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by philip_la
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Wedding Bells -- anyone growing/crossing with this one?
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Wedding Bells -- anyone growing/crossing with this one?

Still seeing nothing but phenomenal reports on this (*sigh*... pink) HT. This rose is not as readily available as e.g. Beverly, it seems. Beverly is viewed as more fragrant, but in every other regard, the reviews on GardenWeb and elsewhere put Wedding Bells over the top for health and performance. I...
by philip_la
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Dipping [cut] roses in calcium before shipping
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Dipping [cut] roses in calcium before shipping

Hmm... I wonder if seedlings germinated/grown in Ca(NO3)2 obtain any similar added resistance to damping off.
by philip_la
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: On striped roses...
Replies: 17
Views: 937

Re: On striped roses...

Following up four months later... ;-) Has anyone created a striped rose from a coffee, or grey colored rose? I can't help but think the segregating of the various pigments that make for such could be rather striking, but I'm not aware of any stripes in that color range. (Alternatively, I suppose the...
by philip_la
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. Persica from seed - advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: R. Persica from seed - advice?

Totally spit-balling here, but as a desert plant, I suspect the inhibitors to germination will wash away very quickly and easily. Most desert plants are primed to take immediate action when adequate moisture is available. But my recollections on what has been said about such is poor. You'll probably...
by philip_la
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Some ploidy questions
Replies: 26
Views: 580

Re: Some ploidy questions

Most of the recent research I've seen recently on doubling chromosomes uses Orzalin in their protocol. Has anyone done such using e.g. Surflan? (And how would one convert pound per gallon to a microM solution?)
by philip_la
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses
Replies: 42
Views: 4650

Re: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses

Duane, Mike and others on this forum will have much more experience than I, so heed their observations and take my comments with a grain of salt. I have only recently begun working with the Kordes and do not have all the ones on the list of suggestions I gave. Those that I do have have given pretty ...
by philip_la
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses
Replies: 42
Views: 4650

Re: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses

Don't get me wrong, David. I am a fan of David Austin, and I appreciate that he made *tremendous* contributions to the rose world. He pioneered the renaissance of an entire genre of roses, and for that I am eternally grateful. I probably would not have learned to love roses were it not for him. I ha...
by philip_la
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Help identifying leaf deformation, anyone???
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Help identifying leaf deformation, anyone???

I would guess a spiny leaf gall wasp did that. Shouldn't cause too much concern IMO. The larvae make the galls. If you remove the galls before the adult wasps hatch (they typically hatch in spring) you will be destroying the future generation. You can probably start picking them off later in late su...
by philip_la
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses
Replies: 42
Views: 4650

Re: Recommendations for healthiest Austin Roses

I too was going to suggest that high-centered is *not* the default, save the fact that rosarians spent a good half-century chucking all of the not-so-high-centered roses. I would also suggest that pretty much *any* Kordes rose introduced this millenium is likely to have better health than an English...
by philip_la
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 33
Views: 1413

Re: Variegated roses?

Came across this photo of a variegated sport of Francis Meilland/Prince Jardinier on HMF:
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.137920
Rather striking, IMO, and if stable, would have been worth marketing...
by philip_la
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 33
Views: 1413

Re: Variegated roses?

You guys are starting to make me think this is a wall worth beating ones head against... But I have enough scatter-brained ideas, I am NOT going to venture there...
by philip_la
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is it just me? (On rose rustling...)
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Is it just me? (On rose rustling...)

You're right, Kim. I forgot that I had acquired my Softee as the Jefferson Rose. (I don't guess I had learned the true I.D. of that one while it was still under patent.) So then, three out of four of the first roses I grew some 20+ years ago were purchased under study names -- Caldwell Pink, Katy Ro...
by philip_la
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 33
Views: 1413

Re: Variegated roses?

Cool! I'm not familiar with that one. It might become the Ferdinand Pichard of foliage.
by philip_la
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 120
Views: 3231

Re: First germination of the winter

Wow! Yes, Joe. Lemon Fizz *is* working well for you! LOL. Nice! I have had crossing LF with Campfire on my to-do list as well, if and when I get Campfire. (Great minds think alike?) Now I'm more enthusiastic about the potential. I wasn't sure if LF would largely throw singles, or if doubles were a d...
by philip_la
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I think I'm killing my seeds
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: I think I'm killing my seeds

Thank you, Henry!
(Did I get Kuska and Karl mixed up in my mind? My apologies to both of you if so.)
Is there a lot of info on there on beneficial microbes and seed germinations as well?
by philip_la
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Help.. my babies are turning yellow!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Help.. my babies are turning yellow!!!

Assuming you have ruled out pest damage, such as whitefly larvae (they can create yellow spots *similar* to what is in photos) the advice on fertilizers is same as I would have suggested. Yours looks more nutrient-related to my comparably inexperienced eye. If you go dilute enough, I see no harm in ...
by philip_la
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 33
Views: 1413

Re: Variegated roses?

Thanks, Kim. That's what I was thinking too.
by philip_la
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I think I'm killing my seeds
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: I think I'm killing my seeds

I wish I had the resources and self-discipline to do some experimenting. I fear I'm the one who planted the seed, so to speak, on charcoal. I mentioned that, many years ago, I had received seed from Joan Monteith in media in which she had added charcoal as an experiment. She was quite surprised when...
by philip_la
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: experience with any of these in breeding (cold hardy reds & yellows)???
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: experience with any of these in breeding (cold hardy reds & yellows)???

It's interesting to me to note that Étoile de Hollande, a parent of Red Dawn and a relatively tender HT, factors into this line of hardy roses. Is this a case of "pot stirring" in which the tenderness of EdH fell by the wayside while maintaining other aspects of hybrid tea-ness? Red Dawn is, in fact...
by philip_la
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 33
Views: 1413

Re: Variegated roses?

I'll just follow up with the question: Do folks know if any of the known variegated foliage plants pass on genes for such, or are most such chimeras caused by something other than inherent genetics?