'Pink Roamer' rose References
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 320.
Pink Roamer Wichuraiana. Horvath/Manda & Pitcher, 1898. From Rosa wichuraiana x either (1) 'The Meteor' (Hybrid Tea0 or (2) 'Cramoisi Supérieur' (China)... Pink, white center... purple with a white center... A trailer... Honorable Mention by the New York Horticultural Society... small clusters... cinnamon-scent... subject to rust and red spider...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 455.
Pink Roamer Rambler, pink blend, R. wichuraiana x 'Cramoisi Superieur'; Horvath. Description.
Book (1990) Page(s) 144.
Pink Roamer Horvath 1898. R. wichuraiana x 'Cramoisi Supérieure'. Description. Flowers: white-centred, single, pink...
Magazine (1939) Page(s) 103-104.
In a letter written to Secretary Hatton on August 16, 1939, Mr. Horvath, who had in the meantime looked up his old records, wrote thus:
"It was not in New Jersey where I was employed by the firm of Pitcher & Manda (also known as United States Nurseries) but after leaving P. & M., from where I went to Newport, R. I., that the birth of the Wichuraiana hybrids occurred. It was while I was absent from Newport, leaving my plants in charge of V. Vanicek, a friend of W. A. Manda, that the original hybrid plants were given to him, thus finding their way into commerce. Corrections may now be made, because I have found the record of the missing pollinate parent of the two pink hybrids. R. Wichuraiana X Agrippina gave two crosses, including Pink Roamer and South Orange Perfection.
Book (1936) Page(s) 612.
Roamer, Pink (hybrid wichurana) Manda 1898; bright deep pink, small to medium, single, fine form, small clusters, fragrance 5/10 (cinnamon), abundant fragrant foliage, growth 7/10, climbing, 3 m., hardy. = [similar to] Pink Rover. Sangerhausen
Website/Catalog (1913) Page(s) 61.
Wichuraiana Hybrid Roses
The Pink Roamer Rose has been known favorably for many years. The blossoms are rich, ruddy pink, with white center often flushed with red, and have the Sweetbrier odor. They are produced in profuse clusters, and have marked individuality by reason of their showiness. The plant grows vigorously. The foliage is rich green and lustrous, and often persists until December. This delightful Rose may be grown successfully in almost any part of the United States, and will fulfil about as many purposes as any other of its class.
Book (1911) Page(s) 68.
The Wichuraiana Hybrids.
The following list includes most of the best Wichuraiana Roses to date (1910):
Pink Roamer. — This is a June-flowering Rose, with a pretty pink single flower with white centre. Its color is fugitive.
Book (1910) Page(s) 262.
Pink Roamer Wichuraiana: clusters of single pink flowers with white centres. A very rapid grower.
Book (1909) Page(s) 237.
Pink Roamer, fl. simple, rouge pourpre à centre blanc, large de 5 à 7 cent., en corymbes multiflores.
Book (1909) Page(s) 311.
Pink Roamer (Hyb. Wich.) Bright pink. Fragrant. Single. ½ inch diameter. In large, dense clusters. Rampant, free-growing climber. Excellent for naturalising. Do not prune.