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by mwesson
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: New member

Welcome!

Mark
by mwesson
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Morden Series for health
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Morden Series for health

It may be location, but the only seeds I ever got from David's Ark OP were from the pollen of another arkansana hybrid. It stubbornly refused pollen from everything else I tried on it, and I finally lost it a year or two ago. The pollen parent was a cross of Carefree Beauty and an arkansana clone th...
by mwesson
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak
Replies: 23
Views: 973

Re: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak

Congratulations!
by mwesson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Favorite Miniatures
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: Favorite Miniatures

Where in the country are you located? Performance can vary greatly depending on the part of the country you're in.

Mark
by mwesson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Arkansana Hybrid Seeds Available
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Arkansana Hybrid Seeds Available

Rob,

If not single it's very nearly so. As best I remember it normally has 6-7 petals, but I don't have any pictures to check for sure. I'll try to remember to check next spring. Good luck with them!

Mark
by mwesson
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedlings 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1686

Re: Seedlings 2017

I really like the bicolor!

Mark
by mwesson
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Arkansana Hybrid Seeds Available
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Arkansana Hybrid Seeds Available

I have some arkansana hybrid seeds available if anyone wants to try them. These are OP seeds from (Suntan Beauty X Abraham Darby) X R. arkansana. This rose shares its arkansana parent's reluctance to accept foreign pollen, so these are probably self-pollinated. I collected a number of OP seeds last ...
by mwesson
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Some fun results from 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Some fun results from 2016

You have so many amazing seedlings!

Mark
by mwesson
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hi from Switzerland
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Hi from Switzerland

Welcome!

Mark
by mwesson
Tue May 23, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2017 Pollen available
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: 2017 Pollen available

All this wonderful pollen and the only thing I have in full bloom at the moment is a species hybrid that I've never gotten a viable seedling from. Sigh.

Mark
by mwesson
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rosa davidii Hybrids
Replies: 31
Views: 4946

Re: Rosa davidii Hybrids

Very nice!

Mark
by mwesson
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Spinosissima seedling
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: Spinosissima seedling

Very nice! Do the Spins bloom very well for you in GA? I've tried one of two in MS and they didn't want to bloom at all.

Mark
by mwesson
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Bella Nitida x R. woodsii 'Kimberly'
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: Bella Nitida x R. woodsii 'Kimberly'

Very nice! Obviously the rugosa must be coming from Bella Nitida. What's the parentage of Bella Nitida? It's not on HMF, and I haven't seen it elsewhere.

Mark
by mwesson
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Baby pics
Replies: 52
Views: 7455

Re: Baby pics

I really like the first bloom on this seedling. It is a rare case of a cross (Midnight Blue x Plum Frost) giving me exactly what I hoped for. It is deep purple and has an intense old rose fragrance. It already has five more buds that will open after this one, so I think it's going to be a good bloom...
by mwesson
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Species-Modern Crosses
Replies: 109
Views: 17606

Re: Species-Modern Crosses

The limited species work I've done has been primarily with R. virginiana and R. arkansana. Both have been very reluctant to accept foreign pollen, so the seedlings I get are normally with the species as the pollen parent. I have tried both as the seed parent many times. I normally get few seeds with...
by mwesson
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rosa maximowicziana seeds
Replies: 18
Views: 3244

Re: Rosa maximowicziana seeds

Thanks David. You forgot to mention that R. max hips are full of those little hairs that can be so irritating. I've been itching for days! (:

Mark
by mwesson
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rosa maximowicziana seeds
Replies: 18
Views: 3244

Re: Rosa maximowicziana seeds

[quote="david zlesak This plant is next to a number of diploid Cinnamomae section species. Last year when I raised some op seeds they almost all looked to be crosses with these other species by having a more upright habit with canes that are stiffer. [/quote] Dr. Z, Which diploid Cinnamomae section ...
by mwesson
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2016 Harvest and 2017 Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: 2016 Harvest and 2017 Ideas

One other comment. At least five of the above-mentioned Lafter seedlings from this year have set hips this fall.

Mark
by mwesson
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2016 Harvest and 2017 Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: 2016 Harvest and 2017 Ideas

Perhaps another to consider is Lafter. I'm also on the Gulf Coast and I've had Lafter for a couple of years now. It's been very healthy. It has a reputation for being fragrant, but I'm unable to detect much. I don't seem to be able to smell certain fragrances in roses, though. Not much to report in ...