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'Viscountess Falmouth' rose References
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 326.  
 
Viscountess Falmouth Hybrid Tea. Henry Bennett 1879
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 28.  
 
Viscountess Falmouth
[one of Henry Bennett's Pedigree Roses]... bred from the Tea rose 'Adam' crossed with the pollen from a Moss rose... pink, fragrant, thorny and interesting...
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 250.  
 
Falmouth, Viscountess (HT) Bennett 1879; Adam-Pres. X Soup. & Nott.; reddish pink, spotted carnation-red, reverse darker, very large, double, globular, fragrance 5/10 (centifolia), growth 5/10.
Magazine  (1903)  Page(s) 44.  
 
Vicountess Falmouth ...one of the first of ...Mr. Bennett's results in cross-fertilising the Rose...the flowers are of a rich rosy red colour, and are very large when well grown. The form is globular, and the blooms being fairly full and very sweet scented...(1880) Mr. Bennett said he obtained this variety by crossing the Tea Rose President with the Moss Hybrid Soupert et Notting. He was certainly wise in using President as the seed-parent. I am persuaded we shall yet obtain some glorious Roses by going back to the old varieties and using them for hybridising.
Book  (1899)  Page(s) 179.  
 
Viscountess Falmouth, HT, Bennett, 1879, rouge oeillet
Book  (1889)  Page(s) 149.  
 
Hybrid tea-scented roses. Viscountess Falmouth (Bennett 1879). Very large, very tender carnation pink, reverse bright pink, extra. Very beautiful floriferous variety. Descends from Adam (President) and the repeating moss rose Soupert et Notting.
Magazine  (1886)  Page(s) 5.  
 
When, in 1879 Bennett in Stapleford presented the so-called Hybrid Teas to the public, most of his compatriots shaked their heads unbielevingly over his start, especially as he was no gardener, stating he would have no success, that his roses had no growth in wood, and only suitable for glass culture. I [Heinrich Schultheis] remember with pleasure when the old Will Paul showed me in his glasshouses at Waltham the first six Hybrid Teas of Bennett: "These are no use for anything, except house culture",- and what success he has since had with his seedlings....But let him speak himself: "...For my main experiments I used generally Alba rosea and President as seed parents. For crossing I used Louis van Houtte, Victor Verdier, etc. My goal was to breed pure white and yellow remontants - as well as purple-red, very deep-coloured dark Tea roses. The first six Hybrid Teas which I submit into commerce today prove how far I have succeeded."
Book  (1885)  Page(s) Vol. II, p. 342.  
 
Hyb. thé. Vicomtesse de Falmouth. Bennett 1879. (Président et rose mousseuse Soupert et Notting). Bois presque aussi épineux que dans la rose mousseuse, mais le bouton ne l'est pas. Fleur très grande, bien faite; coloris rose pâle délicat, le revers des pétales plus foncé; globuleuse, parfumée comme la mousseuse.
Book  (1882)  Page(s) 37.  
 
Viscountess Falmouth... Hybride de Thé. Bennett. 1878 Rose tendre. Fleur grande. Plante vigoureuse.
Book  (1881)  Page(s) 271.  
 
Hybrid Teas. Vicomtesse Falmouth (Bennett 1879), very large, well double, fine cup form, tender carnation-pink, reverse bright violet-pink, intense centifolia-fragrance, mixed with magnolia fragrance. Descends from the Tea rose "Adam" (Président) and the Moss rose "Soupert & Notting". Moderate growth.
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