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by philip_la
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Star Roses won seven out of 11 most sustainable, hardy, pest-resistant
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Star Roses won seven out of 11 most sustainable, hardy, pest-resistant

I wish I thought OsH Smothie would be a little more heat and sun tolerant. That's very nice plant, and its encouraging for me to see a thornless mauve-ish rose derived from setigera, (though I'm guessing the R.s. has little to nothing to do with the coloring). Have you gotten promising results using...
by philip_la
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit
Replies: 53
Views: 1794

Re: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit

I know several breeders were experimenting with R. tunquinenses, R. clinophylla, and R. sinowilsonii, to name a few other species. Can folks report on their findings/results? I cannot help but the the Synstylae in general hold a lot of untapped potential. (Don't ask me why...) Joe, I didn't realize ...
by philip_la
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Star Roses won seven out of 11 most sustainable, hardy, pest-resistant
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Star Roses won seven out of 11 most sustainable, hardy, pest-resistant

And here are the rest: http://www.nurserymag.com/article/american-rose-trials-sustainability-awards/ Lots of variations on the Radler roses. Interesting to see that Limoncello made the cut. It's exceedingly floriferous, and a very nice rose, but when stressed in my prior garden, it was moderately pr...
by philip_la
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit
Replies: 53
Views: 1794

Re: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit

I'll just go ahead and tag you, Karl, as that pin-wielding balloon popper. ;-)
I have Veilchenblau, but evidently, I should have gotten Violette instead. Have yet to have the opportunity to use Vb. (it isn't mature enough yet.) Same goes for EaB which I just acquired this spring in a trade.
by philip_la
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit
Replies: 53
Views: 1794

Under-utilized species you feel might have merit

Years ago, I started a similar thread, but cannot find it. In a recent thread, it was suggested that as amateur breeders, we might leave the biggest marks on rosedom(?) by introducing new genes into the pot, rather than playing numbers games and stirring the existing pot. To that end, what are other...
by philip_la
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard

"Domestically (USA) I think the classical work that Joe Bergeson has been doing will be foundational and, likewise in Austrialia, that of Warren Millington."

Agreed. I wish this forum had a simple "thumbs up" button. ;-)
by philip_la
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard

I hear you, Don. When I mentioned the maintaining of some of those seedlings as future breeding stock, I was actually wondering if, and to what extent, Weeks might be in the long-term investment game-plan, or to what extent the market and shareholders demand for more immediate results precluded such...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Remontancy
Replies: 24
Views: 1305

Re: Remontancy

If it were easy... I think you are taking the route that ultimately may lead to success. "Stirring the pot" offers little to those of us without the means to grow massive numbers of seedlings, I would think, and the harder paths will probably offer the best rewards. I'm far enough south to have no c...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: -Rising-Star-Awardee-Christian-Bedard

"Under Christian’s direction, each year about 40-45,000 flowers are hand-pollinated at Weeks Roses Research in Pomona, California, to produce around 250,000 seeds. Private trials are conducted in Tennessee, Washington, New York, Ohio and California. In these locations the seedlings are thoroughly te...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Diploidy or not diploidy. That is the question...
Replies: 63
Views: 7242

Re: Diploidy or not diploidy. That is the question...

In view of a recent post, I thought I might just bring this old thread back to the surface.
by philip_la
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: On striped roses...
Replies: 7
Views: 372

On striped roses...

I haven't worked with stripes before this year, and had some questions: When crossing a stripe with a non-stripe modern hybrid, what is the expected approximate percentage of striped offspring? (I know this has been addressed in the past, but I seem to recall multiple answers, and cannot find thread...
by philip_la
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling questions
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Seedling questions

For the most part, my seedlings are b/w 4 and 8 true leaves... Firstly, is it typical to have a variety of thorniness on O.P. species roses when seedling are immature, and does that typically change as they grow? I have a bunch of (presumably) woodsii (arizonica or fendlerii) some of which have a go...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Carefree Copper pollen
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Carefree Copper pollen

Thanks, Larry. You had generously shared a cutting of Orange Surprise with me several years ago. I lost it when I became somewhat bedridden from a back injury and unable to get out to tend my plants during a drought. I had grown to like it despite its susceptibility to mildew, but didn't get around ...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Spring Observations
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Spring Observations

Joe, the pedigree of Dakota's Song sounds intriguing (I am wanting more Buck in my own stock!) and it looks rather attractive. (But where in the Dickens did its grandparent Golden Unicorn get the yellow tones from?) Have you worked with D.S.? Is anyone growing it in warmer climates?
by philip_la
Sun May 27, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Carefree Copper pollen
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Carefree Copper pollen

Larry, I know you have often spoke of -- and offered pollen from -- this rose in the past, and I am sure I have seen it in a photo before, but I'm curious if you have photos on the forum somewhere. Am I correct in recalling this is one of the parents of Orange Surprise? Thanks. (I'm asking out of ac...
by philip_la
Sun May 27, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2018 Chelsea - New Harkness This Morning Rose (hulthemia?) Intro Shown at Chelsea
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: 2018 Chelsea - New Harkness This Morning Rose (hulthemia?) Intro Shown at Chelsea

https://www.tv3.ie/xpose/article/entert ... Willoughby

It's not a given that this will be introduced. I don't know that it is an improvement on Harkness' other hulthemias -- none of which I have grown.
by philip_la
Fri May 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First Impression x R.virginiana
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: First Impression x R.virginiana

Joe, do I recognize FIV13 as one of the showy seedlings in a video you posted some time back, driving through your fields on a golf cart? That looked like a very attractive plant in the video, and is gorgeous in the photo.
by philip_la
Mon May 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: "Propagation of Rose (Rosa Hybrida L.) Under Tissue Culture Technique"
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: "Propagation of Rose (Rosa Hybrida L.) Under Tissue Culture Technique"

How realistic (or not) is it for a layman to attempt tissue culture at home? I've often thought it might be a good method for those interested in chromosome doubling for established plants, and have even wondered if there is any potential to overcome sterility issues with some cultivars in tinkering...
by philip_la
Mon May 14, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Priairie Peace Seedling
Replies: 28
Views: 2816

Re: Priairie Peace Seedling

That's a pretty impressive beast -- I rather like it. How big is the blossom? I'm assuming that is, alas, a bit of a suckerer...
Dunno why, but it reminds me a little of a photo I once saw of R. hirtula,