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'Lullaby' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 118-984
most recent 4 NOV HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 NOV by chersmom
I haven't read through every thread, but I am wondering if anyone knows about whether Lullaby typically produces masses of hips in the fall? I usually prune mine down to size at some point in late summer after major flushes of bloom seem over. I did not have a chance to do that this year and have the most beautiful hips! I will post a photo.
Discussion id : 86-882
most recent 17 MAY 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 27 JUL 15 by Michael Garhart
My mother's birthday was a few days ago. She is currently in PT Rehab, as her broken hip heals. So I made her an arrangement, which included a 'Hot Cocoa' and 'Lullaby'. For a few days, I could not figure out what the potent scent was. I never expected 'Lullaby', since it has never been fragrant outside. But it WAS 'Lullaby'. Extremely potent carnation scent. But only after being cut and taken inside. Go figure, right?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 17 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thanks for the info. on lullaby. Carnation is my favorite scent, so refreshing !!
Discussion id : 85-325
most recent 9 JAN 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 MAY 15 by Michael Garhart
This rose is virtually sterile. Attempts at using it as a seed parent, for about 4 years, has resulted in zero hip set. This year, I noticed it actually had pollen on it. The first time in its 8 year life. Unfortunately, each bloom had 1-2 kernels of pollen each. 30 blooms later, I might have enough pollen to pollinate one bloom of another rose. Talk about work!
Reply #1 of 7 posted 25 MAY 15 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
USE them! I've had surprising success using miniscule quantities of pollen.

Even if you only hit a few pistils it could be enough to produce the seed needed to get another generation.

Of course you have to use a really good seed parent.

If I had it here right now I'd know exactly what to do with it. ;-)
Reply #2 of 7 posted 25 MAY 15 by Michael Garhart
I am in the process of figuring out a seed parent. It will be a hard choice. I think that I can do this once more, in about a week, due to how many blooms this plant pumps out. But they have to be at the right stage -- right after they pop, and the apricot begins to fade into white.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 22 JUN 15 by Michael Garhart
(Yellow Brick Road x Golden Eye) x Lullaby hips are swelling and not yellowing, so the pollen is likely fertile. Well, not the parent I ever imagined for Lullaby, but its more fertile than most roses.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 22 JUN 15 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
That's exciting Michael. I'll keep my fingers crossed. I always wanted to try 'Lullaby'.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 9 JAN 17 by Michael Garhart
I think I told you, but I did keep a seedling from this cross. Blooms look like Etoile de Mai. Plant is vigorous, but not huge. Looks like it will be a mounding shrub, like Red Drift. Likely very resistant.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 9 JAN 17 by Salix
Good news! Hopefully I can say the same with my adventures with Porcelaine du Chine
Reply #5 of 7 posted 22 JUN 15 by Salix
Discussion id : 90-990
most recent 18 FEB 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 FEB 16 by kysusan
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