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'Red Explorer' rose References
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 248.  
Explorer, Red (multiflora) Penny 1928; sport of Miss Edith Cavell; glossy crimson-scarlet, shaded blackish, 3 cm., double, large clusters, continuous bloom with interruptions, growth 8/10, climbing, 3 m., hardy. Sangerhausen
Article (misc)  (1935)  Page(s) 102.  
The Climbing Polyantha, Red Explorer, a sport of 'Edith Cavell', is vigorous and you can almost always find a cluster of blooms on it. It is one of the rambler type that does not mildew, and I think replaces the old 'Crimson Rambler'.
Website/Catalog  (1934)  Page(s) 41.  
New Roses 1933.  Red Explorer Clb. Mult.  (Penny 1928) 5.  A climbing sport of 'Miss Edith Cavell', with the same dark crimson blooms which are produced in large clusters.  Its free flowering qualities have not been proved so far.  E. 
Website/Catalog  (1933)  Page(s) 45.  
New Roses 1933.  Red Explorer (Clb. Mult.  Penny 1928) A climbing sport from 'Miss Edith Cavell'.  The plant is covered in the spring with thick clusters of small, rich red flowers.  Growth is much branched and spreading, similar to 'Dorothy Perkins', and it makes a wonderful pergola rose or bank covering. 4/- each.
Blooms identical to dwarf; if free flowering this will be an acquisition.
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