May 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5730 Grove St, Edina, MN 55436, USA
Out of the several North American rose species Rosa setigera or the blackberry rose is one of the most unusual.Like blackberries it blooms in late June/early July has a similar arching growth habit and like some blackberries has functionally separate male and female plants.Much attention has been given to it recently as it is one of the very few sources of resistance to rose rosette disease.Beginning in 1999 David Zlezak,Kathy Zuzak and Stan Hokanson have been working on understanding the inheritance of gender in this unusual species and unlocking ways to generate hybrids with our modern roses.David will highlight what they learned and show some pictures of some that have been generated.
Dr. David Zlesak is associate professor of horticulture at University of Wisconsin River Falls,rose and plant breeder.
Second half of meeting will feature Lois Ann Helgeson discussing the TCRC rose show.
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