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May 2, 2018 10:38 AM CST
UK
How can I find out which roses were originally hybridised in Spain? I'm particularly looking for roses that would have been around in Spain about 80 to 100 years ago.
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May 2, 2018 11:49 AM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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The last two paragraphs of this article will tell you something about Pedro Dot, the most famous hybridizer of Spanish roses 80 years ago.

https://garden.org/ideas/view/...
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May 3, 2018 9:20 AM CST
UK
Thanks. In looking into that I found out about Eugenio Fojo and his La Florida nursery, which turns out to be more interesting to me. Using your search form I found their Irene Churruca rose but not their La Florida rose. Does that mean the La Florida rose is no longer in production?
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May 3, 2018 10:15 AM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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There's a good chance that La Florida is no longer available in commerce. Irene Churruca probably is the only Fojo rose that's still on display in a number of public gardens and is available commercially.
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May 3, 2018 10:20 AM CST
UK
Is there an international rose group that would know for certain if the La Florida is still available?
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May 3, 2018 10:27 AM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level
I personally don't know of any such group. Perhaps someone else here does. If I were trying to find an elusive rose, I probably would post a comment in the entry for the rose on HMF.com, although that entry shows no commercial sources for this rose and only one garden displaying it:
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose...
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May 9, 2018 10:02 AM CST
UK
I can't believe it! I found a supplier of the rose in question right here in England Hurray!
- but I just missed them, now I have to wait until November Sad
That is, the Irene Churucca that I'd turned my attention to, which was very hard to track down.
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