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Initial post 28 SEP by Michael Garhart
From pics, looks like a Double Knock Out hybrid with HT type. No confirmation yet.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 15 DEC by goncmg
This one caught my eye in the J&P catalogue. The photo there makes the bloom appear bigger, full, modestly formal in shape, light red with somewhat creamy red tones. Appears there like something I would love. Photos here look totally different, rounded bloom, generic "Knock Out" magenta-ish color, blooms rounded and ruffled and smallish. Looks like something I would not love. Does look like it might readily set hips. But here looks totally generic with a strident color. Have you seen it or grown it, Michael? Any updates?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 20 DEC by viscount89
In cooler weather, it is magenta with gorgeous red tones on the edges of the petals. In the heat, it is a bright magenta. Much prettier than KNOCKOUT. Plus, it has a nice, lush petal texture. Mine is own root and 2 years old.
The scent is divine...
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 5 days ago by Michael Garhart
No updates. I never grew it.

I was right that it was from DKO though.

I have Claret, which I ADORE, so most of these dark HTs would have to really wow me to try something new in that category.
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most recent 30 JUL HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 30 JUL by goncmg
Completely the wrong rose.
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most recent 9 JUL SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 7 FEB by goncmg
One that could be Nacogdoches. Anyone recall the traits of this one?
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 8 FEB by Patricia Routley
Would the Patent help?
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 8 FEB by goncmg
I doubt it. Nacogdoches just needs to be grown next to every yellow introduced from 1970 on, lol. Most everyone seems to agree it is relatively quite modern and a variety that at least for some small window was on mass release here in the US. It is similar to Sunblest/Landora and also similar to Sunbright but it isn't either of those two. Something like this one would be a promising candidate for the real ID but we need pics to rule it in or out and an actual plant, probably, to make any positive ID.
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 9 FEB by Patricia Routley
I am disappointed. The patents show:
‘Sun Glory’ with deep yellow buds, yellow blooms with the base intensely yellow.
‘Sunbright’s colour is chrome yellow.

‘Sun Glory’ is borne singly
‘Sunbright’ is borne singly and in clusters.

‘Sun Glory’s prickles are downward-hooking.
‘Sunbright’’s prickles are long and straight.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 10 FEB by goncmg
Well, I think we all do love a good rose mystery! And we have a doozy here!
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 9 JUL by Michael Garhart
My general description of Sunbright is someone took Sunsprite, beat it with a baseball bat, covered it in tacks, and flicked black paint on the foliage.

Can't miss it! Looks awful. Its lucky if it can grow 2' here.
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most recent 20 JUN SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 11 MAY 13 by goncmg
Miniatures leave me cold. Never liked them, still do not, but am out of room and now looking at my old rose annuals 1960-80 and realized for whatever reason, little Sheri Anne here is an amazingly "important" parent of many miniatures. So I ordered 3 from Heirloom and will see what happens when she is crossed with some recent introductions................I do love some orange-red....................maybe I can learn to love miniatures.................
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 11 MAY 13 by Patricia Routley
They're hell when you get older and someone tells you it has a wonderful perfume.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 11 MAY 13 by goncmg
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! That old song that has some verse "and a taste of honey is worse than none at all" is how I feel about miniatures! SO many actually DO have shockingly good form, amazing colors, some have these traits that never have appeared in the "big ones" and maybe never will.............I just like my roses----as you know---big, loud, lusty................dislike miniatures, loathe singles (Dainty Bess is, in my opinion, proof that the old fable "The Emperor Has No Clothes' is totally TRUE, lol).............and I clearly remember 1978-90 when anything miniature just got released. The craze, the craze. And some good ones did get lost in the tsunami................78-90 seems to almost relate to miniatures as maybe the 30's did to those "post" pernitiana colors?????? Trying to open my heart and mind, lol. Sheri Anne is SPOT ON for what I look for in a BIG one...............
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 20 JUN by Michael Garhart
'Sunrosa Orange Delight. is a super easy keeper and do'er, if you're looking for an orange mini that requires low mileage effort. 'Sunrosa Red' as well.

Urban Legend and Honey Bun are also easy mini do-ers, but they're super prickly and tend to ramble a bit so not quite the same.
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