'Minnie Francis' rose References
Book (1924) Page(s) 85.
Mrs. W. F. Allen, Oldsmar. Fla. There CAN be Roses in Florida!
....I know from observation that 'Minnie Francis' and .... are at their best in this section.
Editor: About this rose 'Minnie Francis', there seems to be some mystery. Mr. Gersdorff's careful list records it merely as a tea of "America". In Florida it is reputed to be of Floridian origin, but without authentic details. The editor saw it blooming at the Reasoner Nurseries in late February, and to him it seemed like an improved and somewhat darker 'Mme. Lambard'. It grows to considerable height as a bush, and is apparently of much value. No northern catalogue mentions it.
Book (1923) Page(s) 432.
MINNIE FRANCIS. Tea. (America.)
NB: The American Joint Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature indicates accepted names with capital letters; the use of any names given in italics is discouraged.
Website/Catalog (1917) Page(s) 44.
Minnie Francis. (Tea) Pink, orange at base of petals, buds long and pointed, open flowers showy; a strong, vigorous grower.
Book (1916) Page(s) 97.
H. Harold Hume, Glen St. Mary, Fla. Roses in the Lower South.
The great roses for the South are the Teas and the Hybrid Teas, and in a climate where they will bloom almost the year
round, they should be given the large place. Among the varieties tried and found best suited, as bush roses and as climbers - some very old, others comparatively new — are Freiherr von Marschall, Papa Gontier, Gruss an Teplitz, Reine Marie Henriette, Bon Silene, Duchesse de Brabant, Mme. Joseph Schwartz, Mme. Jules Grolez, Mme. Lambard, Minnie Francis, Maman Cochet, Santa Rosa, Devoniensis (climber), Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, Marie van Houtte, Queen, White Maman Cochet, Isabella Sprunt, Reve d'Or, Safrano, and Solfaterre.
Website/Catalog (1915) Page(s) 46.
The Rose is at home in the South, where we can produce flowres of all kinds nearly the year around...
Minnie Frances [sic]. Tea. Might be called an improved Bon Silene. Very find deep pink rose; vigorous; splendid rose for Florida.
Website/Catalog (1911) Page(s) 25.
Minnie Francis. (Tea) A new Tea rose, originating at Charleston, S.C. It has now been tested long enough to prove its worth, and we list for the first time. Color, fine chamois red, richly shaded with velvety crimson. Buds long and pointed, very free and constant bloomer.
Website/Catalog (1906) Page(s) 36.
Minnie Francis. (Tea) This is a new Tea Rose, originating on the Noisette Farm at Charleston. A member of our firm secured the original stock from the owners a few years ago. we have tested it in our grounds and find it to be of special merit, and have named it as above, considering it worthy of the name of a sister of the Griffing Brothers. It is the best growing Tea Rose we have ever seen, making a very large, strong bush in one season, and in two or three years will make a spread of from 4 to 6 feet. Flowers are extra large and full, buds long and pointed; color fine chamois red, richly shaded with velvety crimson; very sweet and a constant bloomer. We recommend it as extra fine.
Magazine (1905) Page(s) 73.
Report of Committeee on Ornamentals By Mrs. C. T. McCarty.
The following list comprises the names of those roses which I hold as "tried and true":