Viking Queen

Henry in reference to your post to Alicia P. about V.Q.

Since 2001 I’ve been using it as both pollen (somewhat stingy) and seed parent. From 2001-2003 I found that it would not accept pollen from a number of roses.

Here’s the breakdown on the 2004 X’s using V.Q. as seed parent that I know work.

Seed x Pollen ----- Hips/cross – seeds – Germ.-- percent%

V.Q. X John Davis 3/3-- 32-- 7-- 21.9

V.Q. X Morden Blush 1/3-- 19-- 10-- 52.6

V.Q. X Morden Sunrise 3/3-- 41-- 12-- 29.3

V.Q. X Ramblin Red 3/3-- 50-- 26-- 52.0

V.Q. X Prairie Sunrise 1/3-- 14-- 4 – 28.6

V.Q. X Golden Celebration 2/3-- 10-- 2-- 20.0

V.Q. X Quadra 5/7-- 16-- 7-- 43.8

2005 X’s

Seed x Pollen-----Hips/cross–Seeds–Germ.–percent

V.Q. X Morden Sunrise 3/3-- 62-- (All still stratifying)

V.Q. X Morden Blush 2/3-- 40-- "

V.Q. X John Davis 3/3-- 66-- "

V.Q. X Lambert Closse 2/3-- 22-- "

V.Q. X Morden Centennial 3/3-- 51-- "

V.Q. X Ramblin Red 1/3-- 11-- "

V.Q. X Quadra 1/3-- 12-- "

Good Luck,

Brad

Wow! you should get something for northern gardeners out of that batch. Congratulations!