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'Sensation' rose References
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 543.  
Sensation Hybrid Tea, scarlet-crimson, 1922, 'Hoosier Beauty' x 'Premier'; Hill, J.H., Co. Description.
Website/Catalog  (1945)  Page(s) 22.  
'Sensation'. Scarlet crimson with maroon markings; growth excellent.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 659.  
Sensation (HT) J. H. Hill 1922: Hoosier Beauty X Premier; dark scarlet-crimson, shaded maroon-brown, very large, double, high-centered, open, lasting, solitary, fragrance 5/10, floriferous, repeats well, long strong stems, growth 5/10, well-branched, dense. Sangerhausen
Website/Catalog  (1926)  Page(s) 37.  
New Roses 1925. Sensation (HT. Jos. Hill Co. ) .....The colour has greatly improved this year but it is still variable. Highly praised in many quarters.
Website/Catalog  (1925)  Page(s) 31.  
New Roses 1925. Sensation (HT) (Jos. Hill Co.) Flower scarlet crimson, with maroon markings, very large, double, Iasting; moderate fragrance; bud very large, long pointed, borne singly on long strong stems. Growth very vigorous, free branching with heavy luxuriant foliage, profuse bloomer. Awarded Gold Medal of the American Rose Society at the important National 
Flower Show, held at Cleveland, U.S.A. 4/- each.
A variety with superb qualities and serious faults. There is a rich orange flush through the crimson at the base while at times the blooms show a very rich sheen. Sometimes the colour is rich as ‘Chateau de Clos Vougeot’, at others a hideous purple shade. Recommended for trial.
Book  (1916)  Page(s) xii.  
In their advertisement, Stratford Rose Nurseries, Stratford, Connecticut, offered these 12 roses for $10.00: 'Mrs. Henry Morse', 'Rev. F. Page-Roberts', Sensation, 'Lady Inchiquin', 'Souvenir de Claudius Pernet', 'Willowmere', 'Mrs. Herbert Stevens', 'Columbia', 'Souvenir de Georges Pernet', 'Mme. Butterfly', 'Etoile de Hollande', and 'Lady Ashtown'. All two-year budded plants, grown in the open field.
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