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by philip_la
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard

"Domestically (USA) I think the classical work that Joe Bergeson has been doing will be foundational and, likewise in Austrialia, that of Warren Millington."

Agreed. I wish this forum had a simple "thumbs up" button. ;-)
by philip_la
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard

I hear you, Don. When I mentioned the maintaining of some of those seedlings as future breeding stock, I was actually wondering if, and to what extent, Weeks might be in the long-term investment game-plan, or to what extent the market and shareholders demand for more immediate results precluded such...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Remontancy
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: Remontancy

If it were easy... I think you are taking the route that ultimately may lead to success. "Stirring the pot" offers little to those of us without the means to grow massive numbers of seedlings, I would think, and the harder paths will probably offer the best rewards. I'm far enough south to have no c...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard

"Under Christian’s direction, each year about 40-45,000 flowers are hand-pollinated at Weeks Roses Research in Pomona, California, to produce around 250,000 seeds. Private trials are conducted in Tennessee, Washington, New York, Ohio and California. In these locations the seedlings are thoroughly te...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Diploidy or not diploidy. That is the question...
Replies: 63
Views: 6612

Re: Diploidy or not diploidy. That is the question...

In view of a recent post, I thought I might just bring this old thread back to the surface.
by philip_la
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: On striped roses...
Replies: 1
Views: 96

On striped roses...

I haven't worked with stripes before this year, and had some questions: When crossing a stripe with a non-stripe modern hybrid, what is the expected approximate percentage of striped offspring? (I know this has been addressed in the past, but I seem to recall multiple answers, and cannot find thread...
by philip_la
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling questions
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Seedling questions

For the most part, my seedlings are b/w 4 and 8 true leaves... Firstly, is it typical to have a variety of thorniness on O.P. species roses when seedling are immature, and does that typically change as they grow? I have a bunch of (presumably) woodsii (arizonica or fendlerii) some of which have a go...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Carefree Copper pollen
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Carefree Copper pollen

Thanks, Larry. You had generously shared a cutting of Orange Surprise with me several years ago. I lost it when I became somewhat bedridden from a back injury and unable to get out to tend my plants during a drought. I had grown to like it despite its susceptibility to mildew, but didn't get around ...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Spring Observations
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Spring Observations

Joe, the pedigree of Dakota's Song sounds intriguing (I am wanting more Buck in my own stock!) and it looks rather attractive. (But where in the Dickens did its grandparent Golden Unicorn get the yellow tones from?) Have you worked with D.S.? Is anyone growing it in warmer climates?
by philip_la
Sun May 27, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Carefree Copper pollen
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Carefree Copper pollen

Larry, I know you have often spoke of -- and offered pollen from -- this rose in the past, and I am sure I have seen it in a photo before, but I'm curious if you have photos on the forum somewhere. Am I correct in recalling this is one of the parents of Orange Surprise? Thanks. (I'm asking out of ac...
by philip_la
Sun May 27, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2018 Chelsea - New Harkness This Morning Rose (hulthemia?) Intro Shown at Chelsea
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: 2018 Chelsea - New Harkness This Morning Rose (hulthemia?) Intro Shown at Chelsea

https://www.tv3.ie/xpose/article/entert ... Willoughby

It's not a given that this will be introduced. I don't know that it is an improvement on Harkness' other hulthemias -- none of which I have grown.
by philip_la
Fri May 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First Impression x R.virginiana
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: First Impression x R.virginiana

Joe, do I recognize FIV13 as one of the showy seedlings in a video you posted some time back, driving through your fields on a golf cart? That looked like a very attractive plant in the video, and is gorgeous in the photo.
by philip_la
Mon May 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: "Propagation of Rose (Rosa Hybrida L.) Under Tissue Culture Technique"
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: "Propagation of Rose (Rosa Hybrida L.) Under Tissue Culture Technique"

How realistic (or not) is it for a layman to attempt tissue culture at home? I've often thought it might be a good method for those interested in chromosome doubling for established plants, and have even wondered if there is any potential to overcome sterility issues with some cultivars in tinkering...
by philip_la
Mon May 14, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Priairie Peace Seedling
Replies: 28
Views: 2597

Re: Priairie Peace Seedling

That's a pretty impressive beast -- I rather like it. How big is the blossom? I'm assuming that is, alas, a bit of a suckerer...
Dunno why, but it reminds me a little of a photo I once saw of R. hirtula,
by philip_la
Thu May 10, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Root sports
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Root sports

I was wondering the same, Joe. I had a plant of Limoncello die to the ground during a drought/heatwave, only to return from the roots a year later. The first to emerge was a micro-mini (I called it Limoncellini) but other root parts soon followed and overshadowed the micro-mini. I tried to save the ...
by philip_la
Thu May 10, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: purple lodge/palais biron
Replies: 0
Views: 111

purple lodge/palais biron

Wondering if anyone has any experience with this one. I was thrilled (and perplexed) to find my local grocery store selling this (from Certified) mislabeled as Angel Face. (As far as I know, only Ludwigs has rights to distribute Purple Lodge, though i'm not sure that they are doing so this year.) At...
by philip_la
Wed May 09, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Canina Chromosome pairing
Replies: 23
Views: 594

Re: Canina Chromosome pairing

Karl, perhaps a dumb question, but I noticed in both the laevigata thread and in this one that you apparently attribute seedling mortality in some wider crosses to the plants foundation, as evidenced by your suggestions of rootstocks for said seedlings. Is that accurate? Why the supposition that gra...
by philip_la
Wed May 09, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What about laevigata?
Replies: 33
Views: 1379

Re: What about laevigata?

Simon, those are pretty interesting, though folks are certainly discouraging me from attempting to hybridize with this one. I've been traveling, and saw a good number of Cherokee brambles in bloom along the roads of East Texas this week. Wasn't really able to stop along highways to attempt to find l...
by philip_la
Fri May 04, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What about laevigata?
Replies: 33
Views: 1379

Re: What about laevigata?

Well, I feel silly. I didn't realize there was a page 2 when I posted my reply to something I saw on page 1. (Sorry Kim for my speculative post on what you already verified.) Kim, as for a pairing, have you tried with any of the yellow tea noisettes? (e.g. any of the Reve d'Or lineage, or Crepuscule...
by philip_la
Thu May 03, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Canina Chromosome pairing
Replies: 23
Views: 594

Re: Canina Chromosome pairing

Well, I'm not the one to give any sort of educated reply, but it *is* well after midnight in much of the states, and on a weeknight, so I would give it a little more time! LOL. I'm looking forward to the scholastic replies too. ;-) I've been enjoying the info you've been sharing on your work, Warren.