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'R. primula' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 91-779
most recent 10 MAY 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 28 MAR 16 by Jukka K
I got R. primula from Belle Epoque, Holland, two years ago. Thd foliage is very small, shiny, and extremely fragrant, even pungent at close range. This must be the true species. I had one from another nursery years ago and it had no scented foliage.
R. primula is from a continental hot-summer climates, so likely will be short-lived here (Finland). There were a few flowers on my plant last summer and I was able to collect some pollen. I pollinated R. rubiginosa with it and got a small number of seeds. My aim is to create hybrids with fragrant foliage and better adaptation to our climate. Another hybrid partner could be R. glutinosa.

Reply #1 of 4 posted 29 MAR 16 by Give me caffeine
Interesting project. Best of luck with that. The results could be good.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 29 MAR 16 by Jukka K
Thanks, Gmc. In my dreams there would be a mix of fragrance genes in the progeny so that completely new notes would emerge from the pine, apple-mint and incense scents of these species. A bit like in scented geraniums. :)
Reply #3 of 4 posted 8 APR 16 by Raynyk
Good luck with this interesting project!
Reply #4 of 4 posted 10 MAY 18 by JasonSims1984
Did your fragrant foliage project ever produce anything interesting? :)
Discussion id : 105-280
most recent 3 SEP 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 SEP 17 by Andrew from Dolton
Would this rose grow in a cool damp climate?
Discussion id : 91-596
most recent 20 MAR 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 MAR 16 by Tessie
How do I create a listing for a rose that I bred? I have a seedling of R. primula, that I've named already, and I want to add it to HMF. It's name is Gizi's Rose.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 20 MAR 16 by HMF Admin
Contact the support department and they will be happy to help.
Discussion id : 88-049
most recent 24 SEP 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 SEP 15 by Michael Garhart
Probably the best species rose I have ever seen or grown, and, sadly, it is extremely hard to find!
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