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'Dorothy Perkins' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 102-418
most recent 10 JUL HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 JUL by Patricia Routley
1911 Hazlewood Bros.
p29. Climbing Polyantha, Wichuriana, and Their Hybrids. Dorothy Perkins. Shell-pink; the flowers are borne in large clusters of small double blooms, and very sweetly scented.
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Discussion id : 100-198
most recent 28 MAY HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 MAY by scvirginia
From the Western New York Horticultural Society Proceedings from 1906, p.84-5:
Flowers and Bedding Plants.
Charles W. Seelye, Rochester, N.Y., Chairman.
Some Plants of Recent Prominence.
The rose, Dorothy Perkins, is receiving words of approbation on all hands, and evidently is worthy of general planting. It has shown itself to be very hardy, free from disease, keeping its foliage in perfection all through the season; blooms in great profusion and holds its blooms well; color of flowers is a clear shell-pink; long stems of flowers can be used with the finest effects in many forms of decorations and in wreaths.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 27 MAY by Margaret Furness
That was definitely a review issued too early. Free from disease? Not on this planet.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 27 MAY by scvirginia
No, but I heard that one of the more surprising discoveries of the Cassini mission to Saturn was a mildew-free 'Dorothy'...

;>)
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 28 MAY by Margaret Furness
She gets everywhere.
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Discussion id : 99-917
most recent 23 MAY HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 23 MAY by Patricia Routley
1922 Hazlewood Bros.
p41. Wichuraiana Class. (1) Dorothy Perkins (Perkins) 6. Rich, soft rose, produced in large clusters. An American introduction of great merit.
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Discussion id : 94-120
most recent 27 JUL 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 27 JUL 16 by pkalisz
Charles Quest-Rison. Climbing Roses of the World, p.135. "It is ironic that the most successful seedling of 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' should have been brought into this world with a false declaration of parentage. Jackson & Perkins described 'Dorothy Perkins' as a seedling or Rosa wichurana crossed by the pink Hybrid Perpetual ' Mme Gabrielle Luizet', but the similarity to 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' was noted immediately. There was lively correspondence in many horticultural journals (especially in France) which pointed out that crosses between R. wichurana and Hybrid Perpetuals had produced very different roses with much larger flowers and concluded that the similarity of 'Dorothy Perkins' to 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' was more than a coincidence... It is best to think of 'Dorothy Perkins' as the pink counterpart of 'Turner's Crimson Rambler'."
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 27 JUL 16 by Patricia Routley
I think Mr Quest-Ritson might be right. But it is interesting to note how the glandular pedicel, matt leaf and upright growth of 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' was subdued by R. Wichuraiana to produce a smooth pedicel*, glossy leaf and sarmentose growth in 'Dorothy Perkins'. Many thanks for adding this most interesting reference pkalisz.

(*i am sure 'Dorothy Perkins' has a smooth pedicel, but it is the wrong season for me to go and double check.)
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