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by MidAtlas
Mon May 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. davidii
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: R. davidii

I noticed that some of the R. davurica photos on HMF appear to be misidentified, and others are at least questionable--those with obvious R. rugosa characteristics might just be R. x kamtschatica. The straight species as I know it (I'm familiar with one directly wild-collected clone) is upright and ...
by MidAtlas
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. davidii
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: R. davidii

R. davurica might be a closer match to this FF material. I would agree that these growing season photos don't look much like any of the North American species.
by MidAtlas
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. davidii
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: R. davidii

Where I work, I had ordered a plant of R. davidii from a nursery (not Forestfarm, but another Pacific NW nursery, so there's a good chance these are the same clone), and determined soon after receipt that it was misidentified. I tentatively determined the plant as R. virginiana, but have not taken a...
by MidAtlas
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit
Replies: 62
Views: 4116

Re: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit

Karl, wouldn't it just be easier to freeze pollen and pollinate when the mother is blooming naturally? That would be a heck of an effort when the alternative is so much easier and more space-efficient! Whatever its exact parentage was, I once had a plant of 'Letizia Bianca' and it didn't do much for...
by MidAtlas
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers
Replies: 55
Views: 1713

Re: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers

Hi Karl, I think it's fair enough to offer my experience, for whatever it's worth; most people growing various species roses won't likely have the benefit of knowing their clones' specific provenance, after all. The clone of pure R. setigera that I am most familiar with (although I have seen others ...
by MidAtlas
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers
Replies: 55
Views: 1713

Re: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers

First, I want to apologize for not being able to use the built-in quote function, or italics, or any of the other text controls; for some reason all I get is code mixed in with my text when I try to use it. philip_la wrote, "I don't know if R. maximowicziana has the same inclination for RRD as the m...
by MidAtlas
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: help with i,d.?
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: help with i,d.?

I agree with David about asking at the store, just in case. I would really get those photos over to the Houzz forums to see if those collective eyes can't help ID this, though. And in the meantime, ready your best pick-axes, ice augers, etc. If the temperature is warm enough, maybe plain cold water ...
by MidAtlas
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: help with i,d.?
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: help with i,d.?

Hmm. Still dancing around Austins, maybe take a look at The Countryman ('AUSman'); that one would potentially display this combination of traits, and would be an older Austin, too. The background ('AUSmound'/Lilian Austin x 'Comte de Chambord') is different from some other Austins, and could help ex...
by MidAtlas
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: help with i,d.?
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: help with i,d.?

It's definitely not definitive! There are certainly other options out there, like old Boerner floribundas with surprisingly old-fashioned flower forms. How wide are the flowers, would you say?
by MidAtlas
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers
Replies: 55
Views: 1713

Re: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers

'Applejack' is usually cane hardy in zone 4. How far it can be diluted without great loss of cane hardiness probably depends quite a bit upon what it's mated with, but a lot of Buck's roses were probably a good several generations removed from it and frankly show precious little of its influence. Ev...
by MidAtlas
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: help with i,d.?
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: help with i,d.?

Can you characterize the fragrance in more detail? It looks much like an Austin--I was going to suggest 'AUSrimini' (Strawberry Hill) but then had to stop myself, because there are so many vaguely similar-looking Austins in that same vein. When dealing with an unknown Austin, the foliage, prickles a...
by MidAtlas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers
Replies: 55
Views: 1713

Re: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers

That's a pretty interesting background, maybe not quite as good as having "Hybrida" itself, but almost 'Ames 5'-like in a way--it will really be good to see if that one shows any signs of fertility, and I'm curious how much hardiness it will show there. R. majalis is often only listed to zone 4, but...
by MidAtlas
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers
Replies: 55
Views: 1713

Re: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers

Riku, I missed seeing your mention of Gertrude Jekyll and thought it was interesting that you had some luck with that one, while for me it had hardiness trouble where 'Baronne Prevost' fared much better. 'Comte de Chambord' was also less successful than BP, but it was more badly affected by disease,...
by MidAtlas
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers
Replies: 55
Views: 1713

Re: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers

I love 'Ross Rambler' and the sweet scent of its flowers (in contrast to superficially similar R. laxa), but have had similar problems getting it to accept applied foreign pollen even though OP hips set with ease. I can't quite remember now, but I might also have had trouble getting good pollen from...
by MidAtlas
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers
Replies: 55
Views: 1713

Re: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers

Sorry Riku, I don't know why I was thinking that 'Ardoisee de Lyon' was the HP parent of 'Soleil d'Or'--that certainly colored my thinking about the potential hardiness contribution of R. foetida in that case, but it's really 'Antoine Ducher', which may well be more tender (I have never grown it). I...
by MidAtlas
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers
Replies: 55
Views: 1713

Re: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers

Hey Riku, yes, I do remember that SdO experiment you conducted (impressive you were able to keep it alive so long, actually, since it blackspots upon exposure to air and defoliates 20 seconds later), but I'm just not so sure that it has significantly improved winter hardiness over its HP parent, 'Ar...
by MidAtlas
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers
Replies: 55
Views: 1713

Re: Hardy, Everblooming Climbers

Speaking of data points, an exploratory cross that I made a number of years ago might be useful as a caution when considering the proposed average hardiness rule of thumb and R. foetida or its close descendants, specifically; that was 'AUScot' (Abraham Darby) pollinated by 'Harison's Yellow'. Only o...
by MidAtlas
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Disease? recognize these spots?
Replies: 11
Views: 133

Re: Disease? recognize these spots?

"Rose slugs" aren't actually slugs, mind you, despite the name--they're actually sawfly larvae, and as far as I know are not attracted to nor affected by Sluggo (which is a specific killer bait for actual slugs, and has no effect on insects like these). You can see them as mostly green, curled up ca...
by MidAtlas
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Some ploidy questions
Replies: 26
Views: 609

Re: Some ploidy questions

I'd personally love to see an oddball triploid hybrid like 'Agnes' doubled, then its hexaploid form used to pollinate diploid rugosa cultivars and probably assorted other diploids. It's amazing how perfectly healthy 'Agnes' is, given its background (even here in what seems to be the epicenter of all...
by MidAtlas
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 35
Views: 1705

Re: Variegated roses?

Speaking of potential, that's going to be one to watch, David! The variegation doesn't look too much like that of R. lucieae 'Curiosity' to my eyes, but it does look like a pretty stable quasi-marginal distribution pattern that will probably hold up to sun and heat, and the contrast may well intensi...