Once Blooming Seedlings


Is it safe to assume that seedlings that do not bloom at all during the first year of their life are once bloomers?

Also, if a seedling doesn’t bloom until August, is it probable that it also is a once bloomer?



Sometimes but not always. For example, my climbing seedlings of Sympathie x Falstaff did not bloom this year.

Actualy, Gail, a percentage of seedlings will become remontant after year 2. It all depends on what the parentage is. Some seedlings must reach a certain maturity before they start flowering. If in doubt, keep all seedlings till the second Spring.


And you may get first year flowering from seedlings that further years will be no more or very little more than once flowering.

Our plants are quite a species mixture and many things may eventually happen.

Pierre Rutten