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Discussion id : 81-297
most recent 26 OCT 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 OCT 14 by CybeRose
RHA Newsletter 9(2): 6-7 (1978)
Rosa Rugosa Hybrids x Miniatures
Lyndon Lyon

A number of years ago, I had a large plant of 'Thérèse Bugnet' (R. acicularis x R. rugosa kamtchatica) x (R. amblyotis x R. rugosa plena) x 'Betty Bland', also 'George Will' (R. rugosa x R. acicularis) x garden roses, and 'Will Alderman' (R. rugosa x R. acicularis) x a Hybrid Tea, all in a group. 'Thérèse Bugnet' set abundant hips that year and I planted the seed that fall and grew the seedling under fluorescent lights. One seedling and one only blossomed when about 6 weeks old. The flower was semi-double pink, very fragrant, and had plenty of pollen. The plant was upright growing with red stems, thorny at the base and thornless near the top. I started more plants from cuttings as fast as possible and in the spring set then out in a row.
Pollen from the 'Thérèse Bugnet' quick-blooming seedling, which we call 'Pink Seedling', was used on the diploid miniature and polyantha-like roses that we were working with. We were plagued with poor fertility and poor seed germination and it hasn't been until now that we appear to have obtained the breaks we need. A very hardy 'Pink Seedling' derivative crossed on 'Merry Christmas' and 'Red Can Can' has given us several fertile red flowered seedlings. These and 'Merry Christmas' and 'Red Can Can' are again being crossed with pollen from several quick blooming seedlings of 'Pink Seedling' with improved fertility.
Discussion id : 81-169
most recent 20 OCT 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 OCT 14 by CybeRose
The Canadian Rose Annual (1967) pp. 102-104
Progress in Hardy Everblooming Roses
Saskatoon, Sask.

But what possibilities remain for the use of rugosa in the breeding of hardy everblooming roses? It would appear that if Rosa rugosa is first crossed with Rosa blanda, and then this hybrid is bred to Hybrid Teas of Floribundas, the dominance of rugosa's weak bud-stems and excessive thorniness is broken much more effectively than if repeated infusions are made with the tender roses to a similar degree of loss of hardiness.

The rose Therese Bugnet, which most of us regard as a Blanda Hybrid rather than a Rugosa Hybrid, is an example of the truth of the foregoing assertion. Its percentage of rugosa, however, is substantial, and it is to the rugosa element in its make-up that the fall blooming habit of the variety is due. The limited number of seedlings of Therese Bugnet raised to date suggests that the combination of good features achieved in it was due to an extremely rare and felicitous segregation, but this is no reason, of course, why the line should not be followed much further.
Discussion id : 78-240
most recent 13 MAY 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 MAY 14 by Jay-Jay
It's known, that the flowers of this rose smell like Rugosa Roses and cloves, but this year a distinct fragrance of blackberries is detectable very good.
A very nice combination of scents.
Discussion id : 78-012
most recent 4 MAY 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 MAY 14 by Margit Schowalter
Personal Correspondence: Early 1950'S, Georges Bugnet to Percy Wright, Percy Wright fonds, University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

"I will send you my most satisfactory child. Thérese Bugnet. A lady in Calgary, wrote me that she pulled out all other roses under her parlor windows to replace them by Thérese B.
The parentage is:
Lac la Nonne x R. amblyotis (a single red rose from Siberia) - recrossed again with R. rugosa fl. pl. - and another cross with pollen of Betty Bland.
You can easily mutiply it by cuttings and layering. I does not sucker at all - at least in my clay soil. And you have my permission to sell it. Being now past 71 I am quite free from money-making ambitions.
By using it as mother parent (or pollen parent? I've not tried this) you have a chance of better progeny. The everblooming quality is very prominent, beginning some years before the natives, until frost."
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