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'Los Angeles' rose References
Book  (1926)  Page(s) xii.  
[From an advertisement in the American Rose Annual 1926, p. viii:] The newer shades in roses such as Coral, Old Gold, Saffron Yellow, Terra Cotta and Oriental Red are obtained by planting Pernetiana Roses, and these roses are only a success when budded upon Rosomanes Stock. This distinction is quite noticeable in the rose 'Los Angeles' which proves a failure when budded upon any other stock... Our Hybrid Tea and Perpetual Roses are budded upon Multiflora and Manetti Stock... [they note that in their catalog they] do not pass along the description of the Hybridists as the roses grow in Europe but as they grow in our Nursery, always stating defects as well as merits...
Website/Catalog  (1926)  Page(s) 94.  
Hybrid Teas. Los Angeles Hybrid Lutea (Howard and Smith 1916) Wonderful rosy orange - salmon-gold colour, fragrant; very recommendable cut and forcing rose.
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) 55.  
Carmine-red to dark red...Los Angeles, rosy fire-red with golden-yellow shading at the base
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.
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