Friday, October 10, 2014

Andy Firk since you have been following Luther Burbank's food crop breeding work lately, I want you to see a rose he bred that for years Joyce Demitts and I have felt is a very likely ID for the iconic "Pink Cracker Rose" that in the 70s and 80s was a common sight in Tampa. It is called 'Burbank' but for decades there has been confusion between it and 'Santa Rosa' which came from the same hip from the same cross of (Bon Silene X Hermosa?). When I showed Joyce her first ever "Pink Cracker Rose" she immediately pointed out traits of 'Bon Silene' in it.

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