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by roseseek
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Variegated roses?

It was a good question! Thank you and you're welcome!
by roseseek
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Variegated roses?

They don't appear to, Rob. The buds were pale pink as the flowers normally are. If the petals had also demonstrated variegation, I'm positive it would have been mentioned. Both of them are pure "plant geeks" while one is far more focused on roses. But both are incredibly observant and possess knowle...
by roseseek
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Variegated roses?

The variegation runs through the CANES as well as the foliage. I'm waiting for an email to tell me the identity and age of the plant. An email has arrived, identifying the variegated plant as Chloris, a plant received from Barbara Worl, the lady who discovered Grandmother's Hat and brought it to the...
by roseseek
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Variegated roses?

Earlier this month while visiting rose friend in NorCal, they showed me a variegated sport on one of their roses.
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by roseseek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

Thanks, Rob!
by roseseek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Nectar in Roses?
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Nectar in Roses?

Thank you.
by roseseek
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Nectar in Roses?
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Nectar in Roses?

Where is this "nectariferous ring contracting its opening" supposed to be, Karl? I harvest many dozens of Minutifolia blooms annually for pollen and I have never seen anything resembling anything like what that sounds like. That is based upon "molesting" flowers from the California Otay Mesa form; "...
by roseseek
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??

It's an interesting idea and perhaps something I might consider for otherwise impossible matings. I would worry here that the honey wouldn't be compatible with our high evening humidity. I know honey doesn't spoil by itself because the water content is completely occupied but what about when added w...
by roseseek
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

Thanks, Philip, and should you change your mind... These shots were just taken a little while ago. We're having our first "heat wave" of the year. It's to be mid eighties here and triple digits forty miles away. There is actually a "heat warning"! DSCN7512.JPG DSCN7513.JPG The above are the Blue for...
by roseseek
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Alain Blanchard
Replies: 79
Views: 4134

Re: Alain Blanchard

Interesting, thank you!
by roseseek
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

Thank you! Whenever you are ready and able to root cuttings...
by roseseek
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

Thanks! It's still "cool" here. We've only had two or three days of 75 - 77 here so far this YEAR. Our daily temps have been in the mid sixties to very low seventies with nights to the mid fifties. We've also had quite a bit of "May Gray" and "June Gloom". It's been the brilliance of the sun with it...
by roseseek
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

Thanks, Philip! My guess is grandiflora/shrub. Opening flowers today were pink with white reverse, until the sun burned them darker pink and purple. I think there would be long stems for cutting, IF the plant had root room in the ground.
by roseseek
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 255

When hardiness isn't an issue...

You have a lot more latitude over what you can use. This one exploded out of last year's seedlings. It quickly grew through the top screen (two feet above the soil level) and began pushing its flowers into the neighbor's ceanothus which overhangs the fence. This year, look what it's doing! The paren...
by roseseek
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling
Replies: 31
Views: 762

Re: Seedling

I love them! I've had few with the AN petal deformity. Most of them have traditional petals with pretty good plants under them.
by roseseek
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling
Replies: 31
Views: 762

Re: Seedling

How fun! That's the first result from Art Nouveau with those petals I've seen yet.
by roseseek
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Four petals
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Four petals

You mean other than Sericea? Only a few but those have all developed more petals with greater maturity.
by roseseek
Fri May 24, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Best sources for virus free hybrid teas?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Best sources for virus free hybrid teas?

Foundation Plant Services at UC Davis. http://fps.ucdavis.edu/roses.cfm Obtain your virus indexed stocks as well as scions from them from what they offer. Don't wait too long for the old "tried and true" types as they filter out of the collection faster than you would hope. Otherwise, I know of no o...
by roseseek
Mon May 20, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling
Replies: 31
Views: 762

Re: Seedling

That is striking, Joe!
by roseseek
Thu May 16, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Unusual seedling
Replies: 23
Views: 515

Re: Unusual seedling

Oy!