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Post by Guest on 3rd May 2011, 19:02

How many times have you heard, I like roses, but I wont grow them because of the thorns. I thought it would be a good challenge and breed thornless roses with out losing to many traites in the process. This is the first of a few which are in the stables at the moment.


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Post by sonya on 3rd May 2011, 19:09

Lovely rose. a yellow. i had two red and one had a fragrance but i lost it the other is the red finished flower pictured on here. i love it Smile
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Post by sonya on 3rd May 2011, 19:10

how old is your baby
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 3rd May 2011, 19:19

Sonya,
Where is the red one pictured. It is such a shame that you lost the fragrant one.
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Post by Guest on 3rd May 2011, 19:28

Sonya it was germinated last year, around late May and planted in the grow out beds in August. The bloom here measures just over 5" and has a moderate perfume.

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Post by Carole on 3rd May 2011, 23:03

Thornless roses are great. There should be more of them.
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Post by OzRose on 3rd May 2011, 23:22

One of the reasons I love Kathleen Harrop.
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Post by Guest on 4th May 2011, 08:04

Hi Rosalie, few years back I was after mauve old world look, I crossed Duchesse de Montebello X Blue Moon, the flowers showed a bit of mauvey pink in the centre but after a while they fade white. What Iam interested in is it is short ,compact and the stems are smooth with not a thorn to be seen. This is one which will be crossed against other thornless this spring.




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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 4th May 2011, 08:15

Warren, what sort of height might it reach. I thought it would make a lovely hedge, heaps of flowers. If you are going to use it in future I guess it's health is good as well.
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Post by Guest on 4th May 2011, 18:19

Roseman, it is well under 3ft, its health is pretty good as well, but at this stage I will only using it as a breeder. It only flowers once.

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 5th May 2011, 07:18

Thats a shame it only flowers once. The other option might be use it as a boarder in spring with roses behind which flower through out the season.
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Post by Guest on 5th May 2011, 07:41

In the same year I crossed a Bourbon (Great Western) with Iceberg and Seduction, the iceberg cross was'nt to bad with the thorns but the Seduction cross, bloody hell, ever seen a cat extend its claws out , just like that. Those will definitely wont be used in the breeding programme.

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Post by sonya on 5th May 2011, 07:47

Very Happy
love the description made me laugh
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Post by Guest on 5th May 2011, 12:30

Sonya , every year I go and prune these 2 big rows of Seduction standards, they would have to be thorniest rose i prune, I wear gloves, but once the leather gets wet from dew , those damm thorns go straight through. But mind you a row of Seduction in full flower looks pretty impressive ( just take 2/3 of the thorns away)

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