Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 378.
Midget Miniature, carmine-red, 1941, 'Ellen Poulsen' x 'Tom Thumb'; deVink. Description.
Book (1993) Page(s) 124.
Ross Heathcote, Victoria. Pink Miniature Roses.
'Midget' (De Vink - 1941). A very deep pink bloom, similar to 'Peter Frankenfeld' (some catalogues describe as red but not in my garden). The blooms come in small clusters of about four to six on a low compact bush, about 40cms high and wide. The double blooms open to a flat flower of about 2cms across. Quite showy and reasonably disease free.
Book (1992) Page(s) 135.
Ross Heathcote, Taylors Lakes, Victoria. Red Miniature Roses.
'Perla de Alcanada' (1944, Dot). Peculiarly described as 'carmine' in catalogues, but nothing like the artist's carmine, is a very deep pink and Midget (1941, de Vink) likewise described as 'carmine' is also a deep pink and as such both are not considered here. (And I have had to shift them away from the 'red bed!)
Website/Catalog (1966) Page(s) 16.
'Midget' Carmine red. Medium.
Book (1964) Page(s) 147.
Clifford T. Wilson, Canada. Miniature Roses at Our Rose Shows.
The word "miniature'" to define a class of roses came into use about 1940 with the introduction of 'Peon' (Com. syn 'Tom Thumb'), 'Pixie' and 'Midget' by Robert Pyle through the Conard-Pyle Company. Previously this group was known as "fairy roses." Dr. Lawrence in an authentic article published in the 1953 American Rose Annual, makes clear the two provisions which are necessary to conform to the class. They are dwarf plants and they are also hybrids of Rosa chinensis minima. To be a good miniature rose the plant must be proportionately reduced in all its parts, stature, stem, foliage and bloom, but first of all it must be a hybrid of R. chinensis minima. It must have the blood of 'Pompon de Paris' or of 'Roulettii' coursing through its veins.
Book (1961) Page(s) 48.
'Midget'. Miniature. De Vink, 1940. 'Ellen Poulsen' x 'Peon'. Rose red, very tiny, full, fernlike foliage, 9 inches.
(1961) Page(s) 22.
'Midget'. Double carmine red.
Book (1959) Page(s) 122.
'Midget'. It makes a tiny plant only 4-5 in. tall and bears tiny double, button-like blooms of deep rosy-red.
Book (1958) Page(s) 47.
Frank Mason, N.Z. 'Midget', carmine red, is probably the freest blooming of them all, and has a long season.
Website/Catalog (1958) Page(s) 33.
Fairy or Miniature Roses. Midget Double. Cerise pink.