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by Plazbo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Roses to consider for breeding?
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Roses to consider for breeding?

It probably doesn't need saying but location and mileage may vary. Carefree Beauty frequently comes up in these sorts of things but is generally just gross for me in Australia. I know Warren (~700km/435miles inland from me) has said as much in the past and I believe has shovel pruned it and all seed...
by Plazbo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Agnes as parent?
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Agnes as parent?

Ive had floaters from rugosa alba germinate....but never had 100% floaters so mileage may vary.
by Plazbo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to know how many plants I need for breeding?
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: How to know how many plants I need for breeding?

As mentioned by others its going to vary by goals, location, available space, cost, etc.

The other variation is some roses produce 25+ seed a hip while others are lucky to produce 4.
by Plazbo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is this color prediction chart accurate (or useful)?
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Is this color prediction chart accurate (or useful)?

I'd say the chart is somewhat useful if you look at the percentages over 20% as there's obviously some general trend there that's occurred over a bunch of different roses. You just have accept that unexpected results can and do happen. As the chart shows though, if you're looking to maximise your re...
by Plazbo
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is this color prediction chart accurate (or useful)?
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Is this color prediction chart accurate (or useful)?

Originally created by Steve McCulloch I believe. It was the results the creator researched. So there's some value in that but results are likely to vary due to using different cultivars. Would pay more attention to the higher numbers than the lower numbers as the trend of what to expect. I mean the ...
by Plazbo
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Non-fading suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 685

Re: Non-fading suggestions

There's a rose here in Australia called Fearless. Its starts neon orange and darkens to a burnt orange rather fades. Its not seed fertile for me but the pollen seems to have some viability. Its colour is great but the plant is questionable at best. Granted doesnt seem like its available outside of A...
by Plazbo
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Why some crosses fail
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: Why some crosses fail

I have to conclude that TB has really strong self-incompatibility, and maybe will only cross with diploid equivalents for some reason. I know others are probably less fond of the self-incompatibility thing but I like it a lot, it's reassuring with liliums for example to know the cross you made is e...
by Plazbo
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show and Tell?
Replies: 25
Views: 1875

Re: Show and Tell?

There's also potentially golden touch (? aka Broadlands) which is a rugosa hybrid that apparently produces some fertile pollen. That may produce much more fertile children that can be breed amongst themeselves to see if the yellow can be strengthened.
by Plazbo
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show and Tell?
Replies: 25
Views: 1875

Re: Show and Tell?

I have a tell (it's dark and I haven't take a photo). I think maybe I've encountered my first stand out seedling in terms of health. It's a (Many Happy Returns X OP) X OP. Despite it's foliage being routinely wet all night (evening watering) and being the middle of "winter" it's remained completely ...
by Plazbo
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Grid for pollen measurement
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: Grid for pollen measurement

David says 400x towards the end of this thread

http://www.rosebreeders.org/forum/viewt ... 0&start=60
by Plazbo
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Grid for pollen measurement
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: Grid for pollen measurement

Thank you for this thread, I never realised it'd be so easy an inexpensive.
by Plazbo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy diploid seed parents
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: Easy diploid seed parents

I haven't raised enough rugosa to gauge that possibility yet but do have a quite a few seedlings this season. I have seen similar less than a year blooming from rubiginosa (lord penzance) seedlings though so maybe i'll encounter it with rugosa too. Rugosa x woodsii/blanda hybrids are something I'll ...
by Plazbo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy diploid seed parents
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: Easy diploid seed parents

Therese Bugnet can offer juvenile bloom and continuous flowering offspring, but it is not a good seed parent Therese Bugnet x ( Blue For You × Crested Moss ) 0.jpg 1 (1).jpg 2.jpg Slightly off topic but curious if there is pics of ( Blue For You × Crested Moss ). I do have TB, acquired late in the ...
by Plazbo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy diploid seed parents
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: Easy diploid seed parents

I was already considering Old Blush so going all the way to beginning isn't a problem. I just didn't find anything on what to expect for pollination take, seeds per hip, germination rate. Primarily looking for easy diploid seed parents to act as a pathway to move genes down from a higher ploidy, eg ...
by Plazbo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy diploid seed parents
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Easy diploid seed parents

So there are numerous mentions of easy tetraploid seed parents like Gemini, Queen Elizabeth, Stainless Steel, etc scattered throughout the forums but when looking for diploid seed parents there's not really any mentions of anything that fits the bill. Marie Pavie is mentioned as producing around 8 s...
by Plazbo
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Alain Blanchard
Replies: 79
Views: 5589

Re: Alain Blanchard

They all consistently have the issues that Ebb Tide has here, being sort of runty/lacking vigor with pretty meh blackspot resistance (leaves are great for a tiny while then it's back to being mostly bare sticks with the occassional yellow spotty leaf hanging around most of the year...on a positive E...
by Plazbo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rosa sericea as a parent rose?
Replies: 16
Views: 1720

Re: Rosa sericea as a parent rose?

Given the several references to Cantabrigensis, maybe someone can confirm the following. Someone has posted several pictures on HMF and state the foilage is fragrant like rosa primula which is the first and only reference I can find. I do note that Sericea (var. Hookeri) is noted to be glandular (ag...
by Plazbo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Extra Sepals
Replies: 0
Views: 768

Extra Sepals

There likely isn't a definitive answer but several roses produce extra sepals. So far I have seen references/photos of it on Lorraine Lee, Rose Du Roi, Paul Neyron but checking their named descendants extra sepals don't seem to appear (at least not in any offspring that are named). Just wondering if...
by Plazbo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Alain Blanchard
Replies: 79
Views: 5589

Re: Alain Blanchard

Old thread but may be useful for someone at some point in the future I was thinking a cross with something like 'Midnight Blue'/'Ebb Tide' *spits* might work for spotting as Jim mentioned once a few years back that he got spontaneous spotting from a MB seedling. Can confirm Ebb Tide x OP http://i63....
by Plazbo
Fri May 31, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. bracteata x Carefree Copper
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: R. bracteata x Carefree Copper

Bracteata has already been 'cracked' and to good effect. Paul Barden's f3 bracteata Cannikin is well worth using as a source of remontancy, vigor, pigmentation and disease resistance. It is hardy here on the border of Connecticut and Massachusetts. Depends on what the breeder is going for, everyone...