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'Dickson's Centennial' rose References
Website/Catalog  (1938)  Page(s) 43.  
New Roses 1937. Dickson's Centennial (HT.  A. Dickson & Sons 1936) F. 3.  Long pointed bud, opening into a very large bloom of loose form with rather papery petals.  This results in the flowers losing their shape far too quickly.  The colour is deep glowing crimson which lightens to a clean, bright red later.  Occasional superb blooms have been noticed in favourable weather, but the performance of this variety has been very variable so far.  E. 
Book  (1937)  Page(s) 16.  
Harry H. Hazlewood.  The New Roses of 1937.
Dickson's Centennial, HT. (A. Dickson, 1936). A large bloom of 60 petals, with good colour values. First flowering showed blooms anything but ideal in shape, but the performance has improved considerably since; the petals could show a little more substance. It is hoped that the variety will improve, as everyone will wish it to worthily commemorate the completion of 100 years of business of a firm of the highest integrity
Website/Catalog  (1937)  Page(s) 36.  
New Roses 1937. Dickson's Centennial (HT.  A. Dickson & Sons 1936) Long and pointed bud opening into a very large bloom of loose form and built of huge solid paeony like petals. The colour is a deep glowing crimson with rich, red and black shadings, and as the flower grows the colour changes to bright crimson red. The centre petals of the fully developed flower are a sparkling strawberry red shaded scarlet. Velvety sheen over all the petals. The growth is strong and bushy and the fragrant flowers are freely produced on long, strong stems. Bronze green foliage. 5/- each.‚Äč
A very impressive novelty, keeping its colour well. Some of the early blooms were rather bull headed but later flowers were  excellent. 60 petals.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 209.  
Dickson's Centennial (HT) A. Dickson 1936; velvety dark crimson, shaded bright red and black, center petals flecked strawberry-colour, very large, double, cup form, form of a loose peony, lasting, fragrance 5710, floriferous, very large petals, long stems, growth 6/10, upright, bushy.
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