'Long John Silver' rose References
Magazine (2012) Page(s) 20. Vol 34, No. 3.
Lectures of the Sakura International Heritage Rose Conference. Gregg’s presentation was based on R. setigera (se-tidg-er-a), the prairie rose, found throughout a wide region of North America. This is a fascinating rose which climbs to 25m but also creeps across the prairies. Breeders have struggled to get seed because it has the special characteristic of being dioecious. Progeny include ‘Long John Silver’ (1934) and ‘Baltimore Belle’ (1843).
(both are probably incorrect in Oz. Ed. [Margaret Furness] )
Magazine (2011) Page(s) 59. Vol 33, No. 2. Includes photo(s).
Barbara Hunt Cannon. New Zealand. Lime Kiln garden in its Heyday. Humphrey said he would always remember that I came on the day his ‘Long John Silver’ bloomed. I have this rose, and it is also a favourite of Peter Beales…..
Magazine (2011) Page(s) 20. Vol 33, No. 4.
Barbara Hunt Cannon. New Zealand. ….My white [geraniums] are with “Rose sold as Long John Silver”.
Magazine (2009) Page(s) Vol 31, No. 2.
p20 Helga Brichet, Italy. The Hungarian-born Horvath, who emigrated young to the US, named a whole series of Hybrid Setigera roses after characters in Treasure Island, the best, to my mind, being ‘Long John Silver’.
p48. Steve Beck. Illawarra-Southern Highlands. Regional News. ….and ‘Long John Silver’ have produced an endless crop of the most beautiful blooms and the perfume!! An olfaction has never been treated to such delights.
Magazine (2007) Page(s) p29. Vol 29, No. 3.
Margaret Furness. Some Roses in SA Through Californian Eyes. Our ‘Long John Silver’ is the same as the rose they [Phillip Robinson and Gregg Lowery] grow under this name, but Dan Russo in Rhode Island suggests that it may be ‘Iceland Queen’ because the Elizabeth Park Garden in Connecticut has an original planting of ‘Long John Silver’ that is slightly different.
Book (2006) Page(s) 92.
Mrs. Suzanne Kingsford. ‘Dundee Rambler’….Enjoy the spectacle of the larger white flowers of ‘Long John Silver’ (if you have seen it at David Ruston’s garden you must be smitten like I am).
Book (2006) Page(s) 275.
"Long John Silver". R (LCl). No rebloom. Outstanding fragrance. Habit: diagram 2. Unknown breeder, Unknown date. (Provenance Heirloom]. Very double, powder-white flowers that open with an old-fashioned, flat, quartered effect, this very vigorous rambler seems most likely misnamed, as the original variety, raised from a Pernetiana parent, 'Sunburst', was cream tinted. Dan Russo shared this with us as well as photos of the less double, cream tinted rose from Elizabeth Park in Connecticut. Dan suggests that one possibility for this cultivar is the Horvath hybrid, 'Iceland Queen'. Thank you, Dan.
Book (Sep 1996) Includes photo(s).
p40 La Bonne Maison. Lyon, France. Under a series of arches along a twisty narrow path one is led towards a wrought-iron gate, barely visible among unruly roses while I was there. This is the entrance to Odile's romantic jardin secret - totally enclosed and festooned with all types of roses, in particular, the old-fashioned looking white hybrid Setigera, from 'Long John Silver'....
p117 Mills Avenue, Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, USA. 'Long John Silver', raised in 1935 in America, a vigorous climber with clusters of large, fully double, fragrant white flowers.
p198 [Photo] 'Long John Silver'. American through and through, this rose was bred by Horvath in 1934 during a period when, in search of hardiness and health, he used the American native species Rosa setigera and the Hybrid Tea 'Sunburst' to produce this distinctive climber with fully double, old-fashioned-looking scented flowers of pure white..... Quite apart from its beautiful flowers, 'Long John Silver's' other attributes include remontancy and lovely bright green foliage. It is vigorous, not over-thorny and seems not to be bothered by any diseases. it is probably best grown on a structure such as a pergola, arch or tripod, for its long, thick, arching branches are easily trained in all directions.
p205 Plumpton Place, Lewes, East Sussex, England. Among the more unusual roses used to provide height on the tripods are the white Setigera hybrid 'Long John Silver', a fascinating rose which..... should be more widely grown.
Book (1994) Page(s) 62.
David Ruston. At Le Rosaraie de L’Hay…..Truly outstanding were ‘Long John Silver’ and ‘Baltimore Belle’ – the hybrids of Rosa setigera and now available in Australia.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 322.
Long John Silver Large-flowered Climber, white, 1934, R. setigera seedling x 'Sunburst'; Horvath. Description.