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'Shafter' rose References
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 298-299.  
 
Dr. Huey ('Dr. Robert Huey') Wichuraiana. Capt. Thomas/Bobbink & Atkins, A.N. Pierson, 1920. From 'Ethel' x 'Grüss an Teplitz'. The author cites information from different sources... Fine Wichuraiana with fairly large, beautifully ruffled flowers of fiery maroon-red... a large, semi-double, deep red climber of one period of bloom. It is hardy... [Raised by] Capt. George C. Thomas [in] 1914; intro. by Bobbink & Atkins and A.N. Pierson [in] 1920... The name for it... was announced at the meeting of the American Rose Society held in the Bloomfield Gardens on June 4, 1919, when the rose created great enthusiasm among the many experts there... [Dr. Huey writing about his own experiences] "I purchased a home and two acres of ground in 1877, and began to try to grow roses. There was then little reliable information to be had, and the flowers that resulted compared most unfavorably with the illustrations in the catalogues, while the plants would die by the dozen. Persevering, I finally met with success, and knowing that many others were thirsting for knowledge I began writing and talking of my experiences and how my difficulties were overcome, thus doing a sort of rose missionary work..." Dr. Robert Huey died on 12 March 1928.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 137.  
 
Dr. Huey Large-flowered Climber, dark red, 1914, ('Shafter'); 'Ethel' x 'Gruss an Teplitz'; Thomas. Description... Used as understock under the name 'Shafter'.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 132.  Includes photo(s).
 
('Dr. Huey', 'Shafter') A Wichuraiana hybrid, extensively used as an understock in USA but really a good plant in its own right. Thomas (USA) 1920. ('Ethel' x 'Gruss an Teplitz')
Photographed in the Grafton Cemetery, California, presumably a reverted understock.
Book  (May 1992)  Page(s) 315, 316.  Includes photo(s).
 
Page 315: Dr. Huey ('Shafter') Thomas (USA) 1920. 'Ehtel' x 'Grüss an Teplitz'... semi-double blooms of crimson-maroon with prominent yellow anthers... rich green, semi-glossy foliage. Used extensively as an understock under the name 'Shafter', especially in the USA and Australia.
Page 316: [PHOTO]
Book  (1990)  Page(s) 141.  
 
Dr. Huey 1914. Description. Flowers: deep red, semi-double, medium...
Book  (1956)  Page(s) 83.  
 
Andre Leroy. Observations on the Shafter Stock ('Dr. Huey').....
Book  (1947)  Page(s) 157.  
 
Herbert C. Swim. An Old Rose Alias a New Understock. Back in 1914 when Captain George C. Thomas produced the rose which he named 'Dr, Huey' by pollinating flowers of the variety 'Ethel' with pollen from 'Gruss an Teplitz' .....
Website/Catalog  (1938)  Page(s) 14.  
 
Rosa Wichurana. Docteur Huey (Thomas 14), dark carmine or dark scarlet, with yellow stamens, semi-double
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 355.  
 
Huey, Dr. (hybrid wichurana) Cpt. thomas 1914; Ethel X Gr. an Teplitz; glossy dark crimson to maroon, light yellow stamens, medium size, semi-double, lasting, in clusters of 3-4, floriferous, long branches, growth 8/10, climbing.
Book  (1932)  Page(s) 42.  
 
Rose Understocks in a Four-Year Test at Shafter, Calif. .....Shafter is located in the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley of California.
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