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most recent 17 APR 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 17 APR 11 by gerald.luckhurst
Hello again George,
I thought you might be interested to know that Girija has sent us seed from her Rosa gigantea too. We have planted out twelve young plants - that should cover a few hundred square metres! ;-)

At Monserrate we are planting as many gigantea crosses as we can find. We have a growing number from Viru and also old ones from Alistair Clark - but some are proving difficult to establish in the field as young plants. At the moment Montecito and Bella Blanca are the stars - two Californians.

I am keen to know what you are breeding.

Gerald
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 17 APR 11 by Unregistered Guest
Hi Gerald,
Thanks for sharing. Persica interest me some.....no definite rose breeding strategy at the moment, too new at the breeding side of things.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 17 APR 11 by gerald.luckhurst
No persicas I'm afraid. Our gigantea seed was sown naturally, germinating in the spring after passing though our mild winter in seed trays left outside.

Gerald
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 17 APR 11 by Unregistered Guest
Good one!
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 17 APR 11 by Unregistered Guest
Well done
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most recent 17 APR 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 APR 11 by Unregistered Guest
Hi Gerald.
That is a fantastic species cross!
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 16 APR 11 by gerald.luckhurst
Yes George it is isn't it. Aparently it originated at the Hanbury Gardens and was found by a chance discovery. It is growing vigorously and without any pest or disease problems. At Monserrate we are principally interested in large growing trouble free roses - I think this will be a winner.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 17 APR 11 by Unregistered Guest
All the best with this fab rose!
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most recent 2 APR 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 APR 11 by gerald.luckhurst
This is an old rose bush - one of the few that have survived from the former Rose Garden at Monserrate. Last year I thought it might be Debutante - but now I'm not so sure ....

Gerald
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 1 APR 11 by Patricia Routley
Laure Davoust?
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 2 APR 11 by gerald.luckhurst
Thank you Patricia - your suggestion certainly looks convincing. I shall take more detailed photos to compare with those on file for Laure Davoust.

Gerald
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most recent 6 JUN 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 JUN 10 by jannorcal
This plant appears to be Cl Maman Cochet and not Chromatella. See the member's comment section where there is a discussion about Beales' clone of Chromatella.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 6 JUN 10 by gerald.luckhurst
Thanks jannorcal - yes I am aware of this controversy. It appears that the Beale's clone marketed as 'Cloth of Gold' is not what it seems. Interestingly though there is an old plant at Monserrate that is identical with the Beale's clone. 'Cloth of Gold' is one of the few roses for which we have documented evidence of cultivation. The rose in the photograph was photographed at Miguel Albuquerque's Rosarium at Quinta do Arco - Madeira. I have yet to ask him if it was obtained from Peter Beales as seems likely.

Gerald
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