed Sown on March 14, 2018, 1st Germination observed June 11, 2018