Hybridizer, breeder, request
Have you dreamed about roses? I have. I've seen a rose in my dreams - quite a stunning pale centered purple edged picotee. But that's not the subject of this post exactly.
Do you wish that certain roses were getting improved and carried forward for particular traits? I do. I'm hoping that there are hybridizers/breeders that take requests. Match maker, match maker....
Hoovb remarked at least a couple times about the fragrance of Eugene de Beauharnais, but recently wrote that it might have to go do to its weaknesses. It's in the purple family if the photos are correct. I've never smelled it; I'd love to, but I trust Hoov.
So, I wish someone would cross Eugene with something very vigorous and hopefully also fragrant and disposed to bearing purple offspring - maybe one of Tom Carruth's purples?