Has anyone tried these yet, either as plants or as breeders?
Dawn Star is one of the “new” Buck roses, and it has 2 doses of Applejack in it. Im wildly curious about this one. The color is average, but not bad.
Grande Amore is a healthy red HT, which is a pretty rare combo. I need to acquire it, even if it isnt a good breeder. Everyone needs a good red cut rose :]
Honeysweet, the Buck rose bred from a massive-sized and highly unusually colored HT, Vienna Charm (deep ochre gold). I have Winter Sunset, but WS fades so badly that its white during the summer, even in Oregon. HS has lasting color.
I plan on using Honeysweet to cross with my Penny Lane, which is New Dawn/Anne Harkness, and Salita (the hardy, neon orange-red climber) hybrid to see if I can attain a nice coral climber. The current hybrid has OGR form in dusky coral, but it has New Dawn’s lame growth pattern and the color isnt “popping” good enough for a climber. I want to create a healthy, hardy, tame, coral-toned climber than is neither dull or overpowering. The scarlet climbers are too blinding for vertical color and the pink climbers are a dime a dozen. ‘America’ is the right idea on a horrible plant, that is barely even a climber. I grew it as a grandiflora for a decade, lol, because one could prune it to grow as one. Unfortunately, it was weak, for a climbe, with horrible blackspot. Its selling point as a climber was that it bloomed in sellable containers, without needing staking. I think people forget that staking is expensive for nurseries to commit to, and they will avoid selling staked plants 90% of the time.
Im also tempted to cross HS with WS for a better orange shrub stud rose. I have some wonderful orange-toned shrublets from (Cherry Meidiland x Livin Easy) x Oso Easy Paprika that I want to mix with more orange shrub types. If any of ya’ll want color to stick to future generations, use Cherry Meidiland. It produces BRIGHT tones and bicolors in whatever color comes up. It takes 2 generations to breed out the thorns though.
Last, Im tempted to cross Honeysweet onto my own Selfridges x Freedom. I absolutely love this rose, but I think I can do better: