'Excelsa' rose References
Book (1988) Page(s) 89. Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog (1938) Page(s) 14.
Rosa Wichurana. Excelsa (Walsh 10). Double, glossy scarlet-red. Can be forced. Extra long trusses.
Book (1936) Page(s) 248.
Excelsa (hybrid wichurana) Walsh 1908; bright and glossy purple-pink to crimson-scarlet, 3 cm., double, flat, in clusters of 25-50, thick foliage, growth 8/10, climbing, 4-5 m., Red Dor. Perkins, Sangerhausen
Website/Catalog (1935) Page(s) 7.
Rosiers Grimpants à grande végétation...Excelsa.- Fleur rouge cerise vif.
Article (misc) (1935) Page(s) 111.
Excelsa is something like Crimson Rambler but it is a healthier plant.
Book (1933) Page(s) 177.
EXCELSA. M. H. Walsh, 1909. An exceedingly vigorous Wichuraiana that was high-pressured into great popularity to replace Crimson Rambler, which it was wholly unfit to do. Its flowers are rosy crimson instead of scarlet, and very uncertain in shade, for many clusters have a disreputable, faded look. The foliage is so extremely subject to mildew that it is a pest. Bonfire and Fernand Rabier are ever so much better.
Website/Catalog (1930) Page(s) 33.
’Bonfire’….. Flowers two weeks before Excelsa.
Website/Catalog (1925) Page(s) 20.
EXCELSA (Red Dorothy Perkins). Flowers - brilliant crimson; plant of Wichuraiana habit and foliage. It has the vigor and profuse bloom of the Dorothy Perkins, and its double flowers of good size are borne in clusters of thirty to forty each. Really an improved Crimson Rambler.
Website/Catalog (1922) Page(s) 41.
Wichuraiana Class. (2) Excelsa (Walsh). G. Bright scarlet; double flowers produced in clusters; thick, glossy foliage; very attractive variety; large flowering; much more satisfactory than ‘Crimson Rambler’, as it does not mildew.
Website/Catalog (1917) Page(s) 41.
Hardy Climbing and Trailing Roses
Excelsa (Red Dorothy Perkins). — Described as a brilliant Crimson Rambler with Wichuraiana habit and foliage. Can greater praise be readily said? It has the vigor and profuse bloom of the Dorothy Perkins and its double flowers of good size are borne in clusters of thirty to forty each.