'Los Angeles' rose References
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.
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 httle 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.