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by philip_la
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Extra plants to share of a R. wichurana seedling
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Extra plants to share of a R. wichurana seedling

I don't know a whole lot about your current lines, David, but was guessing that r.setigera derivatives would factor in moving forward. Using Basye's legacy via one of Moore's Playboy offspring (Gina's Rose, MyStars, or PlaBasye) could likewise be interesting, I imagine. (Never grown, nor worked with...
by philip_la
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Pandemic rose exploration...
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Pandemic rose exploration...

Kim, I think I've probably worked my way up from abysmal to merely deplorable. It's really pretty maddening for me -- when I lived in New Orleans, I never understood why some folks seemed to have issues with rooting roses. I just stuck them in pots and shoved the pots underneath some shrubs, and thr...
by philip_la
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Pandemic rose exploration...
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Pandemic rose exploration...

I wish I could thumbs-up other folks responses, Kim. The photo bomb was way overdue! I very much enjoyed seeing your post on your blog and concur with everything that others have said. Thank you, for sharing. I always enjoy seeing the fruits of you labors. (Your wondering aloud how they might do dow...
by philip_la
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Extra plants to share of a R. wichurana seedling
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Extra plants to share of a R. wichurana seedling

I am a little jealous that you've actually gotten something out of Kardinal Kolorscape! I had come to the conclusion that it was a sterile triploid. I've had three shrubs for a few years now, and have never had any hip set despite the open flowers that permit plenty of access for the bees along with...
by philip_la
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My Sad Story
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: My Sad Story

Utterly useless, but strangely cathartic to watch for those of us who share your frustrations: https://youtu.be/oNltR4iCRCA
by philip_la
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Saving pollen if a seed parent isn't quite ready
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Saving pollen if a seed parent isn't quite ready

Kim, that is an impressive haul! Joe, I don't know how difficult it would be to "proof" your pollen for viability, but stimulating tube germination with the appropriate sugar water/boric acid mix always sounded interesting to me. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecul...
by philip_la
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 16
Views: 2028

Re: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...

Tom, that's a really neat cross, and should have some great genes behind it. Am I to understand that this particular seeding does, or does not repeat? I second Kim's foliage comment! Do you think the browning is botrytis or thrips? I don't know enough to tell 'em apart without looking more closely, ...
by philip_la
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 986

Re: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)

Cool, Tom! Very intriguing pedigree. Are they all shamelessly healthy as well?
by philip_la
Tue May 26, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Metis x Catherine Guelda
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Metis x Catherine Guelda

Nice, Joe. I like that both seedlings are creating laterals already. I tend to presume a higher probability of good shrubby architecture when I see that. I find myself wondering if mauve blooms can be coaxed out of future generations whenever I see something with a pedigree of that genre. No idea if...
by philip_la
Mon May 25, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with prospective parents?
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Experience with prospective parents?

I haven't had a whole lot of takes with the crosses I've undertaken the last couple years, but in view of my best seedlings of late, I have been snatching up the more highly-rated Kordes roses when they hit clearance racks, as well as newer introductions from other houses. The bees do a pretty good ...
by philip_la
Tue May 12, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 2827

Re: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"

Joe, have you gotten any further descendants from your foliocom? That's one I think has fun potential.
by philip_la
Sun May 03, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated Leaves
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Variegated Leaves

Andre, out of curiosity, do you recall if the cotyledons had any streaking in them? (I'm guessing not, and the newer leaves don't seem to indicate stability of the trait to my mind.) I've had seedlings germinate that had *no* chlorophyll. (They had either cream, or orange cotyledons as a consequence...
by philip_la
Fri May 01, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated Leaves
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Variegated Leaves

Touche'
by philip_la
Fri May 01, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Alternate source for repeat bloom
Replies: 28
Views: 2583

Re: Alternate source for repeat bloom

Fedtschenkoana is the purported source of rebloom in the Autumn Damasks. I am not sure whence the rebloom from the nominal rugosas, which might not be pure species. Most of the others have the chinas in their origins as far as I know, but there are others here with WAY more knowledge on such topics ...
by philip_la
Fri May 01, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated Leaves
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Variegated Leaves

Stop sticking pins in my balloons, Kim. ;-)
by philip_la
Fri May 01, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sure they improve, but how much, realistically?
Replies: 15
Views: 1326

Re: Sure they improve, but how much, realistically?

Kim, I understand what you are saying, but for me, the proof has been in the pudding, and not the hype. My Kordes roses generally fare much better for me than the "Earthkind" roses I've grown, and I would opine that Kordes' self-ratings are among the most conservative and objective, in my limited ex...
by philip_la
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Extra seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Extra seeds

Austin had an order that folks venturing out in public *must* wear masks. I was really impressed with how religiously folks in Travis County have been following that directive, and respectfully maintaining distancing. (Across the county line in Wm'son is a different world, however.) Effective this e...
by philip_la
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated Leaves
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Variegated Leaves

I could imagine a variegated form of e.g. R. glauca could be striking, and of interest primarily for its foliage. But, Kim, you reinforce some of my thinking. Most modern roses are needy enough without the handicap of variegation, and folks don't think of roses as something to grow for foliage. I kn...
by philip_la
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sure they improve, but how much, realistically?
Replies: 15
Views: 1326

Re: Sure they improve, but how much, realistically?

True, that, Kim. Some of my favorite flowers, purchased because of accolades of others, would have been culled early on had they been my seedlings -- well before they had a chance to bloom. (I am looking at you, Lavender Crush!) I don't understand what passes for "disease-resistant" in some markets,...
by philip_la
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated Leaves
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Variegated Leaves

Neat! Is it only the one leaf, Judith? It would be pretty cool (I think) if it were more expansive, stable, and the plant had good health and vigor despite the variegation. I would be interested in hearing from folks who know something about such, but fingers crossed that growth from that node conti...