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by Rob Byrnes
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: AC de Montarville
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: AC de Montarville

Dammit, Rob, why do you keep getting interesting roses that I should probably have? I feel like I'm trying to keep up with the Byrnes's here. LOL Good one Joe! I can't believe I didn't find out about this one much earlier. I think the patent has expired so if you want cuttings or want me to try to ...
by Rob Byrnes
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: AC de Montarville
Replies: 2
Views: 34

AC de Montarville

Can anyone share experiences using AC de Montarville as a parent either direction and how disease resistant it is? I read the patent which states that no hips were observed. I've ordered this one for spring delivery and am thinking I'll probably need to use this as the pollen parent. http://helpmefi...
by Rob Byrnes
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 79
Views: 1301

Re: First germination of the winter

A few new germinations that are of interest to me: Morning Magic x (Morden Blush x Hazeldean) I was looking for winter hardiness and disease resistance with this cross. The pollen was given to me so I don't know anything about the pollen parent. I'm going to guess that it doesn't repeat bloom and it...
by Rob Byrnes
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: most anticipated cross?
Replies: 19
Views: 272

Re: most anticipated cross?

Duane, Last season was the start of my serious efforts to combine these Canadian varieties and this is my first winter expectantly waiting for F1s to arrive and to bloom. In addition to the ones you listed I also have Frontenac and Radler's Ramblin Red. I'm just starting to get germination from some...
by Rob Byrnes
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: most anticipated cross?
Replies: 19
Views: 272

Re: most anticipated cross?

Hi Duane. Thank you! Yes, shooting for cold hardy and excellent resistance/tolerance. Last year I added trying for excellent repeat bloom as a criteria. As far as color, anything other than pink or white would be great. I like yellow, peach, apricot, purple and DEEP red...stripes :-) I'm working tow...
by Rob Byrnes
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: most anticipated cross?
Replies: 19
Views: 272

Re: most anticipated cross?

You all have posted some very interesting crosses here! Joe, I'm giving up on my RDxS. I've yet gotten a reblooming F1 and resistance is so-so. I didn't know that Commander Gillette was stingy with rebloomers so I'll probably rethink using that one as well. I realizing that I don't have the time or ...
by Rob Byrnes
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 79
Views: 1301

Re: First germination of the winter

Philip,

OHS does well in my mid-Atlantic summer heat and humidity. I too wanted it for it’s purple potential and I am hoping for hardiness as well. Ann Endt should contribute additional disease resistance.
by Rob Byrnes
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 79
Views: 1301

Re: First germination of the winter

jbergeson wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:04 am
Rob,

Smoothie x Ann Endt. Interesting. Here's hoping for a fragrant hardy thornless bright purple everblooming rose about 2 feet tall!
That’s what I’m hoping for Joe!
by Rob Byrnes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 79
Views: 1301

Re: First germination of the winter

Nice cross, Rob! I'm liking Gaye Hammond, too. OP seedlings show good bloom power. This winter should be a good test of hardiness. On the topic of first germinations, I have my first germination of a cross...the embryo I posted in "I think I'm killing my seeds" thread germinated. It is All the Rage...
by Rob Byrnes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 79
Views: 1301

Re: First germination of the winter

Hi Rob!! I'm glad you like and are using 'Gaye Hammond'. That sounds like a wonderful cross. I love its vigor. I knew it was special as a first year seedling and took a number of cuttings of it while it was on the plant stand the winter it germinated before planting it out. It's glossy leaves and v...
by Rob Byrnes
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 79
Views: 1301

Re: First germination of the winter

Thanks Duane. I really like it and hope to get some good things out of it.
by Rob Byrnes
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 79
Views: 1301

Re: First germination of the winter

Here is another interesting cross that is germinating now: Gaye Hammond x Frontenac. Gaye Hammond is a yellow hardy to zone 4a and Frontenac is hardy to at least zone 3b. There are genes for yellow on both sides so the plan was to obtain a disease resistant yellow that blooms frequently and is hardy...
by Rob Byrnes
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Chinook Sunrise' parentage
Replies: 21
Views: 445

Re: 'Chinook Sunrise' parentage

Thank you Paul. Can you think of any rose developed in Canada that actually is hardy to zone 2b? I'm thinking any might include rugosa blood but that's a guess.
by Rob Byrnes
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 79
Views: 1301

Re: First germination of the winter

This might be helpful Marty:

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by Rob Byrnes
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Chinook Sunrise' parentage
Replies: 21
Views: 445

Re: 'Chinook Sunrise' parentage

Very interesting Paul. Would you also question z2b hardiness for Frontenac and Campfire?
by Rob Byrnes
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Beginner Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 4306

Re: Beginner Questions

Hi Joe. Is it truly zone 3b hardy? Thanks!
by Rob Byrnes
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Beginner Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 4306

Re: Beginner Questions

I've used Prairie Princess for the first time this year, and it is setting some huge hips. I remember an offhand statement that Julie Overom, a very experienced breeder, made about Prairie Princess that she produced some of the more cercospora-resistant seedlings she has had. (I don't know if you h...
by Rob Byrnes
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Chinook Sunrise' parentage
Replies: 21
Views: 445

Re: 'Chinook Sunrise' parentage

Kim, I found some information that might be helpful on the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre website. I think -40 degrees Celsius is zone 2b. I was able to order Chinook Sunrise for spring delivery and I already have Canadian Shield. Canada's National Hardy Rose Program The rose program at Vi...
by Rob Byrnes
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 79
Views: 1301

Re: First germination of the winter

Out of curiosity, and not that it is a guarantee of viability, did you try any of the Pinkerbelle seeds in a water flotation test?