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by kim rupert
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: The problem with public rose gardens is...
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: The problem with public rose gardens is...

Perhaps the difference between a "public garden" and a "botanical collection"?
by kim rupert
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thick petals and fragrance
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Thick petals and fragrance

It's entirely possible the ADR winners aren't resistant to our strains of black spot, or are otherwise inappropriate for the US climates in which they've been tested, too.
by kim rupert
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: The problem with public rose gardens is...
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: The problem with public rose gardens is...

Speaking as one who has been in the position of collecting the rare and obscure as well as being a long-time volunteer in a "public, botanical garden", there are many frustrations. The worst is aligning your own (mine) "theologies" with those of the institution's. Many of the rare and obscure things...
by kim rupert
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thick petals and fragrance
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Thick petals and fragrance

That's been the case in recent years, Don, but no more. Newflora exists to get them into what's left of the US market. http://www.newflora.net/download.php
by kim rupert
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: F2 Virginiana Hybrids
Replies: 60
Views: 9016

Re: F2 Virginiana Hybrids

Nice foliage, Warren.
by kim rupert
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Weather
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: Weather

Even though it's been unusually warm, the light intensities haven't been as great as it is when they normally begin exploding. Nights have also been quite cool in relation to what they are when the higher light and heat levels arrive. Add no rain and severely decreased ground water and I'm not surpr...
by kim rupert
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thick petals and fragrance
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Thick petals and fragrance

You're welcome. I think it will help fine tune the idea and demonstrate the relativity.
by kim rupert
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thick petals and fragrance
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Thick petals and fragrance

Cathy, as with most other traits, "petal substance" is relative. Perhaps in your climate, Lincoln and Imperial are considered to posses good substance, and perhaps for highly scented roses, they may. Increase the extremes of heat and light intensity and they fail quickly. Compare their lasting abili...
by kim rupert
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thick petals and fragrance
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Thick petals and fragrance

One of the most surprising to me has been Banksiae lutescens. I repeatedly have read of Banksiae's "violet scent", as if that is something sweet smelling and "attractive". To me, IF I can perceive any scent from a Banksiae, it does smell like "violet" or even "pansy", though it's the bitter, skunky ...
by kim rupert
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thick petals and fragrance
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Thick petals and fragrance

That's likely a way to tackle the issue, Charles. My observation over the past thirty years has been the more fragrant the plant parts, the more fragrant, and papery, the petals. It seems when the petals have the "substance", the waxy petal cuticle which both increases durability as well as sealing ...
by kim rupert
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: An amphidiploid ... induced by colchicine
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: An amphidiploid ... induced by colchicine

Thank you David. This is a cross of Banksiae and Laevigata, the cross which reportedly created Fortuniana. The foliage IS outstanding and it is very vigorous. In this climate, the characteristic mildew in the seedlings is a good indicator of hybridity. It's a lovely plant. I look forward to being ab...
by kim rupert
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Weather
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: Weather

Fortunately, I've used the same email for the RHA for everything from day one. It was simple to change my screen name for all the iterations to the same one. It's so much easier. I can't remember too many different ones easily!
by kim rupert
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Identifying and filling niche markets
Replies: 46
Views: 8901

Re: Identifying and filling niche markets

Thank you Charles and Neil. I agree with you. Basye's Blueberry has reddish wood once it drops its foliage. Dr. Basye reported he named it Blueberry because it resembles a blueberry bush in fall/winter. It's pretty! Legacy also produces that colored wood as do many of its seedlings. Lynnie, Indian L...
by kim rupert
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: An amphidiploid ... induced by colchicine
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: An amphidiploid ... induced by colchicine

This is 86-3. Completely healthy in my climate, flowering early and as long "spring-like" weather remains.
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by kim rupert
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: An amphidiploid ... induced by colchicine
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: An amphidiploid ... induced by colchicine

I grow 86-3. It is difficult to get to cross with anything, but not impossible. I've raised several seedlings from it which have all failed, until this year. Cal Poly X 86-3 is a definite hybrid. Cal Poly does not generate climbers from selfs. This is a definite climber, with sharp, need like prickl...
by kim rupert
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Breeding a better rootstock
Replies: 9
Views: 3369

Re: Breeding a better rootstock

Moore's South African OGR is one Ralph Moore brought back from South Africa years ago. He said he thought it might make a great stock due to the long, straight, strong, nearly prickle-free canes it produced. He found he couldn't lift the bark at all, so it failed for that use.
by kim rupert
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What to do when you run out of unused land?
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: What to do when you run out of unused land?

Pots, everywhere pots. Culling less than "perfect" seedlings ruthlessly. Culling varieties grown simply because they are sentimental favorites or otherwise favored but not those which you intend to use for breeding. Begin breeding for smaller roses so more fit more in the same space.
by kim rupert
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Breeding a better rootstock
Replies: 9
Views: 3369

Re: Breeding a better rootstock

Compatibility with a wide variety of scions, for one. Judge Henry Fonda, who lived in Mar Vista by Santa Monica, operated a small nursery at his home for some years. He had an enormous Cl. Cecile Brunner which produced impressive, thick, long whips each year. He tried for many years to root and bud ...
by kim rupert
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Identifying and filling niche markets
Replies: 46
Views: 8901

Re: Identifying and filling niche markets

Charles, multiflora produces the narrow, strap-like, "peach tree" foliage quite easily, though it also often results in chlorosis issues and potential susceptibility to RRD/RRV. Colorful foliage can come from some pretty unexpected directions. This is April Mooncrest X Pookah. No signs of it being d...
by kim rupert
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My seeds are sprouting!
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

Re: My seeds are sprouting!

Congratulations! I'm eager to see what 0-47-19 X Grandmother's Hat might produce. I've raised quite a few self seedlings from Grandmother's Hat this past year, some of which are densely foliated with one appearing as if it might be a rambling type plant. I am interested in trying the best of these s...