Book (2002) Page(s) 18.
Hybrid Gallica. Rated 8.8
Book (2000) Page(s) 73.
‘Alika’ /Rosa gallica ‘Grandiflora’/’Rose Pavot’ = Ancien – Gallique – rouge moyen. Disponible exclusivement aux USA, ce rosier a été introduit en 1906 par le professeur N.E. Hansen et mis en vente en 1930. Hansen, établi dans l’une des régions les plus froides des USA, l’utilisa beaucoup dans son programme d’hybridation.
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 32.
Alika ('Grandiflora' possible synonym). Gallica. Hansen 1906. The author cites information from different sources... single or semi-double reddish flowers with a central yellowish eye... 'Alika', brought to the United States from Russia by Professor N.E. Hansen of North Dakota, in commerce by 1930.
Book (Mar 1999) Page(s) 31.
('Alika', R. gallica grandiflora, and possibly also 'Rose Pavot' [#1]) Large, single to semi-double, bright clear crimson blossoms with a prominent boss of gold stamens... growth up to 6 feet. In 1906, this rose was brought to the United States from Russia by Professor N.E. Hansen of North Dakota. Used extensively in Hansen's breeding program for hardy roses, 'Alika' was in commerce by 1930.
Book (Jul 1998) Page(s) 34.
Rosa gallica "Grandiflora ('Alika') ... the origins of this rose are not known, but it is probably a cultivated form of R. gallica... It was brought to the United States from Russia by professor Niels E. Hansen of Brooking, South Dakota... commercialised in the 1930s....and was used by Wilhelm Kordes to obtain 'Scharlachglut'...
Article (magazine) (Oct 1995) Page(s) 13.
originated in Siberia... a brilliant crimson rose that grows 6 to 7 feet and makes a lovely pillar. Extremely hardy in Clinton Corners, NY.
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 42-43. Includes photo(s).
Rosa gallica grandiflora Parentage unknown. Flowers: large (for a Gallica -- 4 in.), light crimson, fragrant. Extremely hardy. Originated in St. Petersburg from where it was introduced to the West in 1906. Kordes used it as a parent for 'Scarlet Fire'.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 9.
Gallica (OGR) ('Gallica Grandiflora'; R. gallica grandiflora); medium red, 1906; Hansen, N.E. Brought from Russia in 1906; in commerce, 1930. Flowers brilliant red with no purple, many stamens.
"ALIKA - Dr. N.E. Hansen's "common" name for Gallica Grandiflora. Almost as hardy as Banshee, semi-double large flowers in a very fine tone of poppy red-pink. flower suggests the poppy. Has no fault except that it fades quickly. This is the most outstanding of the "Old Roses" in our northern climate, and has our warm approval."
Percy Wright Catalogue - Hardy and Semi-Hardy Roses - p. 9
Book (Jan 1946) Page(s) 32.
Alika - A hardy form of gallica grandiflora imported from Russia. It has double brilliant red flowers, is very fragrant and an excellent rose for low shrubbery.