Christopher,AquaEyes wrote:It's a shame no one seems to have pursued making "Polyanthas" out of R. moschata using Lawrancianas or Miniatures instead of full-sized Chinas. I guess they'd be like miniature Noisettes genetically, but function like Polyanthas. I think R. moschata isn't as alkaline-phobic as R. multiflora, so the offspring would probably do better in CA.
I forgot about 'Sunshine' and its seed-parent 'George Elger'. These are dwarf Tea-Noisettes that grow like Polyanthas.
'Sunshine' was bred from George Elger x William Allen Richardson. This suggests that other dwarf Tea-Noisettes might be bred from 'Sunshine' mated with other Noisettes and Tea-Noisettes.
It is worth noting that Soupert & Notting crossed Marechal Niel x Madame Chédanne Guinoisseau. They raised two seedlings from the cross. One was a climber like the mother, the other was a dwarf stocky shrub like the father. So, just maybe, 'Sunshine' and 'Marechal Niel' could get together to make some more yellow toned Dwarf Tea-Noisette.
http://bulbnrose.x10.mx/Roses/breeding/ ... g1896.html