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'Hawaii' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 73-683
most recent 23 AUG 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 AUG 13 by goncmg
Oh, Hawaii's notably narrow foliage: Tampico has exactly the same foliage which is interesting since South Seas, the other parent, has actually ROUND foliage (and deeper and glossy)....Command Performance ALSO has the narrow foliage.........definately a dominant trait once this one is in the mix and most likely comes from the "unk" seedling Father here as Golden Masterpiece, if I recall, is also dark and glossy and maybe not round but not notably narrow..............Boerner doesn't have many that don't list full parentage but with pelagornin (sp?) being new into the bloodstream via Independence and/or Floradora, this one which got to the gate right with Tropicana and just barely falls short (debatable in my opinion)....maybe Gene got a little cagey ini withholding the info. Sure would love to know what it was, that seedling. Hawaii has that hard star-shape. So close to First Prize which would define the 70's. Boerner came very close to a masterpiece here----considering context and retrospection----cannot begin to guess at that unk seedling which most likely would have had strappy, dull foliage and likely would have been a big carrier of pelagornin...............
Discussion id : 72-702
most recent 1 JUL 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 JUL 13 by goncmg
One of my favorites! A precursor to Tropicana which would appear a few years later and not as orange or as intensely colored as Tropicana, but absolutely beautiful in its own right, a golden toned bright coral that leans orangish for me when cooler, pink when the temps are hot. Foliage, light green, is distinctively narrow and the blooms can be absolutely stunning in form: huge, star shaped, formal. Seems to be a little susceptible with blackspot, as expected for its age, but worth growing for anyone who enjoys this color and/or has a historic interest in Hybrid Teas for this one, like Tropicana which over-shadowed it, was also used extensively in breeding in the orange-crazed 60's (and sometimes they were united, such as when they created Command Performance!)........a decent rose in its own right (I believe it was also a J&P Rose of the Year), somewhat forgotten, Hawaii is basically the "Vivian Vance" to Tropicana's "Lucille Ball" and should be preserved and more widely grown....................
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