'Crimson Glory' rose References
Book (May 1992) Page(s) 36.
Crimson Glory was introduced in 1935 and remained popular as the best red until superseded in the 1950s by one of its descendants, 'Ena Harkness'.
Book (1988) Page(s) 18, 30.
Page 18: (1935) Its deep [red] colour, fragrance and good form are still unequaled; poor growth and mildew are its undoing.
Page 30: Tantau (Germany) used seedlings from 'Crimson Glory' in his breeding program.
Book (1988) Page(s) 134-135. Includes photo(s).
Crimson Glory Description.
Book (1985) Page(s) 101.
[In trying to achieve a red 'Caroline Testout', Wilhelm Kordes II came up with 'Cathrine Kordes', sort of a red 'Caroline Testout', but not red enough. So he crossed 'Cathrine Kordes' with 'W.E. Chaplin'.] The result was 'Crimson Glory', dark red, very fragrant, soon grown everywhere as the best red rose in the world. It was introduced in 1935.
Article (misc) (1980) Page(s) 21.
Since 1935 almost all the successful reds can be traced back to Wilhelm Kordes
' 'Crimson Glory'. Until around 20 years ago, they always inherited two undesirable characteristics -- two outer petals with prominent white stripes and an unfortunate lack of vigor...
Website/Catalog (1964) Page(s) 53.
'Crimson Glory'. Hybrid Tea. 2 - 3 feet. Memories make it difficult to go on with this catalog writing when I come to 'Crimson Glory', always closely associated with Will Tillotson, who wrote. . . "Altho the position is hotly contested, of course, 'Crimson Glory' is probably 'World Champion!' Loved by more rosarians here and abroad than any other rose. I have grown it in the hot sun of Redlands, California, and the moist coolness of our redwood country. . . in both, superb! Has just the right number of petals to open well everywhere. . . a richness of crimson with black shadings, never surpassed . . . a fragrance which rivals the best of our beloved old roses!" 3 for $4.50 each $1.75
Book (1961) Page(s) 17.
Dr. A. S. Thomas:
'Placida' very like 'Crimson Glory' but the plant is vigorous, tall and almost thornless.
Magazine (1961) Page(s) 214.
...reincroci, anche tra le piu moderne HT ve ne sono di intensamente profumate, come "Gruss an Coburg" (1927), "Crimson Glory" e i suoi ibridi (1935), "Clotaria" (1937) e altre. Gli incroci con la «Crimson Glory» (porta-polline) allo scopo di correggere l'assenza di profumo dalle HT in genere, sono stati curati specialmente dalla Stazione di Floricoltura, con ottimi risultati.
Article (misc) (1954) Page(s) 42.
Crimson Glory 28 chromosomes.
Article (magazine) (Feb 1952) Page(s) 101-104.
Crimson Glory Whenever he was asked to recommend a good rose, Mr. Terasaki chose 'Crimson Glory' because of its intense fragrance, good plant form, vigor, superb color and flower form. In this article, he traces its parents, as well as its offspring and in so doing presents the history of modern roses in a nutshell... ['Crimson Glory' is a rose that has been rated highly by rosarians all around the world]... Its important character as a parent rose has been acknowledged by Kordes, the originator and many other hybridizers... [Mr. Terasaki summarizes the list of 'Crimson Glory's offspring by saying] a large number of them belong to the deep crimson series obtained through back crossing with others in the scarlet-crimson series, such as 'Kardinal' or 'Southport'; we also notice several in the coral-peach series, such as 'Fashion' and 'Vogue'. According to classes, the majority belong to the hybrid tea class with several in the hybrid polyantha or floribunda group.