Part 2

I still remember the exuberance with which the young seedling grew. It became a huge bush whose appearance was intermediate between the two parents. As if often the case with parents from different sections of the genus, the hybrid was almost sterile. Yet, in most years, I was able to find one or two or three small hips. I grew the seeds carefully, hoping to be able to duplicate the luck which led Wilhelm Kordes to his amphidiploid of R. wichuraiana and R. rugosa. (See H.D. Wulff,