The season ended with a total of 345 pollinations, using 99 different pollens, having been made onto the plant of Sericea pictured in my first post. These gave 21 hips from 12 different pollens.

The crosses for which I had the greatest expectation of success were with those with Ralph Moore’s hulthemias. As it turned out, three of 21 crosses using Persian Autumn gave hips, as did one of nine crosses using Persian Peach. There was a hip each from Persian Flame and Rosa chinensis spontenea onto a different cultivar of Sericea too.

There were three hips from Doorenbos Selection and one from Harison’s Yellow onto the pictured Sericea as well. I’m pretty excited about the HY cross. Pollen of Carefree Copper and Doorenbos Selection onto HY gave a hip each, which was a total surprise given that this cultivar of HY is normally barren.

Time will tell whether any of these are hybrids.