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'Sunburst' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 82-644
most recent 23 JAN 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JAN 15 by John Hook
I've been informed that Fabian Ducher sells this rose
Discussion id : 81-047
most recent 17 OCT 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 13 OCT 14 by Puns 'n' Roses
How can such an important rose, having eight thousand decendants, disappear from gardens and commerce? I wonder.
Has anyone of the senior HMF members seen this rose or knows someone who has?
And has anyone an explanation as to why this rose has perished, unnoticed?
Reply #1 of 4 posted 13 OCT 14 by Margaret Furness
I have a vague memory that hmf lists 60,000 rose cultivars.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 13 OCT 14 by Puns 'n' Roses
Yes, I do realize there is a huge number of roses, but most of them don't even have any progeny. I click on the "descendants by generation" button on HMF a lot and I've learned that 8000 descendants means this rose must have been one of the good ones.
I'm curious as to why it perished; not enough frost hardiness, better roses amongst its own progeny, over-propagated and sickly plant, now that's just me phantasizing, but still, it's a serious question: why? I thought maybe someone had seen Sunburst "in person" and could shed some light on it.
From the old pictures, it looks a gorgeous rose.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 13 OCT 14 by Jane Z
Have you read all the reference pages? the comments from H R Darlington in 1921 are informative
Reply #4 of 4 posted 17 OCT 14 by Simon Voorwinde
With 8000 descendants there is a good chance that quite a few of them are better than the original, such is the nature of breeding...
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