How common are these stripes?

This is a 2020 seedling out of “Beauty Of Leafland.”
It also sets seeds.
Is this trait worth pursuing?

Thanks Jim and Elizabeth Coutts.

Hi Chuckp,

In my limited experience I have seen the odd few petals with this stripe, but none on a flower so consistently and evenly distributed. I think this beauty is a keeper! Have you thought about what you will name it?

They appear to me to be similar to what Peter James mined out of nasty old Roger Lambelin to create Art Nouveau. There have been further developments along those lines in Britain. Ronnie Rawlins bred Lightning Strike from it. His Bonkers is obviously related. I’m sure there are others from Rawlins but without photos.

I think that’s a very desirable color pattern. Even if it were relatively easy to find in modern roses, your seedling’s close relationship to ‘Beauty of Leafland’ means that it probably has significant cold-hardiness… Considering the length of time that it take to breed such a pattern into hardy roses from a tender rose line, the potential seems obvious. A better question would be, does it already show signs of being a good garden rose without improvement, or do more generations need to be raised to produce something of horticultural/commercial value? In any case, raising open-pollinated seedlings seems like it would be a good first step, but I also wouldn’t waste any time before making some deliberate exploratory crosses.


Hi Brian,
This seedling is very interesting, but not nearly enough blooms to consider introduction.
Kim, thanks for this information. This is why The RHA forum is so valuable.
Stefan, it has gone through only one winter, I’ll harvest its OP seeds and plant them out this winter to see what I get.

The picture shows a seedling of the two Austin Roses: ‘Charles Austin’ x ‘The Squire’, 2017.

The codominance of the two colours is an expression of inheritance wherein the alleles of a gene pair in a heterozygote are fully expressed. Therefore the offspring is a combination of the phenotype of both parents. The trait is neither dominant nor recessive.

I never had this appearance before.