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by tsilvers
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My Yellow Hybrid China, Champagne Bubbles
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: My Yellow Hybrid China, Champagne Bubbles

Very nice Joan! :)
Did it inherit any of the pleasant peachy fragrance of 'Ducher'?
by tsilvers
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Back in the game
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Back in the game

Welcome back Mike! I just went back and searched my e-mail and couldn't believe how long ago it was that we last had correspondence. It looked like in the last message I could find, that I was going to send you some roses, but I honestly can't remember ever actually doing that. I'd love to hear from...
by tsilvers
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seeds and RRV
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: Seeds and RRV

Hey Matt, as another small piece of evidence supporting planting those seeds... when my F1 ('Fragrant Cloud' x carolina) contracted RRD, I did a "Hail Mary" cross on it the season before it died. I used 'Commander Gillette' pollen on the last few flowers and from the resulting hips, germinated 5 or ...
by tsilvers
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 16
Views: 2919

Re: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...

Thanks Betsy, Joe and Duane! And I got another surprise when I cut a shoot and put it in a vase indoors. It developed a STRONG old rose scent very much like 'Banshee'. I thought maybe it might be a time of day phenomenon, but I compared to another bloom of the same age that had been left outside and...
by tsilvers
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 16
Views: 2919

Re: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...

Am I to understand that this particular seeding does, or does not repeat? Now I can say without a doubt that this seedling DOES repeat. It's still blooming now and has hips nearly matured from the first wave of blooms. The foliage health is holding up well so far, but I always like to see how a sec...
by tsilvers
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 16
Views: 2919

Re: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...

Thanks Duane!
Years ago,I also had a seedling from 'Banshee' pollen on 'Fragrant Cloud' but it wasn't as vigorous and I never saw a bloom. But considering these two seedlings and Jonathan's, I think you should have a good shot at getting some offspring from your dabbing. Good luck!!!
by tsilvers
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy diploid seed parents
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: Easy diploid seed parents

I had blanda in bloom this Spring, so I've taken note of Johannes' experience and suggestions and used the pollen on some rugosas. 'Dart's Dash' didn't cooperate but rugosa alba and 'Moje Hammarburg' both have fat hips forming. 'Moje H' can't seem to hold all the seeds and is splitting down the side...
by tsilvers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 16
Views: 2919

Re: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...

Thanks David, Joe, Kim and Philip!!! Actually the foliage is what has caught my attention all along for this one. Now I just need to combine that with the right mate to tidy up the habit and hang a prettier flower on it. ;) How did fragrance come through the generations from 'Banshee'? Neither the '...
by tsilvers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

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

Unfortunately, they are NOT as disease free as papa. But they're not nearly as bad as 'Cal Poly' either. I was hoping some dominant disease resistance genes would be passed down from the pollen parent but it seems like they're more intermediate in that regard. #2 seems to be the best for health. #1 ...
by tsilvers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 3981

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

Didn't figure it warranted a whole new thread so I'm adding this picture here. It's another of the native blend seedlings that I like.
It's once blooming and the flower is sort of small but is almost thornless and has a warm yellow tint especially in the center.
peachy carolina hybrid.jpg
by tsilvers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 16
Views: 2919

'Banshee' for hybridizing...

The subject of ‘Banshee’ [or the various Banshee’s] and their possible usefulness in breeding, has come up in threads several times recently. Rather than highjack those threads, I figured I’d start a new one about that subject. Back around 1992, I used ‘Banshee’ pollen on ‘Bonica’. The seedlings wer...
by tsilvers
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Weird petal form
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Weird petal form

At first I thought these flowers had been damaged, but then noticed that they're all like this on this particular seedling. Like a single-flowered Fimbriata or Grootendorst??? Not was I was shooting for, but it's always fun to see what surprises will show up when seedlings first bloom. weird petal f...
by tsilvers
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 3981

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

Wish I'd had a flower of the virginiana pollen parent of "3/4 Native" to include too, but I thought a comparison picture of these might be fun anyway...
I didn't realize until they were side by side, that the seedling up top actually ended up darker than both parents.
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by tsilvers
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

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

Thanks guys!
I'll try to get a picture that compares the foliage of the different seedlings. The foliage varied a lot too but at least two seedlings have some of that texture.
by tsilvers
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 3981

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

That's good to know, Kim. With all the disease pressure we have here that's one thing I hardly ever see - rust. I think I may have noticed my first single lesion of it a week ago. And I mean first time EVER, that I've seen it. ;) I wasn't even sure if it WAS rust or not, but it was orange and sure l...
by tsilvers
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 3981

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

Good point Kim, I just used Basye's Blueberry pollen on it instead. That way maybe I can get repeat bloom and preserve a lot of the native influence. Oh and by the way, I stand corrected. Previously in this thread, I’d said, “that reminds me… before Fragrant Cloud x carolina died from RRD, I did one...
by tsilvers
Sun May 31, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 3981

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

Thanks Kim! I figured that you, of all people, might appreciate seeing this, since you know very well firsthand how CG/Legacy/Thornless behaves as a parent. Now the question is, will this seedling produce any repeat bloomers in crosses with moderns? Guess I'll have to try some of its pollen on 'Wint...
by tsilvers
Sun May 31, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 32
Views: 3981

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

Well, that first bloom finally opened today...
not single after all, a little bigger and darker than 'Commander Gillette' too.
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I've always liked ones with red stigma pads. :)
by tsilvers
Fri May 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

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

Thanks Kim and Joe! :)
Here's a far off picture of all three seedlings
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and some of #1 opening today
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CPx(RxD) #1 open.JPG
Can't say I'm crazy about the color pattern but it's interesting to see such variety. Wish I'd gotten a much bigger population of these.