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by Hardy_
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Fall Newsletter
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

Re: Fall Newsletter

Just for the record, 7 mmol/L nitrates + 1% liquid smoke gave me good germination of arkansana after 13 months of intermittent stratification.
by Hardy_
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I am a new member.
Replies: 29
Views: 3789

Re: I am a new member.

Autumn Damask x Rosa rugosa Nice! I admire your patience in getting seed out of AD. It does look quite a lot like most of my AD seedlings do, despite none of them having a trace of rugosa. A bit brighter green, and a bit longer leaved, but the Damask look clearly wins out. Having read about how Des...
by Hardy_
Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I am a new member.
Replies: 29
Views: 3789

Re: I am a new member.

I can tell you a little about most of the older ones, but I haven't bred rugosas myself. I can't tell you which are most likely to produce reblooming offspring when crossed with rugosas, but some of the folks here who have bred rugosas might be able to address that issue. La Reine: Sets big hips (~2...
by Hardy_
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: So what's your magic number for days to harvest?
Replies: 17
Views: 2185

Re: So what's your magic number for days to harvest?

I am also processing and drying the seeds right away which I have never done before, but it sure is a much easier method and definitely easier on my fingers, doing it little by little. Last year was my first where foraging animals were a huge problem, and I harvested my first hips (based on color) ...
by Hardy_
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: An outstanding one
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: An outstanding one

Combining three cinnamon roses from Europe and different parts of Asia, with a bit of gallica, it seems like a good candidate for trying with any problematic cinnamomea. I hope it's available in the Americas one day.
by Hardy_
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Uneaten seeds, 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Uneaten seeds, 2015

Hi Paul, I only dabbled with the idea in a half-hearted way until this year, but the possibilities intrigue me enough to keep me trying. There are still about ten hips left from four different cinnamomea/francofurtana x damascena crosses, including on some allegedly self-infertile roses, and we'll s...
by Hardy_
Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Uneaten seeds, 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Uneaten seeds, 2015

Very short list this year, but at least there's something, and a few odds and ends still left unharvested. Mixed pollens used in most cases. Saint Nicholas x Stanwell, Duchesse de Rohan: 41 Saint Nicholas x Stanwell, "Dr. Peck's 12th Avenue Smoothie"/"Charles Lawson": 19 Saint Nicholas x Chapeau de ...
by Hardy_
Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: project: a reblooming alba?
Replies: 30
Views: 5683

Re: project: a reblooming alba?

Musk x gallica should not rebloom, therefore (Musk x gallica) x fedtschenkoana should not, therefore spinosissima x (Musk x gallica) x fedtschenkoana should not, therefore spinosissima x (spinosissima x (Musk x gallica) x fedtschenkoana), AKA Paula Vapelle, cannot possibly rebloom. That sequence run...
by Hardy_
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?

For those of us who have not grown both, or perhaps not either, could you elaborate? I plead ignorance about this rose beyond book larnin', and would love to hear your feelings about whether Banshee seems like a clone variant of Minette, or whether they seem more like siblings, half siblings, or wha...
by Hardy_
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Drought and rose breeding, San Francisco bay area
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Drought and rose breeding, San Francisco bay area

Unfortunately, pets aren't an option where I am, so I'll probably construct some cages to put around the little that's left, and start planning on moving next year. I can't leave the area, but I can retreat into more urban parts, where few varmints escape becoming road pizzas. Meanwhile, I may not h...
by Hardy_
Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?

Is the Minette of Europe not the same as the Banshee of North America? If so, this quote from Leonie Bell's old article may be relevant: "Mr. Wright then told how he'd tried to incorporate Banshee into his breeding program, without success, for when at all double, the offspring invariably balled." W...
by Hardy_
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Drought and rose breeding, San Francisco bay area
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Drought and rose breeding, San Francisco bay area

While farmers here are still guaranteed 40 inches of irrigation water a year as some sort of primordial right, even though very little of the state receives that in precipitation, the rest of us are not having a good time. Last year was pretty bad, and I saw my water bills sometimes exceed $300 a mo...
by Hardy_
Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My seeds this year
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: My seeds this year

I installed a pdf creator so here is a pdf of my spread sheet. I hope that Gloire de Guilan does good things for you. Autumn Damask has been a very good seed parent for me this year, if you don't mind the alternatives of OP or 0.4 seeds per pollination. Five out of 35 germinated in the fridge, and ...
by Hardy_
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Stanwell Perpetual
Replies: 50
Views: 8860

Re: Stanwell Perpetual

It has long puzzled me how 'Soleil d'Or' (HP x Persian Yellow) could rebloom so well, while 'Le Rêve' and 'Lawrence Johnston' (HT x Persian Yellow) do not. It is at least possible that rebloom in HPs, partially derived from the old autumnal Damasks, is of a different character than the perpetual bl...
by Hardy_
Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Stanwell Perpetual
Replies: 50
Views: 8860

Re: Stanwell Perpetual

jbergeson wrote:Pristine Pavement
Is PP presumed to have only rugosa-based rebloom?
by Hardy_
Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Stanwell Perpetual
Replies: 50
Views: 8860

Re: Stanwell Perpetual

Hardy, is there a specific pollen parent you want to try with SP? Have you thought about using SP pollen instead? I have used it's pollen about a half dozen times including on three different plants this year. I would have used SP as a pollen parent this year, but my plant was pretty small, and the...
by Hardy_
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Stanwell Perpetual
Replies: 50
Views: 8860

Re: Stanwell Perpetual

"Sorry, this HelpMeFind member chooses not accept private messages."

I'm not on Facebook, but hope that somebody manages to get some, it makes me nervous when a desirable rose is one plant away from unobtainability.
by Hardy_
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Stanwell Perpetual
Replies: 50
Views: 8860

Re: Stanwell Perpetual

Do you know if 'Paula Vapelle' is any more fertile than 'Stanwell Perpetual'? No. As far as I know, the only example ever imported to the Americas lives in a private collection in Washington state, and I don't know how to contact the owner. I'd be surprised if nobody in Europe is working with it, b...
by Hardy_
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Stanwell Perpetual
Replies: 50
Views: 8860

Re: Stanwell Perpetual

There are a few other spinosissimas with a little rebloom, even one (Haspina Rosella) as straightforward as spinosissima x self. Paula Vapelle also points to spinosissima rebloom-friendly tendencies of some sort, but I haven't heard that they bloom into winter, like my Stanwell's doing. Here's a tho...
by Hardy_
Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Interploidy crosses
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

Re: Interploidy crosses

I found the very low set rates for triploid x triploid and triploid x diploid crosses to be instructive. I hadn't knowingly tried any before, and those numbers don't make me want to try them in the future.