FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY 2013 Intro

FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY 

(BARBARA DITTMER X UKN (likely TRULY ANGELIC)

STATS:36 X 5.5 
             23 buds 4 way branching
             early-mid season
             dormant
             tetraploid
             excellent parent

PRICE $37 DF 
 
 
 
  

FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY in her first year showing her excellent vim and vigor
$37 DF

FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

I would like the photo to be better, but you can get an idea of Firstbourne's buds and branching as a first year bloomer..very vigorous from year one...a unique trait. "She' is also fertile both ways and an excellent parent, with progeny better than herself, even when bred back to herself.

some progeny out of FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY really showed her stuff when I decided  to follow a suggestion from my son. He suggested I breed 'it' (garden named "Firstbourne") back on itself so I could see its strengths and weaknesses. Am I ever glad I agreed!  Out of a long cross (I have numerous, well branched, vigorous seedlings resulting from that process, with  a high number of fancy edges besides) came three that stood out. this first one and its progeny is garden named "Great Idea". It's fun to see what FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY can do as a Grandparent!

(FIRSTBOURNE also has some beautiful seedlings out of MANDALAY BAY MUSIC and GLORY OF THE RAINBOW (one of my Fall 2013 Intros) which are also shown further down.)

"Great Idea" (FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY)

SEEDLING "Great Idea" x GLORY OF THE RAINBOW

this is one of the results we realized when we took GLORY OF THE RAINBOW X "Great Idea" (FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY)  

FULL SIBS (GLORY OF THE RAINBOW X GREAT IDEA)

FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

ANOTHER IDEA  first year bloom stats: 

20 buds, 4 way branching-like a tree instead of a garden plant! 
30" X 5"

"Another Idea" another full sib, prettier and even more vigorous than its parent

FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

GOOD IDEA resembles it's parent but with more exageration of it's edge.

"Good Idea" -yet another full sib from FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

MANDALAY BAY MUSIC X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

"Rose Bay" is a rich coral rose bi-color seedling with a clear ivory watermark  and ruffles and quite distinct veining. The "look" of "Rose Bay" is definitely unique from either parent....

 

sdlg "Rose Bay" showing sculpting as a three
yr old
(MANDALAY BAY MUSIC X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY)

MANDALAY BAY MUSIC X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

THIS ULTRA-VIGOROUS SEEDLING WILL BE USED IN MY 'BLUES' PROGRAM AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT !  I AM LOOKING FOR BLUES IN BOTH PATTERN AND EDGES..IT SHOULD BE EXCITING! 

"Bay Blues" (MANDALAY BAY MUSIC X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY) was even more vigorous during this 2012 summer malais, which really surprised me. We have transplanted 'her' into the "selects" area for further evaluation.

GLORY OF THE RAINBOW X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

MOST OF THESE SEEDLINGS ON THIS PAGE HAD THEIR SEEDS PLANTED IN 2009 AND BLOOMED  2011. 

This seedling is out of GLORY OF THE RAINBOW (FALL '13 INTRO) X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY.
 
 GLORY OF THE RAINBOW is available the Fall of 2014 and FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY is available this Spring after the ground warms up.

MANDALAY BAY MUSIC X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

a soft, beautiful heavily edged seedling with excellent 4 way branching and 25 buds (MANDALAY BAY MUSIC X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY)

THREE IN ONE X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

I think this toothy rose is so attractive in so many ways..from the watermark to the interestinf fru fru edge. Plus it lays very flat and wide open. the parentage is (THREE IN ONE X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY)

THREE IN ONE X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

THREE IN ONE X FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY

THIS SEEDLING REALLY STANDS OUT WITH ITS EXCELLENT 6 WAY BRANCHING AND 30 BUDS..ALSO IT IS TALL AT 39" WITH A 5 " BLOOM

CLUMPS OF FIRSTBOURNE OF MANY