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Rupert, Kim L.
Discussion id : 91-390
most recent 9 MAR 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 MAR 16 by Jay-Jay
Some very nice roses You bred, Kim! Of which You posted some photo's.
And the foliage of this-one: 'SO17Hug#1'!!!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 MAR 16 by Rupert, Kim L.
Thank you, Jay Jay!
Discussion id : 90-561
most recent 26 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 JAN 16 by Jay-Jay
It's nice to see the results of Your breeding program, Kim!
Reply #1 of 5 posted 26 JAN 16 by Rupert, Kim L.
Thank you, Jay Jay. There have been some fun things germinate. I'm glad you are enjoying them!
Reply #2 of 5 posted 26 JAN 16 by Jay-Jay
I'm already following You for days!
Am I now called a follower or a "stalker"?
Reply #3 of 5 posted 26 JAN 16 by Rupert, Kim L.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 26 JAN 16 by Jay-Jay
Thank You Sir!
Reply #5 of 5 posted 26 JAN 16 by Rupert, Kim L.
You're welcome! Thank YOU, Sir!
Discussion id : 85-547
most recent 8 JUN 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 1 JUN 15 by Sambolingo
I would be interested in obtaining cuttings and/ or suckers from the fedtschenkoana hybrids "DLFED3" and "DLFED4." Would this be possible, and, if so, how could the money for postage be sent to you?
Thanks, Sam Cothron
Reply #1 of 7 posted 1 JUN 15 by Rupert, Kim L.
Hi Sam, I wish I could help you with those varieties. I moved three months ago and had to cull many roses for the move. The DLFED original seedlings now mainly exist in other peoples' gardens and not mine. I don't have them any longer. I do have the repeat flowering Oadefed and newer Fedtschenkoana hybrids which have not flowered yet and are not listed here on HMF. I'm sorry. You might check with the others who are listed here on the database who have them in their gardens. Thanks. Kim
Reply #2 of 7 posted 1 JUN 15 by Sambolingo
I was enticed by the tempting description "mossy DLFED" and "repeat DLFED"- I suppose it's unfortunate that you no longer have these plants. However, looking at the "OADEFED" listing, it too looks very interesting, and more or less has the qualities of the two DLFED plants I previously expressed interest in, with a remontant habit and bristly, rather fuzzy-looking new growth. I also looked at Paul Barden's work with this rose, and was intrigued by his descriptions of "potently fertile pollen" and a unique linseed oil fragrance of its offspring's flowers. Would it be possible for me to obtain cuttings or suckers of this rose?
Reply #3 of 7 posted 2 JUN 15 by Rupert, Kim L.
The Repeat flowering seedling didn't sucker and I never attempted rooting it. I have shared cuttings of it with others in the past. The mossy one grows in at least two other gardens I can think of. I will direct them to this to see if they are able and willing to provide pieces. Oadefed Repeat isn't suckering as I transplanted a sucker from the parent plant for the move, but cuttings can be taken if you're game to try rooting or budding it. Currently, there are hybrids of Fedtschenkoana using Ping Dong Yue Ji, Golden Angel, Secret's Out, IHTXLB and I think a few others, in the pot ghetto. It has been a while since I checked tags. None of these have flowered yet so I can't provide any information about what to expect from them yet. Most of them germinated last year and are the original seedlings. I also have a number of Hugonis hybrids using Hugonis itself and my 1-72-1Hugonis seedling from a number of different pollen parents. Tolhug is a repeat flowering seedling from that line. Please feel free to private message me with your address and we can work out getting you the cuttings. Thanks. Kim
Reply #4 of 7 posted 3 JUN 15 by Sambolingo
It seems I am unable to send a private message; when I attempt to, I'm met with a message that informs me you choose not to accept private messages.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 3 JUN 15 by Rupert, Kim L.
I'm sorry. My settings say I accept them and the last one I received as two weeks ago. I've private messaged you my email to make contact.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 7 JUN 15 by Goclon, Jakub
Dlfed 4 hates rooting. Rob and I both had difficulty. Do bud it.

