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by philip_la
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 11
Views: 432

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: 529

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: 250

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: 197

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: 2003

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: 1344

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: 1344

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: 1622

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: 1344

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: 854

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: 495

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: 1344

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: 854

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: 1344

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...
by philip_la
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sure they improve, but how much, realistically?
Replies: 15
Views: 854

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

I've got, for instance, a seedling of Lemon Fizz that is perhaps not quite as saturated as LF, and I'm not sure but what the fragrance as well might even be weaker. (The first bloom was smaller, of course, than on a mature LF plant.) I am wondering if it might acquire any more saturation or fragranc...
by philip_la
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sure they improve, but how much, realistically?
Replies: 15
Views: 854

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

You're not helping, KIm. ;-) Now I understand why, on a prior post, folks said *culling* was the hardest part of hybridizing. :-) (To be fair, many of the roses I paid good money for would be culled if they were my seedlings of mine, based on their health... It's funny how parting with money for jun...
by philip_la
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Does anyone know a place like this for clematis breeding?
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Does anyone know a place like this for clematis breeding?

I don't know anything about such, but would reach out to the Internat'l Clematis Society. They apparently sponsor seed exchanges and trials, and *should* (it seems to me) be a good first step for info:
http://www.clematisinternational.com/index.html
by philip_la
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sure they improve, but how much, realistically?
Replies: 15
Views: 854

Sure they improve, but how much, realistically?

I am trying to do some early culling of new seedlings. Pretty much all of my flowers are pretty ho-hum on some of my otherwise most promising seedlings (strong health, growth, great branching early on, etc...) and I was wondering, just *how* much improvement can one reasonably hope for? Over the las...
by philip_la
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Extra seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Extra seeds

I'm glad to hear, under the circumstances, that your business is doing well, Joe. Do be careful though! I had to swing by a Lowes recently to grab some supplies and was surprised (and honestly a tad appalled) at how much the garden center was hopping. (Zero regard for distancing, and the cashier was...
by philip_la
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: great seedling
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: great seedling

That one always turns my head, Stephen. Glad to hear it continues to impress. And I'm with Tom on those two Moore roses -- I've been keeping my eyes out for such for several years now.