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Discussion id : 110-070
most recent 20 APR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 APR by Dusan

I have couple rose plants at my home. Some planted my departed father, some I planted.
I cant identify all but I sure all is before 1995 and maybe 1990. Except a two who I get at local store.

Roses is Westerland (climber, shrub / orange), Don Juan (climber / red), Casino (climber / yellow), Swan lake (climber / white), Maria Callas (Hybrid Tea / pink).
Also I'm not sure about couple more so I will post pictures for identification.

I'm little confused (newer doing this before, I want to start hybridizing roses) about right for seeds like open pollination and crosspollination. Can someone explain me can I use this five roses for open pollination and crosspollination? If I good understand, patents expires after 20, 25 years so that mean I can use this seeds from this roses?

I'm new in this filed and need help what I can and what I can't do.

Thank you.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 19 APR by Margaret Furness
I don't know of any legal restrictions on using roses for breeding. The first thing you should check, before you pollinate a rose, is whether it sets hips. If it doesn't, pollinating it will usually be a waste of time. (I made that mistake when I started!) Swan Lake has no recorded children, so I wouldn't try it. The other four all set hips and have been used for breeding, both as seed (female) parent and as pollen (male) parent.
Good luck!
Reply #2 of 4 posted 19 APR by Dusan
Thank you for this tip for "Swan Lake". I will keep this in mind.
I little confused about plant patents, does that patents affects breeding from seeds...
Reply #3 of 4 posted 19 APR by Margaret Furness
As far as I know, plant patents don't affect breeding from a plant.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 20 APR by Dusan
Thank you very much :)
Discussion id : 104-613
most recent 16 AUG HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 AUG by Margaret Furness
Does anyone know of a nursery that will bud roses in Tasmania?
Discussion id : 97-801
most recent 3 MAR 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 MAR 17 by Brad's Garden
Does anyone know if 'Princesse Impériale' is sterile? I only see one unique descendant for it which is a sport. I breed roses and have a 'Souvenir de la Malmaison', but I would like to use its sport 'Princesse Impériale' as well.
Discussion id : 97-401
most recent 9 FEB 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 FEB 17 by rosefanatico zone4a
Hi, I purchased this rose in Canada. I think it would be great for breeding. The tag said "northern Canadian rose". I thought it was Therese Bugnet but it is not. It looks to have some rugosa in it. The leaves are similar to Therese but the stems are green and the shape is altogether different. It is very hardy with only tip damage in my zone 3b/4. The flower is a clear pink and the fragrance is rich crisp rose. It is disease free and suckers are few and close to the trunk. It has the best repeat of any rose I grow. It is never without bloom and it is the first rose to flower in spring and blooms until heavy frost. No hips but very thorny. I find it is my favorite roses for my zone, a real bloom machine.
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