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Photosensitive Rose Blooms

Post by Guest on 5th October 2011, 19:19

I am aware this is a common occurrence in China's. I bred this rose a few years ago and has this nice trait which I like. Alot of rose blooms fade, or which happens a lot in reds, turn purply blue. This rose as the days progress turns redder and redder as the red in the lower petals and they last well on the bush for around 5 days. It is (Altissimo x Perfume Delight)


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Re: Photosensitive Rose Blooms

Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 6th October 2011, 05:38

One can only assume it is the 'Altissimo' side doing it.
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Post by Guest on 6th October 2011, 06:05

Dave; not sure about that, but Altissimo doesn't really fade as I can recall. This one starts off like this and then ages to altissimo's red colour, suppose it better than turning blue.

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 7th October 2011, 05:59

I guess Warren, one of those that turn "purple" is 'Mr Lincoln as the heat gets it.
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Post by Guest on 7th October 2011, 06:15

dave alot of the darker reds go purply after a while, it does not really bother me that much but a lot of people do not like it .

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 7th October 2011, 06:17

Warren is it in their breeding or something to do with the pigments.
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Post by Guest on 7th October 2011, 06:50

Sort of both Dave, there are a number different pigments and depending what ratio and concentration give you the colour and some of theses traits are passed on during breeding. Wikipedia has a easy to understand version in what its all about, Google Biological pigments.

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Post by Guest on 8th October 2011, 09:29

This a pic of the same bloom, it open up a fair bit and is quite large. Have put in a pic of the bush as well.



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Post by AutumnDamask on 8th October 2011, 09:35

I've noticed with 'New Duet' that the pink edging will extend over the petal as the bloom ages. Some blooms end up quite dark pink/scarlet sometimes. Is that the same kind of reaction that you are talking about with your rose?
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Post by Guest on 8th October 2011, 09:38

AutumnDamask, yep that is what happens with this one, the blooms will become a darker red yet.

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Post by AutumnDamask on 8th October 2011, 12:29

Cool. Do you think it is highly heritable?
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