'South Orange Perfection' rose References
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 324.
South Orange Perfection syn. 'Perfection Orange'. Horvath/Manda & Pitcher, 1897. From Rosa wichuraiana x either 'Mme. Hoste' (T) or 'Cramoisi Superieur' (Ch), the Tea much more likely than the China.
The author cites information from a number of sources,
Magazine (Dec 1939) Page(s) 103-104. Vol 3, No. 6.
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.
Book (1936) Page(s) 553.
Perfection, South Orange (hybrid wichurana) Manda 1897; R. Wich. X Mme. Hoste; pink with white, cluster-flowered, once-blooming, growth 8/10, climbing, 3 m.
Website/Catalog (1921) Page(s) 64.
South orange perfection. Pale pink passing to white, one of the most beautiful. 1 piece M 6.-, 100 pieces M 500.-
Website/Catalog (1913) Page(s) 61.
Wichuraiana Hybrid Roses
South Orange Perfection
Decidedly valuable because of its extreme hardiness, often withstanding winters that are fatal to many other Roses, the South Orange Perfection is much esteemed in the colder states where severe conditions are to be reckoned with. The blossoms are blush-pink, turning white, and have a marked fragrance. They come in clusters freely, and each flower is a perfect rosette. When the plants are permitted to run at will over a low trellis or wall, they soon cover the harsh outlines with a cloak of green, mottled with the pink and white flowers- a rich brocade from Nature's loom that never can be rivaled by the most skillful human artisan.
Website/Catalog (1911) Page(s) 29.
Climbing Polyantha, Wichuriana, and Their Hybrids. South Orange Perfection. A free grower, large numbers of pretty flowers, tipped with pink.
Book (1910) Page(s) 262.
South Orange Perfection Wichuraiana: double rosette-shaped rosy blush flowers, produced in clusters.
Book (1908) Page(s) 67.
South Orange Perfection. Manda, 1899. Clear rose.
Website/Catalog (1907) Page(s) 14.
South Orange Perfection (Manda 1899 wich.) light pink, small, double, hardy
[no longer in the 1911-12 catalogue]
Book (1906) Page(s) 169.
W. A. Manda, South Orange, New Jersey, introduced in 1897 and 1899 a number of very distinct climbing roses, with R. Wichuraiana as one parent. They are practically evergreen....South Orange Perfection, white, tipped with pink.