'Oakington Ruby' rose References
p140. and with ‘Oakington Ruby’ (found near Cambridge a few years later) ….
p243 As gardens became smaller, breeders were encouraged to produce dwarf forms. Miniature roses were raised from the 1920s onwards, with the help of ‘Rouletii’ from Switzerland and ‘Oakington Ruby’ from Cambridgeshire, England.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 416.
Oakington Ruby Miniature, ruby-crimson, white-eye, 1933, Bloom. Description.
Book (1993) Page(s) 226.
From ['Tom Thumb' and 'Oakington Ruby', Ralph Moore] began the breeding programme that is still going strong today.
Book (1985) Page(s) 7.
…..in the early 1930s there were only four well-known miniatures generally available – 'R. rouletii', 'R. indica pumila', 'Pompon de Paris' and 'Oakington Ruby'. The strange thing about all these is that they are very much alike and you really need to sit down and study the plants to find the differences. But after careful examination you will probably find – as I did – that 'Pompon de Paris' and 'R. indica pumila' are one and the same variety; 'R. rouletii 'resembles them too, but its blooms tend to be slightly smaller. These three are in similar deep rose to lavender colours, depending on where and how they are grown. 'Oakington Ruby', which is named for the village where it was bred in Cambridge, England, is red with a slight touch of white in the centre of the bloom.
Book (1985) Page(s) 134.
Oakington Ruby a survivor from the period in the nineteenth century when miniatures were popular, was found in England by C.R. Bloom, in a garden near Cambridge... red petals that are white at the base... Ralph Moore used this rose in his breeding program...
Magazine (1983) Page(s) 44.
In "The Measure of Miniatures" by Frank C. Buckley:
'Oakington Ruby', found in an Oakington garden, and thought to have come from the grounds of Ely Cathedral. 'Oakington Ruby' is sometimes thought to be a R. chinensis minima and Polyantha cross, but is more probably a surviving Lawranceana variety....I no longer have ‘Oakington Ruby', which had similar dimensions to ‘Pompon de Paris’, but the flower was red with a lighter centre.’
Book (1977) Page(s) 20.
‘Oakington Ruby’, found by C. R. Bloom in an old garden of Oakington, near Cambridge, England, was introduced in 1933. Ralph Moore used it for several of his most important foundation crosses. Mr. Moore’s lovely ‘Yellow Jewel’, ‘Janna’, and ‘Windy City’ can be traced back to ‘Oakington Ruby’.,
p36-2 Frank Mason, Fielding, N.Z. I think that there are two distinct types in these dwarf roses. The first are stronger than the others, and are exemplified by: 'Little Dot', 'Tiny Tim', 'Pinkie', 'China Doll', 'Rosina', and 'Geo. Elger'. The dwarfer miniatures are 'Rouletti', 'Peon', 'Oakington Ruby', 'Baby Crimson', 'Midget', 'Pixie' and 'Sweet Fairy'.
p36-4 ibid. 'Rouletti' was discovered by Dr. Roulett. Growing in pots on the window ledges of Swiss houses. It is a double flower about one inch across, and a continuous bloomer. In good soil it will grow up to eighteen inches high. The colour is pink, fading as the flower ages.
p36-5. ibid. 'Oakington Ruby' is given as a sport from 'Rouletti'. The colour is ruby red, with a white eye, and is not as double as its parent.
Article (misc) (1954) Page(s) 37.
minima Oakington Ruby 14 chromosomes.
Book (1951) Page(s) 26.
Harry Bennett, New Zealand. Several miniature forms are now becoming popular as edgings and in window boxes or grown as very low standards in rockeries. Of these I have so far grown only Rosa 'Rouletti' and 'Oakington Ruby'. The latter is about the size of a shilling. 'Rouletti' is smaller.