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by andre carl
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mercedes Gallart?
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: Mercedes Gallart?

Don, I would like to one day get my hands on Aloha and grow it right by Mercedes Gallart just so I can see what they have in common. I am very interested in seeing what traits were transferred from MG onto Aloha. Just for curiosity's sake. I like to grow a lot of my parents and offspring/sports toge...
by andre carl
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mercedes Gallart?
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: Mercedes Gallart?

Don, I went home for lunch so I decided to check out the scent. My sniffer is not the best, but I would say the scent reminded me faintly of lily of the valley with hints of fruitiness I just couldn't place (maybe apple). It is definitely not overpowering and lies somewhere between light and moderat...
by andre carl
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mercedes Gallart?
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: Mercedes Gallart?

I do grow Mercedes Gallart and have used it. I like MG because her leaves are extremely glossy and it has great vigor. MG does pretty well in Iowa if given winter protection. Last year was extremely harsh and it did better than many of my other climbers. MG likes to bloom a lot, the blooms last a de...
by andre carl
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hip set on cluster flowered roses
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Hip set on cluster flowered roses

I've never noticed a difference when I pollinate entire clusters. I have pollinated clusters with different pollens varieties and clusters with only one pollen variety. If the parent is willing they should all set equally.
by andre carl
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Gallica X Spinosissiman or Moss X Spinosissima
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: Gallica X Spinosissiman or Moss X Spinosissima

One of the reasons I try crosses out on potential seed parents is that I have had many varieties that just will not set an op but take every pollen I put on them (self-sterility) but I also have several varieties that will set OP hips with abandon, but not except anything I put on it. So instead of ...
by andre carl
Fri May 30, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Gallica X Spinosissiman or Moss X Spinosissima
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: Gallica X Spinosissiman or Moss X Spinosissima

I went ahead and made 15 crosses with Charles de Mills last night. Since this is the first time Charles de Mills has bloomed for me I really don't know what will take so I am just throwing everything I have at it. I used the following: Comtesse du Cayla*, R. fedtschenkoana, DLFED 3, DLFED 4, Carlin'...
by andre carl
Thu May 29, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Gallica X Spinosissiman or Moss X Spinosissima
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: Gallica X Spinosissiman or Moss X Spinosissima

[quote="pgeurts"]Just curious, why aren’t you considering crosses with repeat blooming plants? I understand wanting to create a hardier Gallica and or Moss, but what if you crossed them with an Explorer or other pretty hardy repeat blooming plant instead of the Spinosissima? And crossed the Spinosis...
by andre carl
Thu May 29, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Gallica X Spinosissiman or Moss X Spinosissima
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Gallica X Spinosissiman or Moss X Spinosissima

Anyone try crosses like these?

I've got several candidates for the gallica/moss parents (would be seed) and then I would use pollen from R. spinosissima andrewsii as the spin pollen. Might come up with something interesting if they take and germinate.
by andre carl
Thu May 29, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First of the 2014 crosses
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: First of the 2014 crosses

I finally started pollinating - and I still have about 80% to prune yet and about 25 to get the leaves out from around them. I have only been able to use my r. spinosissima andrewsii https://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.41400.2 as the seed parent. The plant is still on the small side but I real...
by andre carl
Fri May 23, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Purples
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: Purples

Very nice. I'm not surprised about the low thorn count. Many of the OP seedlings from Ebb Tide, Blueberry Hill, Night Owl, Midnight Blue, The 777 Rose and Route 66 I have grown are virtually thornless. The most thorny ones I have from these are only moderately thorny - even when crossed with very th...
by andre carl
Fri May 16, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: American Rose Trials for Sustainability- Call to Enter
Replies: 12
Views: 1892

Re: American Rose Trials for Sustainability- Call to Enter

I have nothing too substantial to add to this conversation except my belief that trials like this are important and need our support. The reason I support these types of trials are because a designation of an award - whether its AARS, A.R.T.S., ADRS, or what have you – pushes a consumer to make a de...
by andre carl
Mon May 12, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Ruffles
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: Ruffles

This is pretty exciting to me, What a brave new world we live in! It looks like the bloom form of roses might be headed the way that dahlias and mums went generations ago - now that we are keeping the new forms and not culling them just because they do not fit the high-centered exhibition look. I re...
by andre carl
Tue May 06, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I Told Myself I could Quit but...
Replies: 5
Views: 920

I Told Myself I could Quit but...

For the past several weeks I have ran into sale after sale of the pre-packaged roses at several big box stores on. Each time I tell myself I'll just pick up one or two but usually end up with 5 or 6. I also tell myself these would be the last ones I pick up - I'll be back next week. I really need to...
by andre carl
Mon May 05, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Older Winners as Pollen Parents
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: Older Winners as Pollen Parents

I love using the classics and combining them with the newest ones. My favorite rose, Crimson Glory, I imagine can probably be found in 80% of the HTs and Fls bred after 1935. So it probably can be accurately claimed that CG was overused. But, I think that because some of the forms, colors, disease r...
by andre carl
Mon May 05, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Has anyone seen galls on Thrive?
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Has anyone seen galls on Thrive?

I noticed galls on my Thrive! this year too. I was actually shocked about it because I have never had galls on any of my roses before. I only discovered it because I was repotting the plant into a larger nursery pot. There were about 5 of them and one was actually quite large (about the size of a ba...
by andre carl
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mama is Zorina, can you guess the papa?
Replies: 14
Views: 2098

Re: Mama is Zorina, can you guess the papa?

Nice color! This is a tough one. I can probably guess what it is NOT more than I can guess what it is. If it is that yellow and it retains the color for any length of time I will say it cannot be Rise 'n' Shine as one usually gets creams, whites and light yellows that fades to cream or white in the ...
by andre carl
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mama is Zorina, can you guess the papa?
Replies: 14
Views: 2098

Re: Mama is Zorina, can you guess the papa?

This is fun. Based on what you have given us so far, I would guess Aloha.
by andre carl
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First blooms on one yr old Prairie peace seedlings
Replies: 16
Views: 2760

Re: First blooms on one yr old Prairie peace seedlings

I tested some seedlings for winter hardiness last year for Jackie. I live in Des Moines, IA (zone 5b). We suffered from those polar vortexes that was all the rage this year. Compared to the last 2 winters where it was mild and hardly even got in the single digits, it was the perfect winter to test f...
by andre carl
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. webbiana microphylla
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: R. webbiana microphylla

cool! I just read the article mentioned by Warren - "Chromosome studies and evolution in Rosa" by G. D. Rowley - and it actually made a lot of sense to me. I think I know what a bivalent is now.
by andre carl
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. webbiana microphylla
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: R. webbiana microphylla

I came across it several years ago on hmf and when I was updating my wish list yesterday it triggered my memory. I think 2 years ago I went through most of the species roses listed on hmf and selected the top 20 or so to try and obtain. A few others that are hard to get - R. alabukensis, R. ecae, an...