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by roseseek
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Newbie question

Welcome Mongoose! Generally, hips are mature after roughly 110 or so days after pollinating. I date the tags I use to mark my crosses so I don't have to guess and wait until they change colors. Some change dramatically, some don't change at all. It's a rose you will never grow in Zone 5, but the old...
by roseseek
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Something interesting...
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Something interesting...

Thanks, Karl.
by roseseek
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Something interesting...
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Something interesting...

Thank you, Philip. I grew both d'l Ain and Lambelin in Newhall and swore after enduring them there, I would NEVER grow them again. Syphilitic hemophiliacs, both of them.
by roseseek
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Something interesting...
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Something interesting...

Today, that Art Nouveau seedling opened further, showing some rather interesting traits. It resulted from the cross of (Secret's Out X April Mooncrest) X [(First Impression X April Mooncrest) X Art Nouveau]. It inherited the scent from Secret's Out, the white sport of Secret, and April Mooncrest. It...
by roseseek
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Something interesting...
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Something interesting...

Someone on Face Book messaged me with the information about this new rose available in Great Britain. She indicated it was bred from Baron Girod de l'Ain and Roger Lamblin, though I have no knowledge of how she knows this. It IS an interesting looking rose and it does appear to be related to at leas...
by roseseek
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show and Tell?
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: Show and Tell?

Probably nothing most here would find interesting or be able to grow, but this is [(R. Brunonii X R. Gigantea) X Mlle Cecile Brunner) X [Reve d'Or X ((Echo X R. Gigantea) X Marie Van Houte)]. That translates to Nessie X Faith Whittlesey. It's two years old in a two gallon can. The foliage is good, i...
by roseseek
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Odd little seedling
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Odd little seedling

"Dumb question, but as I don't dabble in such... Would grafting that to an appropriate root stock change its demeanor?" Not dumb at all, Philip. It may, if the reason it does what it does is because it doesn't generate sufficient roots of its own. Adding more vigor to the roots may well alter what i...
by roseseek
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Odd little seedling
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Odd little seedling

Joe, if you'd like to send it here, I'll happily push it, prevent it from flowering so it produces wood instead and share it whomever wishes it.
by roseseek
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Roses to consider for breeding?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Roses to consider for breeding?

Henry, MOST of Buck's roses were introduced by Roses of Yesterday and Today, who infected hundreds of varieties of roses over the decades. In my Zone 9 Newhall garden, Carefree Beauty was anything but carefree or beautiful. It was as bad with mildew as Wandering Wind, which was one of my favorites, ...
by roseseek
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Odd little seedling
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Odd little seedling

You need to get it into a more suitable environment/climate where it won't lose any growth to cold and can be allowed to just GROW.
by roseseek
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny
Replies: 10
Views: 266

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: 10
Views: 266

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: 181

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: 199

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: 181

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: 10
Views: 266

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: 199

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: 199

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: 10
Views: 266

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: 23
Views: 670

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...