'Los Angeles' rose References
Book (1926) Page(s) 48.
Los Angeles (Howard & Smith, 1916): gorgeous salmon-pink and yellow, highly perfumed and perfectly formed flowers, but, an ill-behaved, untrustworthy plant. Under favorable conditions it is superb.
Website/Catalog (1925) Page(s) 58.
Pernetiana Roses. (3) Los Angeles (Howard & Smith 1916) F. 3. .....Moderately successful in B and S. on standards. Everywhere.
Website/Catalog (1924) Page(s) 34.
'W. F. Dreer'..... is of the same parentage and could be justly called a yellow Los Angeles
Website/Catalog (1924) Page(s) 48.
Pernetiana Roses. (2) Los Angeles (Howard & Smith 1918) F. 2. .....The dividing line between pernetiana and Hybrid Teas is becoming difficult to determine. Only moderately successful in Sydney.
Magazine (Mar 1922) Page(s) 20.
"New Roses for the Garden" by Charles E. F. Gersdorff
'Blends' is the term which for convenience I give to new color combinations that have appeared in our Hybrid-teas in recent years. Some beautiful and fascinating colorings have been obtained and such blooms are truly the aristocrats of the garden.
[...] England, Ireland, and America have not been backward in competition with France, in the production of these beautiful Blends. [...] Los Angeles (Howard & Smith, 1917) came to us from the city of that name and is an achievement worthy of the highest praise and honor. Beautiful blooms of fine form, and a delightful blending of pink. coral, and gold, combined with a rich fragrance, grace a plant that is strong in growth.
Website/Catalog (1922) Page(s) 27.
General List. (109) Los Angeles (HT) (Howard & Smith) F. 2. Luminous flame pink, toned with coral, and shading to gold. Large fairly full blooms, of good shape, but not over happy in the Sydney climate. In Adelaide the drier atmosphere suits it and it is classed as a magnificent variety there. Really a Pernetiana. W. F. Dreer (in the Novelty List) does much better here.
Website/Catalog (1919) Page(s) 61.
Los Angeles. (Hybrid Tea) The following is the originator's description which, after carefully testing out this variety in our specimen grounds, we find to be true in every respect: "A rose which, through its own intrinsic worth and beauty will eventually find its way into the gardens of rose lovers throughout the world. The color is absolutely new in roses. Luminous flame pink toned with coral and shaded with translucent gold at the base of the petals. Buds long and pointed, expanding to a flower of mammoth proportions. Beautiful from the opening bud until the last petal drops. A rose which will furnish you, from plants grown in your own garden, better flowers than can be produced from the finest of under-glass grown stock." The plants are extra strong, two years old, pruned back to eighteen inches high and will bloom freely this next summer. Price $1.50 each.
Book (1917) Page(s) 38. Includes photo(s).
It was early in 1916 that mail contact with Mr. Fred H. Howard, of Los Angeles, California, brought to the Editor's garden certain plants labeled "Seedling 101." Admiring the vigor, both of the plant and of the stock on which it was budded, these roses were early put into the ground. They started with unreasonable promptness, grew with unusual vigor, and bloomed both earlier and stronger than it was right to expect newly transplanted material to do. The flowers were most attractive and different. Though the coloring is similar to several of the Pernetiana roses, it is deeper, and the vigor and foliage of Los Angeles commend it as utterly different. The color picture printed in this Annual was produced from blooms grown in the writer's garden on these newly transplanted plants. There is little reason to doubt that Mr. Howard has provided us with an American rose of great value for outdoor use, and a very distinct advance on any foreign introductions.
Book (1917) Page(s) 142.
Registration of New Roses in 1916
By Howard & Smith, of Los Angeles, Calif., May 8, 1916: Los Angeles. H.T. Mme. Segond Weber x Lyon Rose. Buds long and pointed, opening to a bloom of large proportions; color flame-pink, shaded to yellow, toned with salmon; foliage light green, extra heavy. Growth exceedingly vigorous; has none of the die-back habits of Lyon Rose.