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by semiplenus
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Suitability question
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Suitability question

Souvenir de la Malmaison has been a successful pollen parent to some nice offspring. Gertrude Jekyll was not a successful parent for David Austin, its creator, so I imagine it probably would not be for others. The others of his creation are a bit too new to know how they would be as parents.
by semiplenus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: american-native-roses
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: american-native-roses

Thanks Henry. Reminds one why species can be so useful...
by semiplenus
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Erinnerung an (souvenir de) Brod?
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: Erinnerung an (souvenir de) Brod?

While I'm on this, I want to mention a couple of items that came up while I was googling for info on 'Erinnerung an Brod'. Shrub roses of today (1963) Page 134 Gordon D. Rowley  Erinnerung an Brod. Geschwind, 1886. 'Souvenir de Brod.' Brod is a town in Bosnia. Supposed to be a hybrid between R. rub...
by semiplenus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Varying Germination with Differing Pollen Parents
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: Varying Germination with Differing Pollen Parents

John Cook, who gave us 'Radiance', acted on this principle. In 1905 he wrote, "As the pollen sometimes is very scarce, it is better to put it only on two, or three pistils, repeating the operation the following day." And in 1906 commented, "It took twenty flowers of the Marechal Niel to produce eno...
by semiplenus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Varying Germination with Differing Pollen Parents
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: Varying Germination with Differing Pollen Parents

The saga of Darlow's Enigma continues. I don't know if you've read the posts from earlier this winter in which I bemoaned my low germ percentages from DE. Jim was kind enough to send me some open pollinated hips from his plant, and I was hoping that I'd have better luck because maybe mine had been ...
by semiplenus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Varying Germination with Differing Pollen Parents
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: Varying Germination with Differing Pollen Parents

I cannot speak as to why, but I had read that mutabilis pollen is frequently quite cooperative, and often can be used to pollinate some otherwise unwilling mothers. I have some setigera x mutabilis seedlings growing now, but R.setigera is usually selective of other synstyllae, reportedly. I was abl...
by semiplenus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Varying Germination with Differing Pollen Parents
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: Varying Germination with Differing Pollen Parents

How many seeds did you get per hip? Larry & Karl - Thanks for your responses. Apparently Darlow's Enigma is not a prodigious producer of seeds per hip, but does set very small hips easily. Generally I could depend on about ~4 seeds per hip and the general count was not different between Mutabilis, ...
by semiplenus
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Varying Germination with Differing Pollen Parents
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Varying Germination with Differing Pollen Parents

Hello all, Last season I pollinated Darlow's Enigma with various parents and have experienced quite divergent germination rates. Does anyone have any thoughts as to what influence pollen parents have on germination might be? Here is a sampling of pollinations and corresponding results: x Mutabilis -...
by semiplenus
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Fritz Nobis
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Fritz Nobis

Confirmed, the rose is John Grooms, introduced 1993 by Peter Beales, parentage is Fritz Nobis x Compassion. I've put in a comment with HMF - hopefully they will update the parentage info.
by semiplenus
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Fritz Nobis
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Fritz Nobis

Dane,

I was reading in Peter Beales' book Classic Roses last night and apparently he raised a plant from it and introduced it to commerce. I'll have to take another look for the name. I do recall that FN was the female parent.
by semiplenus
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit
Replies: 62
Views: 3851

Re: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit

Three species I am intrigued with and don't know much about are R. blanda, R. gymnocarpa, and R. webbiana microphylla. First 2 I can find commercially in the U.S. but the last one is a bit difficult to locate here. Andre, I have some extra gymnocarpa that I collected in Plumas County, CA this past ...
by semiplenus
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: help with i,d.?
Replies: 17
Views: 303

Re: help with i,d.?

It's definitely not 'The Countryman'. Very difficult without the stems and foliage. I can see a bit of the foliage peeking out and it's no match for 'The Countryman' which is very, very matte with a reddish edge to the lighter green new leaves. This has quite a bit more gloss on it than you would en...
by semiplenus
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses
Replies: 42
Views: 4549

Re: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses

If you study Austin's roses (and their descendants by others) carefully, you will notice patterns with some of the frequently used older roses that result in seedlings in the yellow-orange range. If you are looking for better-than-average (compared to the usual, older English Roses') disease resista...
by semiplenus
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Newbie(ish) question
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Newbie(ish) question

FWIW, I've always preferred matte leaves with a little texture to glossy leaves. Shiny reminds somehow of plastic, which is an association I don't really want when it comes to plants. Regarding leaf color, like others here I tend to prefer medium green to dark green. I prefer light green to bronze n...
by semiplenus
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Darlow's enigma
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Darlow's enigma

I've grown Darlow's Enigma for a few seasons now and it is about as healthy as it gets here in Southern California, growing in partial shade. I don't know R. multiflora except from pictures, so I can't offer much in the way of comparison. The below link intrigued me in terms of its ability to genera...
by semiplenus
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Erinnerung an (souvenir de) Brod?
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: Erinnerung an (souvenir de) Brod?

I've had EaB one season and it is still pretty small - about 3-4 feet against a partly shaded wall, about 4 pencil-width or smaller whip-like, finely prickled canes, matte foliage (my preference). Hoping for blooms this year. I'm in 10a, southern California - so far, pretty good growth. A tiny bit o...
by semiplenus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Source for Joycie (Moore)
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Source for Joycie (Moore)

Email Burling Leong at BurlingtonRoses@aol.com. She may be one of the few sources left on the planet. It's a tender rose, mine survived seven zone 5B winters in a shed but I lost them last winter. Well worth the effort to keep alive although the F1's have been relatively weak growers. It does pass ...
by semiplenus
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Source for Joycie (Moore)
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Source for Joycie (Moore)

@ Don: I had reached out to Burling prior to the OP, hoping that she would have stock, but she said she had none. I followed up with her today to see if she knows of any other sources. Thank you for the suggestion. @Kim: That's a very nice offer of you. Coincidentally, I have been looking at Basye's...