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Discussion id : 75-436
most recent 7 DEC 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 DEC 13 by CybeRose
American Rose Magazine 3(6): 103-104 (November-December 1939)

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. Two others, Manda's Triumph and Universal Favorite, resulted from crossing R. Wichuraiana X Paquerette, a small imbricate-petaled dwarf white Polyantha. Evergreen Gem is R. Wichuraiana X Maréchal Niel, and an old plant of this, I believe, is still growing on the back fence of my former home at Glenville, Ohio. It was there, incidentally, that one of the Barbier boys got his first lesson on Wichuraiana hybridization."
Reply #1 of 1 posted 7 DEC 13 by Patricia Routley
Thank you.
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