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The Rose: An Encyclopedia of North American Roses, Rosarians, and Rose Lore
(1993)  Page(s) 112.  
 
In 1990 reporter Charles Hillinger, in the Los Angeles Times, told the story of the naming of one rose. Breeder Ralph Moore entered his bank in Visalia, California, carrying a yellow and pink miniature rose in a small pot. He stopped by the desk of bank vice president Mary Hill... and named the rose for her...
 
(1993)  Page(s) 106.  
 
The seeds for 'Mister Lincoln' -- a cross of two famous reds, 'Chrysler Imperial' and 'Charles Mallerin' -- were thought to have died in a refrigeration accident. Somehow they survived. Among the roses produced from these seeds in 1964 were two of the finest reds ever, 'Oklahoma' and 'Mister Lincoln'... Herb Swim wrote that he did not notice the original plant, which was growing at the end of a seedling row, until it was about six feet tall. It had fifty flowers on it in various stages of maturity, and he always remembered the thrill it gave him... Years later, Swim told me that of all the roses he bred, 'Mister Lincoln' gave him the greatest satisfaction...
(1993)  Page(s) 106.  
 
The seeds for 'Mister Lincoln' -- a cross of two famous reds, 'Chrysler Imperial' and 'Charles Mallerin' -- were thought to have died in a refrigeration accident. Somehow they survived. Among the roses produced from these seeds in 1964 were two of the finest reds ever, 'Oklahoma' and 'Mister Lincoln'...
 
(1993)  Page(s) 119.  
 
Old Blush A lot of interesting information about this rose... here are some excerpts... Look in any old graveyard, especially in the southern United States or in the Gold Country of California, and you are almost certain to find 'Old Blush'... This rose survives so widely because of its ability to root and grow from the tiniest slip or cutting taken from a bush. It thrives anywhere except in very cold areas... It became a great favorite because the flowers would bloom in spring and come again for the fall... 'Old Blush' also became known as one of the great stud roses...
(1993)  Page(s) 48.  
 
Mention the name of John Cook to a rose enthusiast, and the immediate response will be Radiance. This is the name of the pink rose that Cook introduced in 1908 -- a rose that has been called a world rose...
(1993)  Page(s) 84.  
 
Herbert Hoover Introduced on the day Hoover was elected President in 1928, this fragrant orange, rose, and gold hybrid tea became famous as a greenhouse rose... It produced a notable sport in 1935 called Texas Centennial... also Texas Gold...
(1993)  Page(s) 75.  
 
[Princess] Grace had chosen the rose because it was nearest in color to the Monaco flag, a rouge and cream... Since her death in a car accident in 1982, blooms from these roses have been placed regularly on her crypt in the Cathedral of Monaco.
(1993)  Page(s) 112.  
 
Rose Gilardi is American Rose Society District Director for California.
(1993)  Page(s) 64.  
 
Samantha One of the best American-bred greenhouse roses... an outstanding red developed by William Warriner at Jackson & Perkins... registered as a flora-tea... its blooms last longer than all other red roses...
(1993)  Page(s) 132.  
 
Saturnia, red blend, hybrid tea, Luigi Aicardi
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