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by tsilvers
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...

Thanks Duane!
Years ago,I also had a seedling from 'Banshee' pollen on 'Fragrant Cloud' but it wasn't as vigorous and I never saw a bloom. But considering these two seedlings and Jonathan's, I think you should have a good shot at getting some offspring from your dabbing. Good luck!!!
by tsilvers
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy diploid seed parents
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: Easy diploid seed parents

I had blanda in bloom this Spring, so I've taken note of Johannes' experience and suggestions and used the pollen on some rugosas. 'Dart's Dash' didn't cooperate but rugosa alba and 'Moje Hammarburg' both have fat hips forming. 'Moje H' can't seem to hold all the seeds and is splitting down the side...
by tsilvers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...

Thanks David, Joe, Kim and Philip!!! Actually the foliage is what has caught my attention all along for this one. Now I just need to combine that with the right mate to tidy up the habit and hang a prettier flower on it. ;) How did fragrance come through the generations from 'Banshee'? Neither the '...
by tsilvers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)

Unfortunately, they are NOT as disease free as papa. But they're not nearly as bad as 'Cal Poly' either. I was hoping some dominant disease resistance genes would be passed down from the pollen parent but it seems like they're more intermediate in that regard. #2 seems to be the best for health. #1 ...
by tsilvers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 1888

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

Didn't figure it warranted a whole new thread so I'm adding this picture here. It's another of the native blend seedlings that I like.
It's once blooming and the flower is sort of small but is almost thornless and has a warm yellow tint especially in the center.
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by tsilvers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 11
Views: 284

'Banshee' for hybridizing...

The subject of ‘Banshee’ [or the various Banshee’s] and their possible usefulness in breeding, has come up in threads several times recently. Rather than highjack those threads, I figured I’d start a new one about that subject. Back around 1992, I used ‘Banshee’ pollen on ‘Bonica’. The seedlings wer...
by tsilvers
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Weird petal form
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Weird petal form

At first I thought these flowers had been damaged, but then noticed that they're all like this on this particular seedling. Like a single-flowered Fimbriata or Grootendorst??? Not was I was shooting for, but it's always fun to see what surprises will show up when seedlings first bloom. weird petal f...
by tsilvers
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 1888

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

Wish I'd had a flower of the virginiana pollen parent of "3/4 Native" to include too, but I thought a comparison picture of these might be fun anyway...
I didn't realize until they were side by side, that the seedling up top actually ended up darker than both parents.
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by tsilvers
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)

Thanks guys!
I'll try to get a picture that compares the foliage of the different seedlings. The foliage varied a lot too but at least two seedlings have some of that texture.
by tsilvers
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 1888

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

That's good to know, Kim. With all the disease pressure we have here that's one thing I hardly ever see - rust. I think I may have noticed my first single lesion of it a week ago. And I mean first time EVER, that I've seen it. ;) I wasn't even sure if it WAS rust or not, but it was orange and sure l...
by tsilvers
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 1888

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

Good point Kim, I just used Basye's Blueberry pollen on it instead. That way maybe I can get repeat bloom and preserve a lot of the native influence. Oh and by the way, I stand corrected. Previously in this thread, I’d said, “that reminds me… before Fragrant Cloud x carolina died from RRD, I did one...
by tsilvers
Sun May 31, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 1888

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

Thanks Kim! I figured that you, of all people, might appreciate seeing this, since you know very well firsthand how CG/Legacy/Thornless behaves as a parent. Now the question is, will this seedling produce any repeat bloomers in crosses with moderns? Guess I'll have to try some of its pollen on 'Wint...
by tsilvers
Sun May 31, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 1888

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

Well, that first bloom finally opened today...
not single after all, a little bigger and darker than 'Commander Gillette' too.
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I've always liked ones with red stigma pads. :)
by tsilvers
Fri May 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)

Thanks Kim and Joe! :)
Here's a far off picture of all three seedlings
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and some of #1 opening today
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Can't say I'm crazy about the color pattern but it's interesting to see such variety. Wish I'd gotten a much bigger population of these.
by tsilvers
Wed May 27, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)

And two more...
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by tsilvers
Wed May 27, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)

A few more pictures...
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by tsilvers
Wed May 27, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)

Regardless of the true identity of the plant I bought as davidii (maybe davurica? or something else), the F1 from its pollen on rugosa has been one of the healthiest roses I've grown here in Maryland. So several years ago, I used pollen of that F1 on the yellow miniature 'Cal Poly'. I got seven seed...
by tsilvers
Wed May 27, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 1888

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

“Murphy's law - single pink!” LOL, That’s definitely what I’d expect too, Joe. ;) But that double-flowered gene has already prevailed through two successive crosses to single species, so I’m crossing my fingers and hoping it’ll go another generation. Plazbo, I wouldn’t even pretend to know how these...
by tsilvers
Thu May 07, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 1888

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

'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native" has got a few buds, so if the predicted cold snap doesn't bother them Saturday morning, we should get to see what the blooms look like soon.
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