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by roseseek
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny

How fun!
by roseseek
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny

Stephen, have you tried any breeding with any of the micros? I never got any germinations from using Yametsu Hime pollen, but Tom Thumb's is quite potent.
by roseseek
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Can any give suggestions on these roses for breeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Can any give suggestions on these roses for breeding?

If mildew and black spot are issues, neither. What are the newest darkest reds available there?
by roseseek
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to know how many plants I need for breeding?
Replies: 13
Views: 174

Re: How to know how many plants I need for breeding?

I can believe that about Marechal Niel! That bloody thing is STINGY. Two to four stamen per bloom? I won't have enough to mess with until the plant eats the entire block.
by roseseek
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Can any give suggestions on these roses for breeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Can any give suggestions on these roses for breeding?

Only three of the first generation offspring from Oklahoma came from it as seed parent. Herb Swim wrote how Mr. Lincoln, one of Oklahoma's siblings, was a bad seed germinator. Perhaps that issue extends to Oklahoma? I don't know, but it appears from the documented results on Help Me Find-Roses that ...
by roseseek
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny

There have been a few and they ARE interesting. They're also a pain in the neck. Everyone who sees them, wants one. When the plant only produces a few, tiny inches a year of growth, HOW do you propagate it? You don't want to cut half of the plant off for cutting which may or may not succeed. Unless ...
by roseseek
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to know how many plants I need for breeding?
Replies: 13
Views: 174

Re: How to know how many plants I need for breeding?

Yes, easier to decide, though not necessarily easier to receive accurate suggestions. Many types set copious seed in one climate and refuse to set ANY in others. Some types make only petals in some climates with zero sexual parts, while in others they make semi double flowers full of stamen, anthers...
by roseseek
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to know how many plants I need for breeding?
Replies: 13
Views: 174

Re: How to know how many plants I need for breeding?

How many flowers per plant depends upon SO many variables... There are minis which don't flower a whole lot and others which flower like weeds. The same goes for each of the other types. Add climate and cultural influences and you really muddle things up. Are you considering making hundreds of polli...
by roseseek
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny

Those are REALLY difficult, Stephen. They usually don't have roots much deeper than the height of the plant which makes the whole thing so easily damaged or killed. Good luck! Don Herzog at Miniature Plant Kingdom had one about that size years ago. I asked if he was ever able to propagate it and he ...
by roseseek
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!

Little has been done with the three yellow Chinese species, Hugonis, Xanthina and Primula. I have several Hugonis hybrids using Ralph Moore's mini breeder,1-72-1 and I have been working on getting something similar with the other three, but they don't yet provide anything quite as elegant. I would t...
by roseseek
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Disease ID question
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Disease ID question

I'd first check for any sucking insects on the undersides of the foliage. It doesn't appear to be a disease nor does it look like anything I have ever had diagnosed as viral.
by roseseek
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!

It might have been here on the RHA, I don't remember off the top of my head.
by roseseek
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Prairie Sweetheart «Sport»?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Prairie Sweetheart «Sport»?

You're welcome, Andre. That could well be the case. Ralph Moore's Crested Sweetheart was so double, it didn't produce any stamen nor anthers nor did it set any fruit, until a fertile branch on one of the huge old plants at Sequoia Nursery mutated and began setting hips. Unfortunately nothing ever ca...
by roseseek
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!

You're welcome. "China" as in things like Slater's Crimson, Old Blush, Mutabilis, etc., not necessarily the other Chinese species, though it appears from the results I'm having that Primula is far more susceptible to fungal issues when crossed with moderns than either Hugonis or Xanthina. Using Prim...
by roseseek
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Prairie Sweetheart «Sport»?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Prairie Sweetheart «Sport»?

A sport is when the original type changes its expression. A reversion is when a sport reverts to its sport parent. If this portion of the plant continues flowering like this, I would be inclined to call it a sport. Had Prairie Sweetheart arisen as a very double sport from this, your rose would be th...
by roseseek
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!

Not to try talking you out of looking into the China roses, but Paul Barden, who made some rather beautiful roses, has often stated that black spot was introduced in to many of his lines when Chinas were added. Does that prevent me from messing with them? Nope. Just a piece of information to store i...
by roseseek
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Non-fading suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Non-fading suggestions

The most unfading orange for me is Kordes Brilliant. Its offspring, however, have been anything BUT "unfading", though they have had terminal mildew. I love the rose, but nothing resulting from it. I've not encountered anything yellow nor purple which hasn't faded, though Blue for You produces some ...
by roseseek
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy diploid seed parents
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: Easy diploid seed parents

Oakington Ruby, Rouletii, Magic Wand, Éblouissant, Cramoisi Supérieur, Bon Silène... all produce seed and they germinate pretty easily. Miss Lowe wasn't "easy" but she did succeed with Secret Garden Musk Climber pollen.
by roseseek
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: The perfect rose: 62 years in the making
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: The perfect rose: 62 years in the making

Thanks, Rob. I'd not seen a photo but I did find the page on HMF. Hi David! Thankfully, Rob found the photo. I laughed out loud at Ms. M's comment about PJPII!