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'Duke of Connaught' rose References
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 147.  
Duke of Connaught Hybrid Tea, medium red, 1879, 'Adam' x 'Louis van Houtte'; Bennett. Description.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 326.  
Duke of Connaught Hybrid Tea. Henry Bennett 1879
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 276.  
Duke of Connaught Hybrid Tea. Bennett 1879. Parentage: 'Adam' x 'Louis Van Houtte'. The author cites information from different sources... Rosy-crimson... dark velvety crimson bordered brilliant red...
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 27-28.  
[in 1895, George Paul reported] the main survivor [of Henry Bennett's ten Pedigree Hybrids of the Tea Rose] was 'Duke of Connaught', a red rose with beautiful buds... still being used to produce cut flowers in winter in England. The Duke had been Prince Arthur, the seventh child of Queen Victoria, and was a distinguished soldier. He died in his nineties, in 1942. His wife, who was a Prussian princess, also had one of the roses named after her: 'Duchess of Connaught'
Article (magazine)  (Dec 1951)  Page(s) 208.  
Duke of Connaught Hybrid Perpetual. Bennet 1879. Description... bright crimson...
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 169.  
of Connaught, Duke (HT) Bennett 1880; President X L. van Houtte; velvety dark crimson, bright red edges and reflexes, very large, fine form, fragrance 3/10, growth 3/10, short.
Book  (1889)  Page(s) 149.  
Hybrid tea-scented roses. Duke of Connaught (Bennett 1879). Very large, double, beautiful long buds, fine form, velvety carmine with bright red edges. Until now this is the finest of all dark hybrid teas; one of the best forcing roses, unexelled for cold beds.
Magazine  (1886)  Page(s) 5.  
When, in 1879 Bennett in Stapleford presented the so-called Hybrid Teas to the public, most of his compatriots shaked their heads unbielevingly over his start, especially as he was no gardener, stating he would have no success, that his roses had no growth in wood, and only suitable for glass culture. I [Heinrich Schultheis] remember with pleasure when the old Will Paul showed me in his glasshouses at Waltham the first six Hybrid Teas of Bennett: "These are no use for anything, except house culture",- and what success he has since had with his seedlings....But let him speak himself: "...For my main experiments I used generally Alba rosea and President as seed parents. For crossing I used Louis van Houtte, Victor Verdier, etc. My goal was to breed pure white and yellow remontants - as well as purple-red, very deep-coloured dark Tea roses. The first six Hybrid Teas which I submit into commerce today prove how far I have succeeded."
Magazine  (1886)  Page(s) 39. the "better" is the enemy of the "good", this rose [W. F. Bennett] will soon fully displace its earlier esteemed sister rose Duke of Connaught, (Bennett 79), as this has often misshaped buds or expands slow and with with difficulty...
Book  (1885)  Page(s) Vol. I, p. 282.  
Hyb. thé. Duke of Connaught. Bennett 1879. (Provenant de Président et Louis van Houtte); beau feuillage; fleur très grande, de très belle forme, cramoisi velouté foncé, bordé de rouge brillant; sans contredit une des plus belles roses cramoisi; boutons larges et de belle forme, peu d'odeur; arbuste nain.
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