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'George Elger' rose Reviews & Comments
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. Maybe Stark Bro's.
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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 : 105-852
most recent 4 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 OCT by AquaEyes
Has anyone compared this rose to "Schmidt's Smooth Yellow"?

http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.66582

I know there's a feeling that rose may be 'Eugenie Lamesch' but old depictions of that rose show prickles. Pictures of 'George Elger' seem to indicate a "smooth" rose. And the buds and blooms are very similar.

Something to think about.

:-)

~Christopher
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Reply #1 of 3 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.
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Reply #2 of 3 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 3 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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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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