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Discussion id : 75-480
most recent 10 DEC 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 DEC 13 by CybeRose
American Rose Annual (1923) p. 183
Why Not Use the Bourbon Blood in Hybridizing?—This is the question raised by J. H. Nicolas, of Indianapolis, Ind., who calls attention to the superb quality of the old Souvenir de la Malmaison and to the fact that it has not been used in breeding. He reports an incidental seedling borne on Souvenir de la Malmaison fertilized by either Seabird or Lemon Queen. This he has named Lucy H. Nicolas. Of it he says, "The foliage and growth habit are the same as Malmaison, and the flower has the same beautiful opalescence but with a marked yellow tinge which is more pronounced in the bud, though remaining lemon-yellow at the base of the petals after two days of torrid sun."

Mr. Nicolas very properly raises the question as to why the hybridizers are neglecting the opportunity to get everblooming quality and opalescence into roses through the use of Souvenir de la Malmaison and other Bourbon roses.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 DEC 13 by jedmar
This seems to be an earlier 'Lucy H. Nicolas' and is added to the database.
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Discussion id : 20-223
most recent 8 JUL 07 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 8 JUL 07 by Patricia Routley
'The Rose Annual', UK 1935, page 128:
Lucy Nicolas, orange flame HT. Conard Pyle Co.

L. P. Rosen, NSW, Australia 1938 catalogue:
Lucy Nicholas [sic] (HT). Coppery coloured coral pink, with a gold shaded refex colour, does not alter with age. Large full flower. Very strong growth, foliage free from disease. lasts well when cut. Gold Medal, Saverne Grand Prix, French Rose Soc.
Patricia Routley
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