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'Midget' rose References
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.
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.
Book  (1954)  Page(s) 36.  
Frank Mason. Miniature Roses. The dwarfer miniatures are.... and 'Midget.
'Midget' is a seedling from 'Else Poulsen' x 'Peon' cross. the flowers are pink and double, and are sweetly scented. From what I have seen of it I am sure it is going to be a favourite.
Book  (1943)  Page(s) 204.  
Proof of the Pudding. 'Midget'. H. ch. min. Carmine-red. (de Vink, '40) Pat. 466. ARA '41; PP. '42.
Thayer, Pa. (2 pl., 2 yr) declares it a saucy and persistent early and late bloomer. McKee, Pa. (2 pl., 1 yr.) had little growth or bloom; his plants were unhardened greenhouse cuttings in the hardest soil he ever saw and he doesn't wonder that it didn't do well. Hemp, Ky., found the growth and bloom about like 'Tom Thumb' or 'Pixie'. Bach. O). (2 pl., 1 yr.) considers it a beautiful pink miniature, grand for borders and miniature bouquets. It is not too hardy for Warner, Mich. (3 pl., 1 & 2 yr.) but he is delighted with the red blooms in quantity.
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