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'George Elger' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 105-852
most recent 28 FEB SHOW ALL
 
Reply #1 of 8 posted 4 OCT by Margaret Furness
Both have the square-topped buds, and fade to cream. Can't help much, because as far as I can see they're not grown on the same continent.
The plant at Renmark came from Trewallyn Nursery, but it isn't on their current list.
Correction: George Elger is listed for a garden in Texas.
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Reply #2 of 8 posted 4 OCT by AquaEyes
Well, one thing to ask -- does your GE have prickles? The foundling in the US is so-named because it lacks prickles.

There is another possible way to confirm if SSY = GE, and that would be to do a DNA test of SSY as a possible mother of 'Sunshine', whose seed-parent was listed as being GE.

:-)

~Christopher
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Reply #3 of 8 posted 4 OCT by Margaret Furness
I'll check next time I'm in Renmark, which probably won't be till late November. And take cuttings.
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Reply #4 of 8 posted 8 DEC by Margaret Furness
I've been given cuttings 20-25cm long. There are tiny hooks on the petioles, but no obvious prickles further down. Of course I can't comment yet on older wood.
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Reply #5 of 8 posted 27 FEB by AquaEyes
Somehow, my original comment starting this thread disappeared. For anyone else reading it now, I wrote about whether or not 'George Elger' might be the correct identity for the found rose "Schmidt's Smooth Yellow", which has also been likened to 'Eugenie Lamesch'.

:-)

~Christopher
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Reply #6 of 8 posted 27 FEB by Patricia Routley
It hasn't disappeared, Christopher. It is still sitting on the Comments for "Schmidt's Smooth Yellow".

We have Noted that "Schmidt's Smooth Yellow" is
Possibly 'Eugenie Lamesch' 1899
Possibly 'George Elger' 1912
Possibly the same as "Belmont Yellow" but research is on-going
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Reply #7 of 8 posted 27 FEB by Margaret Furness
I had a quick look at old wood on the Renmark plant recently, but the photo failed. No obvious prickles.
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Reply #8 of 8 posted 28 FEB by AquaEyes
Yes, but I posted both there and here, and Margaret Furness responded to it here. That response is now the first post in this discussion, rather than my original here. I just wanted to clarify in case anyone else reads this thread.

:-)

~Christopher
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Reply #9 of 8 posted 28 FEB by Patricia Routley
Yes, I see what you mean Christopher. Something is a little odd - especially when your last comment in this thread is numbered 8 of 7.
....well, it was, a second ago before my reply, which is numbered 9 of 8. (I was never very good with sums.)
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Discussion id : 105-865
most recent 4 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 OCT by CybeRose
'George Elger' was listed in an ad in Natural Gardening Magazine, Volume 57 page 130 (1970). All I can see is a snippet view, so I don't know the company. Probably Bluegrass Discount Nursery, Bowling Green, KY
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Discussion id : 105-864
most recent 4 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 OCT by CybeRose
Florist's Review 38(968): 24 (June 15, 1916)
(San Francisco) Hadley, Ophelia, Prima Donna, George Elger, Irish Elegance and Cecile Brunner also are favorites.

Florist's Review 38(969): 53 (June 22, 1916)
The corsage rose, George Elger, has proved a profitable speciality with Wietor Bros. [Chicago, Ill], who this season are adding Hill's Baby Doll as a running mate.

Florist's Review 38(969): 84 (June 22, 1916)
(Fort Wayne, Ind.) Cecile Brunner, George Elger and Sweetheart roses are in good demand for corsage work, and these varieties are moderately plentiful. 

Florist's Review 39(990): 100 (Nov 16, 1916)
Baby Doll and George Elger are having a good run this season and bid fair to have a permanent place in the hearts of Nashville's flower-loving public.
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Discussion id : 68-202
most recent 16 NOV 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 NOV 12 by Patricia Routley
The pinkish photos in this file are reminding me somewhat of 'Mme. Jules Thibaud'.
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