Flamenco Rosita/Ivor's rose/Beadonald

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philip_la
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Flamenco Rosita/Ivor's rose/Beadonald

Post: # 74226Post philip_la
Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:11 pm

Can anybody verify whether this seedling of Bonica actually sets hips, and/or sheds viable pollen?

https://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.40496.0&tab=1

I haven't really looked at Bonica nor its descendants in a number of years, but this one intrigues me. it is a richer color, and allegedly fragrant.
Does anybody have any experience with it?
Philip F.
Zone 8 / Sunset Zn 30 (Austin, TX -- formerly New Orleans, LA)

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Re: Flamenco Rosita/Ivor's rose/Beadonald

Post: # 74227Post MidAtlas
Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:47 pm

I'm sorry to say that I didn't quite have it long enough to try using in breeding because it caught RRD early on, and the disease progressed into the roots in record time. I didn't notice much in the way of fragrance, but it did have vibrant color and excellent health (other than the RRD), and I definitely thought that it had potential.

Stefan

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Re: Flamenco Rosita/Ivor's rose/Beadonald

Post: # 74235Post philip_la
Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:20 pm

Thanks, Stefan. I think I'm going to go ahead and acquire it to experiment with it.
I don't think Bonica is worth breeding with directly. As one of the recent favorite world roses, I figure it was been mined to the moon and back for whatever potential it had, and mostly, it appears it offered potential for washed out pinks, if I am recalling Baul Barden's observations correctly.

Flamenco intrigues me though for the depth of color, size of bloom, and alleged fragrance, but I see no reports of any offspring.

I suppose it is 1/4 synstyllae, and might play nice with e.g. setigera. Hmmm...
Philip F.
Zone 8 / Sunset Zn 30 (Austin, TX -- formerly New Orleans, LA)

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