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by philip_la
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: most anticipated cross?
Replies: 19
Views: 272

Re: most anticipated cross?

Cool. I don't know enough to calculate the hypothetical odds with the ploidies, Joe, but I suppose there is a one-in-several-dozen chance of a rebloomer from that pedigree. (You probably have a better grasp of the numbers than I.) What great luck! What's also nice is that you now know that the femal...
by philip_la
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 79
Views: 1301

Re: First germination of the winter

Geesh, I wish there were a "like" button! That *is* an interesting cross. I didn't catch that as one you had coming up, Rob. Oso (happy?) Smoothie is a rose that appealed to me for potential purple offspring, but it purportedly doesn't like heat. (Ann ain't too keen on my climate either.) I'm not su...
by philip_la
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: most anticipated cross?
Replies: 19
Views: 272

Re: most anticipated cross?

Some cool crosses planned there, IMO. I admittedly know relatively little about the colder-weather species. ...But Joe, how long have you had your Anne Endt x acicularis cross? THat's an intriguing one. (Have you posted any photos?) Any clue as to what the ploidy on that one is, and does it maintain...
by philip_la
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. Persica from seed - advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: R. Persica from seed - advice?

I'm thinking that Australia ain't hurting for heat at the moment. They probably envy us the polar vortex... [I hope all of our Australian colleagues are doing as well as can be expected with the latest heat wave, as well as their gardens. Thoughts are with you all.] At any rate, this entire hobby is...
by philip_la
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: On striped roses...
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: On striped roses...

I've tried several of the poulsen parade roses in the past, including Gigi, but never got any of them to work for me. I assumed they were generally sterile.
by philip_la
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: On striped roses...
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: On striped roses...

Ah... I thought of *both* grey and coffee as basically a lavender with a bit of flavenoid underlayment in different quantities. What would the co-pigment for grey be then, and would it not segregate into a different layer from the cyanidin? And would this be the same co-pigment in e.g. Angel FAce? I...
by philip_la
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Wedding Bells -- anyone growing/crossing with this one?
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Wedding Bells -- anyone growing/crossing with this one?

Still seeing nothing but phenomenal reports on this (*sigh*... pink) HT. This rose is not as readily available as e.g. Beverly, it seems. Beverly is viewed as more fragrant, but in every other regard, the reviews on GardenWeb and elsewhere put Wedding Bells over the top for health and performance. I...
by philip_la
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Dipping [cut] roses in calcium before shipping
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Dipping [cut] roses in calcium before shipping

Hmm... I wonder if seedlings germinated/grown in Ca(NO3)2 obtain any similar added resistance to damping off.
by philip_la
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: On striped roses...
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: On striped roses...

Following up four months later... ;-) Has anyone created a striped rose from a coffee, or grey colored rose? I can't help but think the segregating of the various pigments that make for such could be rather striking, but I'm not aware of any stripes in that color range. (Alternatively, I suppose the...
by philip_la
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. Persica from seed - advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: R. Persica from seed - advice?

Totally spit-balling here, but as a desert plant, I suspect the inhibitors to germination will wash away very quickly and easily. Most desert plants are primed to take immediate action when adequate moisture is available. But my recollections on what has been said about such is poor. You'll probably...
by philip_la
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Some ploidy questions
Replies: 26
Views: 430

Re: Some ploidy questions

Most of the recent research I've seen recently on doubling chromosomes uses Orzalin in their protocol. Has anyone done such using e.g. Surflan? (And how would one convert pound per gallon to a microM solution?)
by philip_la
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses
Replies: 42
Views: 4349

Re: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses

Duane, Mike and others on this forum will have much more experience than I, so heed their observations and take my comments with a grain of salt. I have only recently begun working with the Kordes and do not have all the ones on the list of suggestions I gave. Those that I do have have given pretty ...
by philip_la
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses
Replies: 42
Views: 4349

Re: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses

Don't get me wrong, David. I am a fan of David Austin, and I appreciate that he made *tremendous* contributions to the rose world. He pioneered the renaissance of an entire genre of roses, and for that I am eternally grateful. I probably would not have learned to love roses were it not for him. I ha...
by philip_la
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Help identifying leaf deformation, anyone???
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Help identifying leaf deformation, anyone???

I would guess a spiny leaf gall wasp did that. Shouldn't cause too much concern IMO. The larvae make the galls. If you remove the galls before the adult wasps hatch (they typically hatch in spring) you will be destroying the future generation. You can probably start picking them off later in late su...
by philip_la
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses
Replies: 42
Views: 4349

Re: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses

I too was going to suggest that high-centered is *not* the default, save the fact that rosarians spent a good half-century chucking all of the not-so-high-centered roses. I would also suggest that pretty much *any* Kordes rose introduced this millenium is likely to have better health than an English...
by philip_la
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: Variegated roses?

Came across this photo of a variegated sport of Francis Meilland/Prince Jardinier on HMF:
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.137920
Rather striking, IMO, and if stable, would have been worth marketing...
by philip_la
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: Variegated roses?

You guys are starting to make me think this is a wall worth beating ones head against... But I have enough scatter-brained ideas, I am NOT going to venture there...
by philip_la
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is it just me? (On rose rustling...)
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Is it just me? (On rose rustling...)

You're right, Kim. I forgot that I had acquired my Softee as the Jefferson Rose. (I don't guess I had learned the true I.D. of that one while it was still under patent.) So then, three out of four of the first roses I grew some 20+ years ago were purchased under study names -- Caldwell Pink, Katy Ro...
by philip_la
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: Variegated roses?

Cool! I'm not familiar with that one. It might become the Ferdinand Pichard of foliage.
by philip_la
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 79
Views: 1301

Re: First germination of the winter

Wow! Yes, Joe. Lemon Fizz *is* working well for you! LOL. Nice! I have had crossing LF with Campfire on my to-do list as well, if and when I get Campfire. (Great minds think alike?) Now I'm more enthusiastic about the potential. I wasn't sure if LF would largely throw singles, or if doubles were a d...