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Garnette Roses
[From The Ultimate Rose Book, by Stirling Macoboy, p. 187:] There is a whole group of popular cut-flower roses called 'Garnette Roses' -- 'Pink Garnette', 'Golden Garnette', 'Deep Pink Garnette' and so on -- the original is 'Garnette'... Most are completely scentless...
[From Botanica's Roses, p. 146:] The Garnette family of roses has been developed principally for the cut-flower market, and do not make very successful garden plants as a result...
[From The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Roses, edited by Mary Moody, p. 228: The group] includes a pink sport named 'Carol' (Amling), 'Garnette Apricot' and 'White Garnette'...
[From The Makers of Heavenly Roses, by Jack Harkness, p. 116:] [Mathias, the elder] became interested in breeding with a wild rose from China... a rose with small, dainty leaves and clouds of little pink flowers, called R. multibracteata. He knew, for all rose breeders know it, that for such a project one should allow at least twenty years; in fact it was twenty-three years before his son reaped the reward of that initiative... 'Garnette' was a marvellous discovery for Mathias Tantau, a red rose with hard petals; it came out in Germany in 1947, and in 1951 was introduced by the Jackson & Perkins Co. in America. A most successful cut flower on account of its durability... Quite a cult arose around 'Garnette'... the growers of cut roses planted glasshouses full of it, and began to discover mutations, of which 'Pink Garnette', from Boerner in 1951, and 'Carol Amling', from Amling & Beltran in 1953, were fairly similar in deep pink. Some nurseries began to offer 'Garnette Roses' in other colours, but apart from having small flowers, most of these had little affinity to the original...
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