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Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

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Post by maree on 13th January 2013, 10:14

I know we have discussed this before , but does anyone know if Twilight is any closer to being released in Australia ? From what i have read a much better rose than Ebb Tide , Finbaar please ....
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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by finbarr on 14th January 2013, 18:11

Twilight Zone is in trial mode now. looks the goods for release, more vigorous than Ebb Tide, possibly more reliable across climate zones, the flower is not quite as dark/smokey. expect around 2014 if things continue to go well.

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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by maree on 14th January 2013, 18:23

Thats great Finbaar, i have a spot already picked out for it, lets hope it comes up good for release , in a standard too !!!
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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by Ozeboy on 14th January 2013, 21:57

I'm the guy who said all those nasty things about 'Ebb Tide' since it's release by Swanes. I want to retract 50% of the bad remarks now it's more consolidated (Three seasons).
I'm impressed by it's seedlings because they are showing no mildew at all
and it has passed on it's colour to a high percentage of it's offspring.
It's a good medium size rose which needs plenty of TLC for best results.

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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 15th January 2013, 06:41

Bruce what did you cross it, 'Ebb Tide' with. Question
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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by betsyw on 15th January 2013, 09:16

Yes, Bruce, what I was going to ask.

Have you produced a better rose? And deep purple with fragrance? I think you could have a real winner here.Possibly better than Twilight Zone. All power to the independent breeders . I'd buy.
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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by Ozeboy on 15th January 2013, 15:45

David, it was a slap dash anything will do pollinating effort on 'Ebb Tide' because I wasn't very overjoyed with it's performance up to now.
Without thought I used 'Mme Isaac Perriere' and 'Carefree Wonder' each growing alongside. The colours are various shades of purple to mauve. Must be something in it's genotype that's good. I have propogated a few more plants of 'Sweet Chariot' which is on both sides of 'Ebb Tides' pedigree for future breeding. Also grafted 'Route 66' to use next season. I'm a bit pleased with health and fragrance of nearly all the numerous mauve roses here. Health still remains my number one priority.

Betsy, thanks for the encouragement but I'm very small fry compared to other breeders like Meillands, Kordes and Jackson & Perkins who breed hundreds of thousands every year. I'll keep you in mind when I breed that black/purple high centered exhibition bloom with strong damask fragrance on a very healthy shrub like bush. I'm not holding my breath.

'Twilight Zone' looks like a goody

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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by maree on 15th January 2013, 18:05

Don't forget me too , Ozeboy !!!!
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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by betsyw on 15th January 2013, 18:32

LOLOL Ozeboy! Can I have the one that grows money, too?
Seriously, you guys are sitting on some mighteee fine creations, and we can't wait until you bring some to market. (maree and I are a market, you know Very Happy
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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by finbarr on 15th January 2013, 20:19

Ebb Tide, like many get better with age, ET does take a little longer, likes the heat. Twilight seems to repeat a little faster. finbarr

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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by maree on 15th January 2013, 20:44

A good repeat flowering rose Finbaar , its getting more interesting , hope Twilight and Soul Mate eventually comes in standards too ..
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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 15th January 2013, 20:48

Anything is possible if the money is right Thumbsup
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Re: Twilight Zone rose , question for Finbaar

Post by maree on 17th January 2013, 21:27

You are right Roseman , Finbaar remember me for standards for Soul Mate and Twilight Zone next year please !!!!
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