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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  (1976)  
F. J. Grootendorst  "Red, small, full, medium scent, tall".

[courtesy: Brent C. Dickerson 'The Old Rose Adventurer'. page 231]
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  (1947)  Page(s) 233.  Includes photo(s).
Rugosa F. J. Grootendorst  Fringed double deep-pink flowers.  de Goey 1918.  June-July [Pl. 72]

p225.  Plate.  F. J. Grootendorst [Note - plate is of a pink-coloured rose]
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  (1937)  Page(s) 83.  
F. J. Grootendorst  HRug. (de Goey; int. Grootendorst, 1918) is a depressing name which entered the rose world as "a Rugosa rose with the flowers of a red carnation", and that is an accurate description of a most adaptable and desirable hardy hybrid of the rugged Rugosa type.  It does keep blooming the whole season through, and it is so amenable to training that it can be had doing well at any height from three feet to six feet.  Its sport 'Pink Grootendorst" is just the same, save that the flowers are of a not quite agreeable but even pink.  
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
Book  (1934)  
F. J. Grootendorst (rug.): Flower bright red, double and fringed. A cross between Rugosa and Polyantha, produced in clusters from June until frost. Bed. E.
Magazine  (24 Jun 1932)  Page(s) 33.  
Rosa rugosa and its hybrids.
...It would seem as though many of these Rugosa hybrids might be useful in producing new varieties of hardy roses. [...] For the convenience of those amateurs who are doing breeding work with roses, the pollen of the hybrids in the Arboretum's collection has been examined in the Cytological Laboratory.  In the following discussion the percentage of fertile pollen, as determined by microscopical examination, is reported for each hybrid where buds were available for study.
F. J. Grootendorst (R. rugosa X R. multiflora "Mme. Norbert Levavasseur").
Pollen less than 10% fertile.
A hardy, everblooming rose.  The flowers are small, very double, and with notched petals, giving the effect of a small red carnation.  They are fragrant and are borne in clusters all through the summer.  The foliage is dark green, rugose, and leathery.
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