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by philip_la
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds

That's just wrong. Now I see why you hate Austin roses.
So sequoias aren't really anything special? It's the CA climate? ;-)
by philip_la
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)

..Of which I actually have none at the moment, save Old Gay Hill and Pink Pet, both of which have their own issues. (None of the glauca descendents of yesteryear are still kicking. They *hated* it at my prior house.) I've moved on from that one, as I've realized at this juncture that it's not like I...
by philip_la
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. abyssinica, Basye's amphidiploid, and Doorenbos selection
Replies: 2
Views: 51

R. abyssinica, Basye's amphidiploid, and Doorenbos selection

The above are three roses I would love to try to add to my collection at some point, but have not found sources... There is one purported abyssinica in the country (though in CA weather, it bears little resemblance to the rugged, scrappy plants I've seen photographed in Somalia). Basye's presumed am...
by philip_la
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds

Kim, that's downright frightening. My worst weed-trees don't grow nearly that fast. WHAT are you feeding those? (Now I feel like a horrible rose daddy...)
by philip_la
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: About #1100
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: About #1100

Thanks for the follow-up, Larry. Lemon Fizz is pretty darned resilient, and didn't even seem too fazed when temps exceeded 100 here. Never a huge flush for me, but a pretty consistent production of blooms, and no more disease than e.g. Carefree Sunshine, (though rust is virtually non-existent, and m...
by philip_la
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)

Thanks, Stephen. That's a pretty charming little plant. I'm rather surprised at the yellow tones from that cross! Do you think that's from Lyda's background, or the Fourth's? Kim, your seedling has been growing on me. I admit that the browner bronze foliage tones generally don't appeal to me the sam...
by philip_la
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak
Replies: 20
Views: 403

Re: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak

Congratulations, David. Muchly deserved. (Is this a new honor, or do I recall something about this from the past?) So... Carefree Beauty x (Carefree Beauty x R. foetida bicolor)? That's a pretty interesting result, Larry. (In principal, that's a hardiness on par with Lemon Fizz, no? Let me know if y...
by philip_la
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)

Thanks for the input! Kim, that is a very nice looking plant -- reminds me a little bit of my recollection of some Poulsen Courtyard roses. I knew you were working with Pookah. Does it impart a tenaciously lasting spray of blooms to its progeny? I am most interested in acquiring Lyda Rose and workin...
by philip_la
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds

Dunno what kind of germination rates you anticipate (congrats on the parade roses -- I haven't had takes from such in the past) but if realty is a concern, I wonder if there might be benefits to germinating in stratified baggies and transplanting. Of course, if you have a lot of successes, that's a ...
by philip_la
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Post Your Fave Seedlings & Their Blooms
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Post Your Fave Seedlings & Their Blooms

Very attractive purple foliage on that one, Andre.
by philip_la
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)

I've recently found locally on clearance: - Brise Parfum / Perfume Breeze (which I saw extolled on a French site -- although they protested that the name sounded more like a deodorizer spray than a rose) and I wondered if it offered potential as a breeder... I have also coveted for some time: - Lyda...
by philip_la
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 38
Views: 1614

Re: Harvested hips

I had not seen the article on this page before now, but the timing is interesting. Last month I came across a recently expired bottle of Sporacidin which is a mix of enzymes -- I believe, amylase, protease, and lipase -- and I wondered if it might be something to try in solution to soften the suture...
by philip_la
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rainbow Roses
Replies: 10
Views: 592

Re: Rainbow Roses

From the article: "To obtain a flower with petals stained in different colors the stem is vertically cut into four equal parts and each quarter dipped in a different dye. The dye moves upwards through the xylem to the petals, which get a different color depending on their position in the spiral" The...
by philip_la
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"

As roses distributed as Commander Gillette and Legacy are purportedly the same rose now, and since the real Legacy purportedly was an offspring of Com.Gil., crossed with Basye's Probable Amphidiploid (having abyssinica and rugosa rubra in its line) do we assume that the actual pedigree is, as Tom su...
by philip_la
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2018-biltmore-rose-trial-winners-announced/
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: 2018-biltmore-rose-trial-winners-announced/

Thanks, Henry. Always interesting to see. As I recall, Princesse Charlene de Monaco had already racked up a few awards internationally. I believe I looked her up after seeing bouquets of her for sale at my local supermarket, of all places.
by philip_la
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Germination rate of Carefree Beauty OP?
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Germination rate of Carefree Beauty OP?

I have collected a moderate number of OP hips from my CB which I figure I might as well germinate, but I'm wondering if I have enough to conduct any sort of meaningful experiments on germination. (I haven't hulled the hips yet, but I'm guesstimating maybe in the ballpark of 50+ seeds or thereabouts ...
by philip_la
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: On striped roses...
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: On striped roses...

Was doing a little research on terminology so that I might ask an intelligent follow-up question, but ultimately don't know that any of it has any application to us as breeders. Looking at photos of Comm. Beau., I think that *if* the purple arose from a flavonoid co-pigment, one would see indication...
by philip_la
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: On striped roses...
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: On striped roses...

I have a dumb follow-up question pertaining to stripes: On the (relatively few) striped roses with which I am familiar, it seems to invariably be the flavenoids (anthocyanins) which get knocked out, creating the striping. (I can't think of any examples that I would presume to involve gaps in the car...
by philip_la
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit
Replies: 54
Views: 2790

Re: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit

I don't know that I honestly want it, but I did put Cerise Bouquet on my cuttings exhange wish list some time back. I'm not sure about Crimson Glory as a parent, honestly. Disease pressures are pretty high in my neck of the woods, and CG doesn't have a stellar reputation in the dept.. Combine that w...
by philip_la
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit
Replies: 54
Views: 2790

Re: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit

I don't know that I honestly want it, but I did put Cerise Bouquet on my cuttings exhange wish list some time back. I'm not sure about Crimson Glory as a parent, honestly. Disease pressures are pretty high in my neck of the woods, and CG doesn't have a stellar reputation in the dept.. Combine that w...