Sambo, If you remind me in the fall, I might be able to get some Mossy Dlfed suckers out.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 8 JUN 15 by Sambolingo
Thank you so much! That would be greatly appreciated.
Discussion id : 76-127
most recent 25 JAN 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 18 JAN 14 by Jeffrey
Is your sport of 'Crested Sweetheart' still setting hips, and if so, have you tried sowing any seeds? I'm mad for the cresting... I'd love to try for some seedlings myself.
Reply #1 of 7 posted 18 JAN 14 by Rupert, Kim L.
Hi Jeffrey, it wasn't my sport, but Ralph Moore's. Both he and Paul Barden sewed seed from it with terrible results. Either little germinated, or what did was weak and diseased. I've had much greater success using my April Mooncrest.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 19 JAN 14 by Jeffrey
'April Moon Crest' made me weak in the knees! If you ever release it for sale, please let me know.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 19 JAN 14 by Rupert, Kim L.
Thank you, Jeffrey. I've been quite pleased with April Mooncrest. It's very healthy, productive and fertile here, and is making healthy, vigorous, beautiful offspring. I'm evaluating a number of its seedlings from 2013. One is nicely crested and fades into a red central "halo". Another has burnished purple-green foliage which has turned brilliant red with the cooler weather yet shows no signs of being deciduous.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 19 JAN 14 by Jeffrey
Have you tried a back-cross of 'April Mooncrest' with 'Crested Moss' or 'Crested Jewel'? I'm adding a 'Crested Sweetheart' to my garden... Maybe cross it with something English, or with one of my own seedlings... I have a swell yellow in mind. I have a 'Chapeau de Napoleon', too. Is it pollen sterile as well as seed... with rare exception?
Reply #5 of 7 posted 19 JAN 14 by Rupert, Kim L.
No, I haven't attempted back crossing anything with Crested Moss or Crested Jewel. One of the issues with the crested hybrids I find offensive is their climbing habit. Overly long canes with very unattractive plant architecture make them very difficult to plant anywhere. The cresting needs to be bred on to a dwarf, bushy, heavily flowering, HEALTHY plant. Getting anything like that out of Crested Moss is difficult to begin with. Adding Little Darling to the mix exacerbates the problem. Crested Jewel has significantly better health in my climate than Crested Moss has, but it still isn't sufficiently healthy for my taste. That was why I made the original cross of April Moon X hopes of carrying the cresting forward only on a healthier plant. At least in my conditions, I've achieved that part. April Mooncrest also produces semi climbing growth, which is OK as it's more controlled than either Crested Moss, Crested Jewel or Crested Sweetheart. I seriously doubt the more controlled, dwarf growth could result from crossing the crested seedlings with Austin roses. At least in milder climates, far too many of Mr. Austin's products are rampant growers which should be expected. He has traditionally used climbing types as well as vigorous shrubs to produce his offerings to capture that increased vigor so they will perform as desired in harsher climates. Unleashing many of them in milder conditions too often results in overly vigorous plants, often at the expense of flowering, in my experience. Plus, until very recently, increased disease resistance hasn't been high on his list of trait priorities. Perhaps using some of the newer Kordes, maybe Tantau, offerings might result in increased health with them? Freedom from needing to spray has been higher on other breeders' radars than Mr. Austin's and it seems the results show those efforts better. The reported results on HMF indicate Crested Moss can set seed. Mr. Moore found its pollen more beneficial for his purposes. He also found mosses, in general, to be less fertile than non mossed types. Why, I don't know, but he frequently stated that seed production was low and fertility sparse. He also stated working with a mossy type for seed was a bear. The "moss" is juicy and sticky, not to mention prickly, leaving your hands quite messy and everything you touch, sticking to your fingers. Collecting any possible pollen and applying it to non mossed types is a far cleaner operation as is harvesting any resulting seeds.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 22 JAN 14 by Jeffrey
Thank-you for your wonderful insights re: mosses as pollen parents, climbers and etc. I think I prefer cresting to moss, but there are some mosses in my collection. I actually prefer climbers, but I have space in my garden. I LOVE using miniatures as lower hedging or edging where possible, so I go to the other extreme, as well.

Then, of course, I have shrubs, too.

I guess I just love roses in my landscape.

I'll keep looking for images of your crosses as you post them and if any come available commercially, consider me in line to buy.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 25 JAN 14 by Rupert, Kim L.
You're welcome Jeffrey, thank you. Though they aren't of crested lineage, I'm also eagerly watching some of the Pretty Lady X Lynnie seedlings from last year. Several have very attractive sepals and may be interesting to breed with the crested line.
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