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most recent 14 MAY SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 3 FEB by JasonSims1984
Does this rose have any kind of foliage fragrance?
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 4 FEB by Patricia Routley
I smelt my 'Hebe's Lip' mature and old foliage yesterday in late (dry) summer. Not a whiff of any smell.
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 5 FEB by JasonSims1984
Thank you :).


I would love to combine eglanteria leaf scent with damask moss into a modern rose.
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 8 MAY by Plazbo
eglanteria foilage fragrance seems to mostly (or only) pass from the pod parent
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 14 MAY by JasonSims1984
Thank you :)
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 14 MAY by Andrew from Dolton
I have always thought that this rose may descended from Rosa arvensis, the way the buds show red just as they begin to open but open pure white is very similar to this rose.
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most recent 13 APR SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 11 FEB by JasonSims1984
Supposedly the foliage of this rose is fragrant? Heirloom Roses lists it with that description. The lineage shows sweetbriar on both sides.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 13 APR by AndrewBarocco
I can absolutely confirm that. It is not as strong or as pronounced as a pure-blooded sweetbriar, and it takes just the right weather conditions to be noticeable, but it is amazing intoxicating when it does. It's the same foliar fragrance as the bud tips of Brite Eyes and Sunny Knock-Out.
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Initial post 12 FEB by JasonSims1984
I wonder why this rose hasn't been used in hybridizing very much. Those glossy leaves clearly offer some potential. Rugosa x laevigata ought to be a no brainer for a disease resistant and climate adapted line.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 15 FEB by Salix
People have tried! It does not cross easily.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 16 FEB by JasonSims1984
I see. Do its descendents have the same problem? Is it being used in tet crosses or dip? I kind of feel like creating a diploid line of roses could be a very profitable venture. Reinvent the hybrid tea as a diploid.

Hollandica looks kind of promising as a starting point.

(Moschata x Chinensis) x Rugosa.

Gigantea and chinensis are dip. It just needs the appropriate tea to get the right flower form. If no one else has done it, I certainly will.
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most recent 13 FEB HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 12 FEB by JasonSims1984
Looks way too dark
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 13 FEB by orsola
This shrub with maternal company Rosen Tantau in Uetersen, who bred this variety.
So why do you question this variation? After all, it is signed where the photo was taken.
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