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In Praise of Roses
 
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 127.  
 
Coral Star [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] England, 1968, Robinson; parentage unknown... soft coral pink, with deeper salmon shadings...
 
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 129.  
 
Diorama [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Description... golden apricot, tinged pink... A variety that wasn't seen at its best in trials in Britain, at least in my opinion, but has gone ahead steadily since it came into the lists.
 
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 129.  
 
Dorothy Peach [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Introduced in Britain 1958. Description... classic exhibition shape; deep-yellow flushed pink...
 
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 124.  
 
Duke of Windsor [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Introduced in Britain in 1968. Parentage: 'Spartan' x 'Montezuma'; light vermilion, a softer 'Super Star' colour, with a sheen... Where 'Super Star' colour is required in a lower-growing rose, the Duke is our best answer yet... Certificate of Merit, Britain, 1968.
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 127.  
 
Eden Rose [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Description... bright tyrian rose; growth 'Peace' height...
 
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 137.  
 
[Svend Poulsen] used 'Orléans Rose', reputed to be another Mme. Levavasseur' seedling, crossed with another crimson hybrid tea, 'Red Star', a semi-double. They produced 'Else [Poulsen'] and 'Kirsten Poulsen', which in 1924 were to set the whole rose world on the trail of new wonders... 'Else' ('Joan Anderson' in the United States) was a clear, deep, rose-pink semi-double, 'Kirsten' a bright scarlet single. Both were landmarks, to be planted all over the world for their brightness and hardiness...
 
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 127.  
 
Embassy [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] England, 1969, Sanday; parentage unknown... flowers of pale gold, veined apricot and palest carmine...
 
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 123.  
 
Ena Harkness [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Description... crimson scarlet... its only fault is a tendency to hang its head...
 
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 32.  
 
'Ena Harkness', one of the finest roses of our time, was raised by an amateur, Mr. Albert Norman, whose real job was connected with diamond cutting in Hatton Garden. But his success with 'Ena' was no fluke, for he also gave us 'Frensham', for many years the best seller among floribundas, and he later produced 'Isobel Harkness', 'Ann Elizabeth', 'Vera Dalton', and others.
 
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 123.  
 
Ernest H. Morse [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Parentage: 'Prima Ballerina' x 'Brilliant'. Description... turkey-red...
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