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Great Western  rose photo courtesy of John A Starnes Jr.
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most recent 15 OCT 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 OCT 17 by thebig-bear

I'm wondering about using this rose as a seed parent in my own breeding work, and I'm interested to see that you have used it. Please could you tell me; how well did it set seed, how many seeds per hip, percentage germinate etc? Did it have repeat-flowering offspring at all? Also, how shade tolerant did you find it, and what about in poor soils?

Many thanks,

Reply #1 of 2 posted 14 OCT 17 by Starnes Jr., John A.
It did well for me in Denver years ago as a seed parent, but this once bloomer was the only seedling I kept. Here in Tampa it survived for three years, rarely bloomed, then died. Good luck! John
Reply #2 of 2 posted 15 OCT 17 by thebig-bear
Thanks John.
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