What are the rose patent rules in USA?
I'm going to start breeding roses soon (hopefully this year) and was thinking if by some miracle I breed a really nice, and hopefully unique, rose that I might try to sell it commercially.
I remember once reading that if one was to put any kind of identifying information about a plant in a public source, such as an online forum, that the plant cannot be patentened. Among the examples listed were mentioning the parents of the plant and posting pictures. This sounds really made up as it doesn't make any sense. I tried to find patent information online, but it's all gobblety-gook to me.
Those who live in the USA or are familiar with our laws, can you tell me if it's true and I should not even post pictures of my baby roses until after they're patented or I decide they aren't good enough to patent?