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by philip_la
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rosa kweichowensis
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Rosa kweichowensis

Interesting. Looking at the photo, I might have presumed something in the Rubus genus, without closer inspection or any visible fruit. (Move over, rubifolia!) Link to Flora of China entry within below: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200011268 Purportedly, it is said to gr...
by philip_la
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??

It might be interesting to see what pollen does under the microscope when exposed to honey...
(David, do you bother with Ca, K, or Na in your pollen germination mix?)
by philip_la
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??

I had wondered about using a sugar water solution on hesitant roses when the stigmas of such don't generally look "sticky" and ready to accept pollen at any stage during normal development. I thought about trying such on speculation that some reluctant mothers might just fail to trigger tube germina...
by philip_la
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

LOL! I didn't actually expect you to take me up on it, Kim! I would love to trial it, but unfortunately the only realty I have that is amenable to growing roses is in the front yard of my small lot, which is not secure. I'm sure that I'm a little neurotic about such, but I tend to think of TX as ros...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

Ah... You live in one of *those* climates. (Okay... I'm not jealous...)
Still a beautiful rose, but I would imagine more pink, if not a frying dark pink, in something like my climate. Mind you, if you want me to give it a whirl for you to confirm... ;-)
by philip_la
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

So I did see those colors correctly. The burning to a color other than a shade of red is what surprised me looking at the photos. I wonder if the hues change with the temperatures? I could imagine from the overtones I'm perceiving, it might be more mauve in cooler weather. (I have no idea why I'm pr...
by philip_la
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling
Replies: 33
Views: 1855

Re: Seedling

I wouldn't sweat the size of the boom, Joe. In fact, I would be surprised if it *could* be made much larger. Others with more knowledge will hopefully set my assumptions straight, but I don't know of any e.g. fimbriated rose blossoms that achieve the otherwise expected size. Serratipetala and Groote...
by philip_la
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

Kim, that one is absolutely gorgeous!
I'm guessing that one would be a white rose in a greenhouse setting? I could see a lot of potential uses as a florist's rose...
Climber? Shrub? Long cutting stems for each spray?
Congrats, Kim. Fun stuff!
by philip_la
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: ruby slippers dancing
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: ruby slippers dancing

Very nice, Larry. I actually find the mutable shift to fuchsia at the end somewhat charming. I've always thought the combination of the right shade of orange and fuchsia together to be quite striking. (I've never been entirely on board with folks who see "bluing" and other color shifts as flaws. To ...
by philip_la
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling
Replies: 33
Views: 1855

Re: Seedling

IMO, the AN x R. carolina seedling is pretty spectacular. I've never worked with R.c. obviously, but I"m pretty impressed that she (he in this case?) allowed an offspring to inherit so much Art Nouveauness. I wonder if it could carry out another generation. Regardless, I think you really do *need* t...
by philip_la
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: one more out of 'Seashell Sands'
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: one more out of 'Seashell Sands'

I still love your cross with My Stars, Stephen. Did that one have thorns?

I would be tempted to cross *any* of those Seashell Sands offspring with Bajazzo from Kordes, were I to grow them. (OT, but I wonder if Kordes' Summer Wine figures into their Bajazzo's pedigree...)
by philip_la
Fri May 24, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling
Replies: 33
Views: 1855

Re: Seedling

Beautiful, Joe. I love how the foliage sets off that bloom. ("Metallic" is actually a good description for the color and specularity of those leaves. Now I'm trying to think of a clever name that evokes fire and steel, or something similar...) I'd love to think it were a seedling of 1113 and would i...
by philip_la
Thu May 16, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling
Replies: 33
Views: 1855

Re: Seedling

Cool, Joe. I like the dark stems and leaves, and could certainly imagine that that plant has Radler genetics. (The toothed margins are a little too perfect, however!) I seem to recall you saying that 1113 was not very kind about permitting colors on offspring, so I understand your second-guessing. (...
by philip_la
Thu May 16, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Unusual seedling
Replies: 23
Views: 674

Re: Unusual seedling

Touche', Judith! <cough, cough> Touche"!
by philip_la
Thu May 16, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Unusual seedling
Replies: 23
Views: 674

Re: Unusual seedling

Sure. "Wine knot"? ;-)
by philip_la
Thu May 16, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Stratification period?
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Stratification period?

Those folks in California will make you crazy if you listen to them. Everything is effortless in CA. ;-) (Kim, do you sow your seeds green? Or how do you avoid the dormancy issue?) I admittedly have not done any experiments to compare approaches, but the technique I used years ago, and which I resum...
by philip_la
Sat May 04, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Unusual seedling
Replies: 23
Views: 674

Re: Unusual seedling

...Or something evoking a Tutu, or flamenco dancer's dress... Maybe just Flamenco? Flamenco Dancer? Twirling Flamenco?

Yeah... I kinda like that last one. (Google any image of flamenco to see why...)
by philip_la
Sat May 04, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Unusual seedling
Replies: 23
Views: 674

Re: Unusual seedling

Wow, Judith. That is very striking. Love the eye and the ruffles! Would you call it a "wine" color? I dunno... "Splash of wine" or "wine ruffles" or "Red Ruffles"... I kinda like the idea of "splash" in the name, personally. To me it evokes the shape, and perhaps the eye. But then, your rose-cross b...
by philip_la
Fri May 03, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Kind of starting new
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: Kind of starting new

I might add more Kordes roses to that list, Joe. I personally have no familiarity with Sunbeam Veranda, but if you want healthy warm colors (you already have Lemon Fizz) you might add Sunny Sky. She is very healthy, fertile, and was herself used by Kordes to create Orangerie. (Pierre in France extol...
by philip_la
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Some current pictures...
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Some current pictures...

Tom, if you are wanting a really healthy modern yellow shrub, you could do worse than to try Lemon Fizz or Sunny Sky from Kordes. I haven't yet worked with Carefree Sunshine, but she gets relatively little BS in my climate. And Limoncello is a blooming machine. Stephen Hoy has gotten seedlings off o...