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Rose breeder Listing last updated on 24 Oct 2021.
Des Moines, Iowa
USDA Zone: 5b
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The first goal of my breeding program is to impart more cold hardiness into the large flowered varieties - hybrid teas, floribundas, large flowered climbers. A close second is to increase disease resistance and emphasize horizontal disease resistance. Other goals include hardier and healthier minis, well branched and rounded plant structures that range from 2-4 feet in height and reduced thorns. Bloom form and color are secondary at this stage of my program, although a uniquely shaped or colored bloom is always welcome.