Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The south side of "Barfield White Climber" is really kicking in now. The potent anise-fennel perfume of nearly opened pale pink buds teased open in the morning with a pinky is startling as it usually occurs in the old cold climate European 'Ayrshire Roses' and in many of David Austin's roses. This mystery rose is 99.9999% prickle free, incredibly vigorous and pest and disease free, obviously immune to nematodes and eight years of drought, and repeat blooms. Sadly, despite MANY MANY pollinations on it and using it as "Dad" I got no viable seedlings of merit. My goal is to breed, in essence, a cheery yellow version of it.


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