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'F.J. Grootendorst' rose References
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 69.  Includes photo(s).
 
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] Description. Unusual because of the frilly edges to the petals. (Rosa rugosa Rubra x 'Mme. Norbert Levavasseur'). Repeats. Height: 7 ft. Some scent.
[Photo: A spray of blooms and a view of the garden at Hidcote Manor, Gloucestershire, showing 'F.J. Grootendorst'.]
Book  (1953)  Page(s) 66.  
 
F.J. Grootendorst - 14
Website/Catalog  (1949)  
 
"F.J. Grootendorst - a Rugosa-Polyantha hybrid, flowers small with scalloped edges, which gives it the appearance of a carnation. In fact, it is often called the Carnation Rose. It blooms in clusters, very freely, with up to 60 flowers on one small branch, and is especially profuse in blooming in late summer and early fall. The flowers are deep pink approaching red, the perfect "buttonhole" rose. This rose advertises my rose gardens better than any other rose I have, and makes more sales for me."
Percy Wright Catalogue - Hardy and Semi-Hardy Roses - Ca 1949
Book  (Jul 1938)  Page(s) 89.  
 
F. J. Grootendorst: Red, small, double, fringed petals. At Beaverlodge, it usually kills back extensively though it generally blooms annually.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 320.  
 
Grootendorst, F. J. (hybrid rugosa) de Goey 1918 (Grootendorst); R. rug. rubra X M. N. Levavasseur; glossy red, small, double, open, carnation-form, fringed petals, lasting, in clusters of 5-10 (like Polyantha), fragrance 3/10, floriferous, continuous bloom, small wrinkled rugosa-like foliage, growth 7/10, climbing, bushy, 11.50 to 2 m., hardy. Sangerhausen
Website/Catalog  (1924)  Page(s) 24.  
 
The following sorts contain a few of medium quality and many quite unsuitable. They are therefore "discarded." F. J. Grootendorst
Book  (1922)  Page(s) 48-49.  
 
...the new F. J. Grootendorst is a notable sort, a hundred times more satisfactory to use than its awkward Holland name is to say! It is a continuous bloomer of flowers that look like red carnations, but, as with all the continuous blooming roses, there is no great burst of bloom at one time.
Book  (1920)  Page(s) 134-135.  
 
F. J. Grootendorst, H. Rug. (F.J. Grootendorst & Sons, 1918; disseminated in U.S. by A. N. Pierson, Inc., 1920.) Rosa rugosa rubra X Baby rambler. Type, Rugosa foliage, Polyantha flowers. Bud small, ovoid; flower small, open, double, borne in clusters on average-length stems; very lasting; slight fragrance. Color bright red; edges of petals serrated like a carnation. Foliage sufficient, small, leathery, wrinled, dark green; disease resistant. Vigorous grower of bushy habit, bearing a profusion of bloom from June to October. Very hardy. First-Class Certificate, Boskoop, 1912.
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