Photo courtesy of GeorgeZ
California, United States
I have an interesting collection of roses. Not many of the roses would appeal to general tastes. Those that have been with me the longest are Fantin LaTour, William Lobb, and Madame Hardy. Years ago, I bought the Peter Beales video on roses where he comes upon Fantin LaTour being used as a climber on a stout wall. I had been doing this on a stout arbor for years before I saw the video and felt vindicated in my use of this hybrid centifolia. Presently, I have growing a white sport of Eglantyne, an Austin English rose with plans to send it to the rose trials in Shreveport.
As of 10/2016 I retired and moved to California. Several gardeners dug up my roses before I left and are successfully growing them. I never sent the sport of Eglanyne to Shreveport as the requirements for testing a new rose has changed and is far too expensive and complicated without being a commercial nursery than I can undertake. I hope this does not deter hybridizers like the ones that developed Rambling Red and others.
In 2017, the white sport of Eglantyne, Sue Durkin, was accepted into the ICRA.
Breeder, Rustler, Show exhibitor
Last visit: Thursday, January 18th