This is the Saunders seedling known for many years among hybridizers as simply Saunders F2A although Silvia Saunders also called it ‘Cranapple’.  It was recently introduced by Solaris Farms. It is a valuable plant for breeding but has a place in the display garden as well.

The lower photo was taken at Solaris Farms, Reedsville, Wisconsin.

Cultivar: Cranapple
Year: not registered
Seedling No: [SEEDLING NO]
Group: Not grouped by Saunders; I would say Tea Rose
Flower: Color: ivory with pink veins and edges, dark plum flares
Form: single, two rows of petals, about 12
Blooms: Week 5
Carpels: about 5, green
Stigmas: cream
Sheath: [SHEATH]
Stamens: filaments are red
Plant: Habit: [HABIT]
Foliage color: slightly lighter than average
Foliage form: average
Height: 26″ on 5 year plant
Recommendation: Collectors’ plant
Availability: Rare