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'Compassion ®' rose References
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 208.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Oct 1993)  Page(s) 23.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Jul 1993)  Page(s) 86.  
Compassion Description... Well-shaped Hybrid Tea flowers... salmon-pink tinted with apricot-orange...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 104.  
Large-flowered climber, orange-pink, 1972, ('Belle de Londres'); 'White Cockade' x 'Prima Ballerina'; Harkness, 1973. Flowers salmon pink shaded apricot, double (36 petals), large blooms borne singly or in 3's; sweet fragrance; foliage large, dark; large, rediish prickles; medium, budhy growth.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 155.  Includes photo(s).
Compassion ('Belle de Londres') Synstylae. Parentage: 'White Cockade' x 'Prima Ballerina'. England 1973. Description and cultivation... double flowers of soft apricot blushed over with coppery-pink leaving an apricot glow to show through...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 122.  Includes photo(s).
('Compassion', 'Belle de Londres') A climbing Hybrid Tea. A strong, healthy grower it is a superb rose in every way. Harkness (Britain) 1974. ('White Cockade' x 'Prima Ballerina')
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 23.  
('Belle de Londres') Large-flowered Climber; pink shaded apricot; blooms large, double; growth stiff, branching, 10 x 8 ft (3 x 2.5 m) or if pruned hard as a shrub, 5 x 5 ft (1.5 x 1.5 m); large dark leaves; good scent. 'White Cockade' x 'Prima Ballerina'. Harkness 1973.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 146-147.  Includes photo(s).
Compassion Climbing Hybrid Tea. Description.
Book  (1974)  Page(s) 17.  Includes photo(s).
E. F. Allen.  Awards To New Rose Seedlings In Great Britain In 1973
......which are sufficiently strongly scented to be considered for the Henry Edland Memorial Medal. I myself had no difficulty in listing ten such seedlings so it must be considered a vintage year for perfume.  The coveted award finally went to Jack Harkness's 'Compassion' ('White Cockade' x 'Prima Ballerina'), a repeat-flowering climber with attractive pale orange-salmon flowers in clusters and a very strong reliable scent. This had received a Trial Ground Certificate in 1972.
Book  (1973)  Page(s) 31.  
E. F. Allen, England.  R.N.R.S. Awards To New Rose Seedlings In 1972.
Compassion ('White Cockade' x 'Prima Ballerina'). A climber, by Jack Harkness, with scented flowers of a pink and orange blend. The side branches are perhaps too spreading for use as a pillar rose but this would be no disadvartage when trained on a trellis. It is too soon to judge how well it repeats in autumn. Trial Ground Certificate. 
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