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by AquaEyes
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rebloomers genes
Replies: 20
Views: 2943

Re: Rebloomers genes

As I'm reading about Rugosas, I'm wondering if anyone has tried crossing it with R. blanda. They're both diploid, and that might mean getting repeat bloom in the F2. And maybe it'll also cut back on the prickles.

Not really related, but just popped into my head.

:-)

~Christopher
by AquaEyes
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Alternate source for repeat bloom
Replies: 28
Views: 2682

Re: Alternate source for repeat bloom

I just thought of another possibility. Look at 'Blue Mist'. It is a particular seedling from a batch of "Angel Wings Miniature Rose Seeds" that Ralph Moore grew to see if there was anything in them worth mining. I grew it, and it's basically a dwarf reblooming Multiflora -- if there ever was China i...
by AquaEyes
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Alternate source for repeat bloom
Replies: 28
Views: 2682

Re: Alternate source for repeat bloom

Oh, and maybe look at 'Rose d'Orsay' -- HMF says "once-blooming" but from what I've heard from someone who has it, it either "repeats" or has a two-month-long bloom period. Rob Byrnes has it.

:-)

~Christopher
by AquaEyes
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Alternate source for repeat bloom
Replies: 28
Views: 2682

Re: Alternate source for repeat bloom

Is R. moschata hardy for you? It starts blooming later, but keeps going until frost. Perhaps that crossed with something cold-hardy, then selfed, would give something that would work. Along those lines is the R. moschata seedling 'Reverend Seidel', with 'The Garland' as its presumed pollen parent. I...
by AquaEyes
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Rosette Disease
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Rose Rosette Disease

Infection rates out in the open are so random -- you might not be aware of where a wind break causes mites to drop in your garden. And that's just getting the mites on the rose -- to spread the infection, the mites would have have fed recently on an infected rose, then get blown into your garden. To...
by AquaEyes
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Rosette Disease
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Rose Rosette Disease

I work in a public rose garden, and I'm always on the lookout for any RRD symptoms. Among those I've found infected is 'American Pillar', which has R. setigera as a grandparent. Apparently, when I found it wasn't the first time -- several of this rose have been removed and replanted over the years. ...
by AquaEyes
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?
Replies: 21
Views: 1297

Re: Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?

'Micrugosa' is at my job -- Colonial Park's Rudolf van der Goot Rose Garden, in Somerset, NJ. I didn't dead-head it at all, and it's covered with hips.

:-)

~Christopher
by AquaEyes
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers
Replies: 55
Views: 3072

Re: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers

[quote=jbergeson post_id=69356 time=1550592218 user_id=1191] I have Ross Rambler and Ross Rambler #4. Both get some pretty funky spots later in the summer, but are insanely hardy. Both set hips, but are hard to pollinate. I think it's RR4 that impresses me as a potential tree rose for cold climates....
by AquaEyes
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers
Replies: 55
Views: 3072

Re: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers

I don't have much to add to this discussion other than the question I had after reading it -- has anyone tried using 'Ross Rambler' or its descendants? It just popped into my head, and I'm neither hybridizing nor living in an extremely cold climate (7a here). http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2...
by AquaEyes
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rebloom
Replies: 23
Views: 1228

Re: Rebloom

Oh, and one other thing -- there's something different about how Chinas, Teas, Noisettes, and Polyanthas rebloom. I think there's an "additional factor" that results in new growth from below a bloom cluster to "need" fewer nodes to initiate a new bloom at the end. My other reblooming old roses seem ...
by AquaEyes
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rebloom
Replies: 23
Views: 1228

Re: Rebloom

As an outsider who reads obsessively but hasn't actually done my own hybridizations, I have some thoughts. Please feel free to correct any based on your own personal experiences. 1) Garden roses are, overwhelmingly, hybrids involving multiple species, which don't necessarily bloom at the same times....
by AquaEyes
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: On striped roses...
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: On striped roses...

Just to be nerdy, I do know that there's a seed-strain of yellow/white Four O'Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa), but I haven't seen anything like that in roses.

https://www.selectseeds.com/evening-sce ... seeds.aspx

:-)

~Christopher
by AquaEyes
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Park's Yellow Tea Scented China (Siji Danhuang Xiangshui Yueji)
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Park's Yellow Tea Scented China (Siji Danhuang Xiangshui Yueji)

I'm not sure exactly where this tidbit fits in, but some people think the large once-blooming false "Park's Yellow" currently in circulation may be 'Fee Opale', a seedling of 'Fortune's Double Yellow'. If so, that it falls within the Ancient China Cluster would make sense, if that cluster also conta...
by AquaEyes
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Suckers Available
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Suckers Available

If you have suckers of OGRs, I'll happily pay postage to get them to me. I'm putting together a collection at a 19th Century cemetery on 50 acres just down the street from me. Suckering once-blooming OGRs are going to be planted in pockets between headstones, and later mixed beds will be put togethe...
by AquaEyes
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hybrid Musk Kathleen
Replies: 37
Views: 5299

Re: Hybrid Musk Kathleen

I suppose evidence of R. moschata ancestry in 'Trier' is the yellow coloration. From what I've noticed while searching roses extensively for other reasons, the only old Multifloras with yellow coloration have some Noisette ancestry. The yellow Teas derived from Noisettes were more yellow than 'Parks...
by AquaEyes
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Let's Talk About Turbinatas
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Let's Talk About Turbinatas

The "Moss" class is my personal pet peeve -- it shouldn't be a class. But, since it is, I'm glad there is a distinction between the old and Modern Mosses. The Moss class is defined by a single trait -- having moss. That trait can be transmitted by breeding into other classes. If we have a class defi...
by AquaEyes
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Let's Talk About Turbinatas
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Let's Talk About Turbinatas

I know just a little, but it might help. "Turbinata" refers to the shape of the receptacles, and this term is often used interchangeably with both "Francofurtana" and "Agatha/Agathe" in books I've read. HelpMeFind has "Turbinata" and "Agatha/Agathe" as separate OGR classes. Some roses are tagged as ...
by AquaEyes
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Erinnerung an (souvenir de) Brod?
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: Erinnerung an (souvenir de) Brod?

On HelpMeFind, all the descendants listed for the rose have it as the seed-parent, so it's at least fertile that way. There is a listing for OP seedlings, which MAY be self-set.

http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/pl.php?n ... lstTyp=256

:-)

~Christopher
by AquaEyes
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Favorite Miniatures
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Favorite Miniatures

Kim shared his mini with the 'Lady Roberts'-looking buds with me. I nicknamed it 'Baby Roberts', and it's definitely a cute little thing. Without dead-heading, it did set hips, but I didn't harvest any seeds.

:-)

~Christopher
by AquaEyes
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hybrid Musk Kathleen
Replies: 37
Views: 5299

Re: Hybrid Musk Kathleen

That's a fascinating idea, but when I mentioned the alkalinity issue, I was thinking about an incentive for west-coast US hybridizers to give it a go. Here in NJ, the native soil is acidic red clay, so alkalinity-aversion isn't an issue. For me personally, it's the idea of making "Polyanthas" with t...