'Dorothy Perkins' rose References
Book (May 1992) Page(s) 315.
Dorothy Perkins Jackson & Perkins (USA) 1902. R. wichuraiana x 'Gabriel Luizet'. A very famous rose... colourful cascades of clear pink flowers with the occasional almost white bloom among the cluster. Foliage... bright, glossy dark green...
Book (1988) Page(s) 89. Includes photo(s).
Book (1968) Page(s) 34.
February. The hedge is made of American Pillar, a rose which, together with Dorothy Perkins, should be forever abolished from our gardens. I know this attack on two popular roses will infuriate many people; but if one writes gardening articles one must have the courage of one's opinion. I hate, hate, hate American Pillar and her sweetly pink companion Perkins. What would I have planted instead?...
Book (1965) Page(s) 62.
Dorothy Perkins and its clan are included to complete the historical picture, although to see an arbour or pergola covered entirely with roses of this popular class is to realize that even these soulless, scentless roses must be given their due, and can look right in the right surroundings.
Book (1953) Page(s) 67.
Dorothy Perkins - 14
Website/Catalog (1938) Page(s) 14.
Rosa Wichurana. Dorothy Perkins (Perkins 02). Extra beautiful, salmon-pink, very fragrant, double, large clusters, late-blooming, often until September, decorative and forcing rose. For pyramids, fences and weeping standards, susceptible to mildew depending on location
Book (1936) Page(s) 554.
Perkins, Dorothy (hybrid wichurana) Jackson & Perkins 1902; R. Wich. X Mme. Gab. Luizet; tender salmon-pink, ages to darker, 5 cm., well double, flat, ruffled petals, very lasting, hanging clusters of 20-60, fragrance 5/10, once-blooming, slight repeat, late-blooming, small glossy dark green foliage, slim branches, growth 9/10, climbing, 3-5 m., hardy. World rose. Sangerhausen
Website/Catalog (1935) Page(s) 7.
Rosiers Grimpants à grandes végétation... Dorothy Perkins.- Fleur d'un beau rose vif, très belle variété.
Article (misc) (1935) Page(s) 109, 110, 111.
p. 109: There are also dozens of sports and seedlings of Dorothy [Perkins] p. 109: (Dorothy Dennison, Elizabeth Zeigler, Jean Girin, Lady Godiva, Mme. Auguste Nonin, Christian Curle, and Petit Louis are a few of them, some a little lighter in color, some a shade or two darker, some blooming a week or so earlier, others a few days later, but most of them so much like the original...
p. 110: [on Cape Cod, what looks like Dorothy Perkins is probably Lady Gay] as Walsh's nursery, where it originated, is near here...
p. 111: Lady Gay is a perfect understudy for Dorothy Perkins
Website/Catalog (1925) Page(s) 20.
Dorothy Perkins.—An imusually profuse bloomer, giving large clusters of clear rose pink, double flowers, which are very lasting. It is a strong grower and very hardy. A very valuable rose.