I'm letting my roses wind down for the year -- set seed -- here in New Jersey. One spent bloom of Double Delight appears to be producing four new rosebuds at its center. Can you tell me what this is? It seems like such an oddity that I'm wondering if it's likely to produce viable seed and if such seed would likely be worth germinating.
I suspect this is a case of rose proliferation, a temporary mutation that's usually blamed on sudden drastic changes in the weather. Sadly, it's not worth germinating. The link will show you some photos of the condition, which is temporary and probably will not show up again.