'R. wichurana 'Hiawatha'' rose References
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 303.
Hiawatha Description... Named for the Indian hero of Longfellow's narrative poem... deep crimson, single, cupped blooms in large trusses that feature white centers and golden anthers...
Book (1994) Page(s) 109. Includes photo(s).
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 215.
Hiawatha Rambler. Parentage: 'Crimson Rambler' x 'Paul's Carmine Pillar'. Walsh 1904. Description... single flowers in carmine with white centres... For many years it was one of the most popular of Ramblers...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 244.
Hiawatha Rambler, red blend, 1904, 'Crimson Rambler' x 'Paul's Carmine Pillar'; Walsh. Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 142. Includes photo(s).
Hiawatha Polyantha climber. Parentage: 'Crimson Rambler' x 'Paul's Carmine Pillar'. USA 1904. Description and cultivation... clusters of single, small, scarlet flowers with a white eye...
Book (1953) Page(s) 67.
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Book (1943) Page(s) 24.
R. Marion Hatton. The Walsh Ramblers.
'Hiawatha'. (1904.) 'Crimson Rambler' x 'Carmine Pillar('?). Single. Deep Crimson, white base. Repeats sparingly in autumn.
p58. H. R. Darlington. Symposium On The Twelve Best Roses For Growing As Weeping Standards.
Hiawatha (Walsh, 1905). Also six votes. The parentage was given as 'Crimson Rambler' x 'Carmine Pillar which at first raised some doubt as to its admissability among the wichuraiana hybrids; but the character of the foliage and lax growth has, I think, justified its inclusion in that group. The flower is a soft crimson with a white eye, and single, and there must be a trace of yellow in the crimson, for to get its most pleasing effect the plant must be placed so that it may be seen with the reflected light of the setting sun, when it is most beautiful and attractive. Its lax growth makes it eminently suitable for a weeping standard, but I have been unable to detect any fragrance. It is in the late group.
p65. F. S. Harvey-Cant.
Hiawathais my final choice in this select gathering. There is a little lack of constancy, a certain impatience in wet weather. She always appears to have mislaid her powder-puff after a shower of rain and her complexion becomes spotty, but, when conditions rfe favourable she is a very attractive and delightful companion. A bit late to join the real festivities of the party.
p67. Mrs. Corbett,
Hiawatha makes a pretty sight with her red, white eye blooms which, unfortunately, are liable to be spotted by rain. Still for all that she is worthy of a place, and I now visualise the magnificent specimen I once saw in a cottage garden, with the fallen petals lying on the small grass plot, of which she was the centre.
p69. A. Norman, Guildford.
Hiawatha needs to be grown well, but even then she is very liable to mildew.
p71. G. Burch, Wokingham
Hiawatha The blooms are single. This variety does best in a sheltered position, when it will produce a wealth of bloom of great beauty and strong shoots in abundance. Fault - buds and foliage are liable to mildew.
p76. B. W. Price.
Another old favourite not often seen now is Hiawatha. Its single crimson flowers with white centres and golden anthers, are very pleasing and its period of blooming is often prolonged into late Summer.
p79. Walter Easlea, Leigh-on-Sea.
A splendid fifth is H. Hiawatha. It is a gorgeous bit of colour, deep scarlet crimson, large clusters of single blooms with prominent white eye and a rich array of golden anthers. It blooms in mid-July. Many years ago I saw fine specimens of this Rose budded upon extra tall briars some 8 feet high in a garden at Leatherhead, and they presented a wonderful sight, the very long trails covered with bloom nearly touching the ground, a veritable scarlet crimson cascade. If tall briars can be planted in permanent positions and budded there, success is practically certain.
Book (1939) Page(s) 27.
Editor's footnote: The Senior Editor, who loves hardy climbers, wonders why Mr. O'Neal does not mention the Walsh climbers - all truly hardy; mostly single, and of delightful forms as well of great vigour. Seemingly they are almost "out", though excelling most of the newcomers in sheer beauty. At Breeze Hill we are establishing a long hedge-fence of Walsh beauties, in his memory, including Paradise, Evangeline, Hiawatha, Milky Way, Wedding Bells, Excelsa, Troubadour, Sweetheart, Minnehaha, and others. Notice the pleasant names!
Website/Catalog (1938) Page(s) 14.
Rosa Wichurana. Hiawatha (H. walsh 05). Small, single, dark crimson-red, center white, pillar rose, hardy, blooms July-August, slim, flexible canes, magnificent long-blooming, fine decoration rose.