This is seedling 6003. The picture of this bud was taken on 2/27/17 and is ready to bloom on 2/28/17. Please note the scape and buds.
On 2/28/17 Seedling 6003 bloomed. This is a second year selected seedling. The cross is [Velvet Throne X (Marines' Hymn X Barbara Mandrel)]) It has great form, really well saturated color, olive green throat, rose watermark and a white edge on the ruffled petals and sepals.
This is a bud picture was taken on Seedling 6064 on 2/25/17 about ready to bloom. This second year selected seedling has a decent scape and bud count.
This is the bloom on Seedling 6064 [Velvet Throne X (Stolen Heart X Barbara Mandrell)] taken on 2/28/17. It has well saturated color and a heavy substance. The petals are very ruffled with a white pencil edge.
After using these seedlings in the greenhouse this year for hybridizing, the will go outside this fall into the seedling display beds to watch for possible introduction.
Life is fun and Very, very good.