Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

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mntlover
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Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Post: # 71727Post mntlover
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:29 pm

Anyone have experience with Maidens Blush either direction? I will focus on crossing both directions, but was wondering if one way might deserve more attention than another.
At first I was wondering, looking at the Blush series as compared to the Maid series, if it produces once bloomers as seed parent, but can produce repeat bloom if used as pollen parent. I noticed, however, there are exceptions.
So is it a numbers game no matter which way you use it? And if it can produce repeat in first generation, is the parentage perhaps not what is listed?
Any thoughts? Experience? Advice for this one?
Thanks!
Duane

Rolf Sievers
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Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Post: # 71739Post Rolf Sievers
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:49 am

Hello Duane. What's your understanding of Maiden's Blush? Greetings Rolf.

Rolf Sievers
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Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Post: # 71753Post Rolf Sievers
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:05 am

No answer is also an answer. I have been breeding albaroses for over 50 years. Greetings Rolf

bvanderhoek
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Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Post: # 71754Post bvanderhoek
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:15 pm

Rolf, could you share some of your experiences working with Alba roses? I know they offer unique challenges, but also unique qualities.


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Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Post: # 71757Post bvanderhoek
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:14 pm

Vielen Dank!

mntlover
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Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Post: # 71762Post mntlover
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:07 pm

sorry for the delay, I have been off line traveling.
I don't know much about Maidens Blush (Great Maiden's Blush) except what I have read on Helpmefind.com
I purchased one in a pot this season. It has bloomed. Great fragrance. It seems to be setting hips. I am waiting to see if its pollen takes on any of the crosses I'm trying.
I purchased the bush I have from a nursery in Washington State, but it was brought in from Palatine roses.

I was just wondering about anyone's experience working with it. Or other cold hardy old roses that would be beneficial.
I will look at the link provided.
Thank you!
Duane

Rolf Sievers
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Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Post: # 71766Post Rolf Sievers
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:49 am

"Great Maiden's Blush"
Great Maiden's Blush is not a uniform rose variety,
but rather rose plants that were generatively propagated in earlier times.
A so-called strain. So there are many varieties.
All plants are similar, but not identical.
Great Maiden's Blush is an irregular hexaploid form.


mntlover
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Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Post: # 71770Post mntlover
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:12 pm

Interesting, so many varieties. Since the fragrance varies so much I am glad that the variety I purchased has a strong and pure old rose fragrance.
I wonder how much difference there would be in using several different varieties in breeding.
Thank you for the link, very interesting reading.
I noticed on Redoute's print a significant difference from mine, as there are a lot of hairs on mine, which caused me to wonder about crossing seedlings from this with seedlings from my moss roses.
By the way, your Charming Moss is exceptionally beautiful. I very much enjoyed looking through your varieties.
Duane

Rolf Sievers
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Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Post: # 71777Post Rolf Sievers
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:21 am

Under the name "Maiden's Blush" you can buy 4 different roses from us in Europe.
1.great Maiden's Blush (hexaploid) syn. Cuisse de Nymphe.
2.Rosa alba incarnata (hexaploid) syn. Cuisse de Nymphe emue.
3.Small Maiden's Blush (tetraploid) syn. Rosa alba carnea.
4. duchesse de Montebello (triploid) hybrid China.

mntlover
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Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Post: # 71781Post mntlover
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:11 pm

I have been wanting to get Duchess de Montebello, so I need to move it to the top of my list. I have Great Maidens Blush. I will see what is available for the other two here in the U.S.
Thank you!
Duane

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Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Post: # 71792Post Rolf Sievers
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:46 am

Hi Duane, I can also be found on Facebook, where I show many pictures. Greetings Rolf

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