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'Rosa sinica Ait. synonym' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 102-409
most recent 10 JUL HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 JUL by Patricia Routley
1911 Hazlewood Bros.
p28. Climbers. Sineca alba. Large, single; pure white, with yellow stamens; deep green foliage
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Discussion id : 99-933
most recent 23 MAY HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 23 MAY by Patricia Routley
1922 Hazlewood Bros.
p42. Botanical Varieties. The Cherokee Rose. Sinica alba. 5. Large pure white single flowers, and bright shining foliage. A strong climber; or may be grown as a large bush.
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Discussion id : 97-481
most recent 16 FEB SHOW ALL
 
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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Discussion id : 94-606
most recent 28 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 AUG 16 by CybeRose
Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society 27: 507-509 (1902/3)
Notes on Chinese Roses
By GEORGE NICHOLSON, A.L.S., V.M.H.

The third Chinese species of this group [Banksianae] is the so-called 'Cherokee' Rose, R. laevigata; this frequently proved tender and flowered sparingly in the neighbourhood of London, but of recent years stocks have been received from Japanese sources which prove hardier and more floriferous than those—probably of Chinese origin—previously in cultivation.
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