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Paul Barden
most recent 23 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JUL by JasonSims1984
Hi Paul. :) I was wondering if you still grow roses and enjoy them, even if you're not actively commercially hybridizing.

I really love the fact that you have focused on damasks, gallicas, mosses, and other classes that have gone out of circulation. I LOVE mosses, crested and damask type. They are so beautiful.

I just want you to know that I plan to take a lot of the stuff you have worked on and carry it forward. Things like Umbra and Crested Damask. Your mosses are very nice roses.

I just wanted to write my not-so-secret-admirer praise. :)

I really respect your hybridizing work. I would love to take the things you have done like Midnight Blue x (Orangeade x fedtschenkoana) and use them to enhance the blue moss roses you have made. I will probably repeat that cross. Or if you still grow that cross or anything like it, I would love to trade plants with you. I have tons of things besides roses, too. Daylilies, Iris. Lots of stuff.

Kim Rupert sent me Oadafed and some (International Herald Tribune x Lila Banks) x fedtschenkoana and other fedtschenkoana derivatives. I look forward to doing a lot of species crosses with them. Mostly rugosas, kordesii, bracteata, moschata, roxburghii, etc. The remontant species.

I just wanted to know if you still work on crosses as a hobby, and what you have been up to. :)

I look forward to hearing from you!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 23 JUL by Barden, Paul
Thank you Jason :-)

I did attempt a few crosses using Crested Damask as both seed and pollen parent years ago, and the only cross I got seeds from was Crested Damask X Crested Jewel. Sadly, most were very weak, mildewy plants, and only three of them flowered: none of them had cresting worth keeping. Its possible you can accomplish something using it, but its just like the rest of the primitive Cristata hybrids: its a compromise and the odds are not in your favor, moving forward.
I still have two plants of the Midnight Blue X OA-Fedt, but out in the open garden, both are very disease prone and tend to build up a lot of dead wood every year (seems as though wood lasts only 2 years before senescing). I've never successfully rooted cuttings of it and it doesn't sucker, so.....

As for hybridizing the genus, I have not made any crosses since 2010 and I have no plans to resume.
Thanks for asking!

most recent 24 MAY SHOW ALL
Initial post 27 APR by JasonSims1984
Did this ever end up being sold commercially?
Reply #1 of 4 posted 24 MAY by Barden, Paul
Reply #2 of 4 posted 24 MAY by JasonSims1984
Sell it to me! No really, like, sell it to me. :)
Reply #3 of 4 posted 24 MAY by Barden, Paul
I don't have a plant of it to sell you.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 24 MAY by JasonSims1984
I'm just playing around. :)
Thank you very much though :)
most recent 24 MAY SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 OCT 14 by Byrnes, Robert L.
I look forward to purchasing this one when it comes to market. Great color and excellent pedigree. This one should be a great parent to work with.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 17 JAN 15 by Salix
RVR is going to release it, but we are all waiting w/ baited breath...
Reply #2 of 2 posted 24 MAY by Barden, Paul
Rogue Valley is NOT going to be releasing this rose. No other nursery has expressed an interest in acquiring it.
most recent 21 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 MAY by Marina's Garden. Crawfordville, FL
If you created only one rose, Marianne, that would be more than enough for you to be remembered by. This is a real masterpiece, Paul. Thank God, you have so many more to share with us and thank you so very much for your labor of love!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 21 MAY by Barden, Paul
Much appreciated, Marina! Very kind of you to say.
Admittedly, I've come to think of 'Marianne' as one of the best things I bred. Its not a perfect rose, but then I've yet to meet one that qualifies for that title.
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