Some say you're not likely to come up with a good rose via open pollination. I think the reasoning is that it's apt to be self-pollinated. But I know the bees around here do a pretty good job of getting pollen around from one part of the neighborhood to the other. For example my lone pear tree sets fruit, pollinated I guess from some distant pear.
Anybody have some good results with open pollinated seedlings? I have op seedlings I like, but have not yet had luck with hybridizing.