'Chinook Sunrise' met its sunset

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'Chinook Sunrise' met its sunset

Post: # 70069Post PaulGOlsen
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:22 am

I had to try out Vineland's 'Chinook Sunrise' introduced this year, of course. Major disappointment! Small, essentially single flowers of light orange/yellow with a pink tinge that fade to white within three days. A "riot of colours"? Maybe a riot at the garden centre with customers demanding their money back. What was the point of introducing this dog of a rose? It's embarrassing that Canada's only major rose breeding institution would do this.

I potted up my 'Chinook Sunrise' to a 5 gal. container but it won't make it to the garden. It's now met its sunset.
Paul G. Olsen
Rainy River, Ontario
Zone 3

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Post: # 70070Post rikuhelin1
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:01 pm

Four in ground including advanced local one going through bloom cycle 2 ... not too exciting and color pallete a let down ... Olds College more appealing to my color tastes and shook through 2 winters and about to bloom again

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Post: # 70071Post Rob Byrnes
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:22 pm

I purchased on to see if it will be useful as a breeder and for disease resistance. So far it's healthy and the jury is still out as to being useful as a breeder. So far it's not looking good.

I haven't actually seen a flower in bloom since I'm trying it out as a seed parent and take off the petals. I did notice that the bud is on the small side which means I'll have to pair it up with something with larger blooms. I'm disappointed about the negative reviews about the color palette. Health and fertility could make up for the color for me.

I wish Olds College was obtainable in the States.
Rob Byrnes

Historic Village of Roebling, NJ Zone 7a
On the right bank of the Delaware River

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Post: # 70072Post david zlesak
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:11 am

In the Twin Cities area there is a special school fundraiser plant sale Mother's Day weekend that is huge now. They bring in a lot of plant material from Jeffries in Canada and many other nurseries too. I got an 'Olds College' last year and 'Chinook Sunrise' this year. I love the double warm colored blooms of 'Olds College'. With still getting garden beds in at the new home, etc. I didn't get to crossing with it yet and it still is in a pot. 'Chinook Sunrise' is growing on me due to its vigor and abundance of blooms so far. I have it in a pot yet and just used it a little bit as a male. It'll be great to compare notes with you later Rob on how good it is as a parent. Hopefully it is hardy and healthy. I was surprised later this spring to see CS for sale at Home Depot! They got a lot of Ag Canada roses in through I think Pan American out of Canada and the Windmill sub-brand.

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Re: 'Chinook Sunrise' met its sunset

Post: # 70084Post PaulGOlsen
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:57 pm

It seems to me that 'Chinook Sunrise' is an example of the danger of focusing on flower colour (unique in this case, but very underwhelming in appearance) and not considering all aspects of the flower. It doesn't have good flower size (although there can be a place in the landscape for roses having small flowers if they have other good characteristics), good form and they fade quickly. Furthermore, I suspect cold hardiness of the shrub is going to be a problem when growing this cultivar in a Zone 2 - 3 climate.

The breeder should have asked: "How is this rose going to compete in the market with many other available shrub roses in a wide range of colours semi-hardy to a Zone 2 - 3 climate, especially when today's home landscapes have limited space to grow roses?" It appears the question wasn't asked or if it was the negative answer was ignored, because clearly this rose can't. The first rule of a commercial flower breeder is there has to be a market for a development in a particular species.

Looking at it another simpler way, an alternative question to ask would have been: "Is this a rose that, for example, Dr. Griffith Buck, the developer of so many high quality shrub roses, would introduce? People that know his roses would likely say he wouldn't have.

I think 'Chinook Sunrise' is an example of culling ruthlessly when seedlings are small. If they aren't, they can get away from you and end up unnecessarily maintained for several years and possibly even getting mistakenly introduced like this cultivar was.
Paul G. Olsen
Rainy River, Ontario
Zone 3

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Post: # 70091Post rikuhelin1
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:11 pm

Especially when superior modern Prairie origins successes exist for bloom form, bloom colour, bloom longevity, attractive foliage and health. Need better and more aggressive marketing after science efforts and pass grading completed in my opinion ... just need to tune up something more about name selection
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Post: # 70092Post rikuhelin1
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:27 pm

Another from garden ... slight bias as this rose is my colour of first suite first viewers like Prairie Peace
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