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'Lavender Pinocchio' rose References
Book  (Aug 2002)  Page(s) 54.  
Lavender Pinocchio
Rated 5.8
Website/Catalog  (22 Dec 1998)  Page(s) 30.  Includes photo(s).
Lavender Pinocchio Floribunda. Boerner 1948. Description... A uniquely colored flower of lilac pink with an undertone of cappuccino brown...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 249.  Includes photo(s).
Lavender Pinocchio Cluster-flowered. Bred by Eugene Boerner and introduced by Jackson & Perkins in 1948. Parentage: 'Pinocchio' x 'Grey Pearl'. Description... the color is not a straight lavender, but pleasingly mixed with café au lait tones...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 306.  
Floribunda, mauve, 1948, 'Pinocchio' x 'Grey Pearl'; Boerner; J&P. Bud ovoid, light choclate-olive-brown; flowers pink-lavender, double (28 petals), large (3-3 1/2 in.) blooms in clusters; fragrant; vigorous, bushy, compact growth,
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 137.  Includes photo(s).
A large-flowered brownish-lavender Floribunda with a bushy habit. Much used in breeding because of its unusual colours. Boerner (USA) 1948. ('Pinocchio' x 'Grey Pearl') Flowers throughout summer. Height: 60 cm (2 ft.) Some scent.
Book  (1953)  Page(s) 20.  
Harry H. Hazlewood.  The New Roses of 1953. 
Lavender Pinocchio (Boerner 1948). Rather large semi-double blooms for the type and as flowered here, a dull slaty colour which, strangely enough, appeals to numbers of growers.
Website/Catalog  (1953)  Page(s) 6.  
Novelty Roses 1953. Lavender Pinocchio Hyb. Poly. (Boerner, 1948.) Large semi-double blooms in clusters which, in a cool climate, might justify the term lavender, but so far only a dull, slaty grey has been seen here. 8/6 each.
Article (magazine)  (Dec 1951)  Page(s) 22.  
'Grey Pearl', a controversial item in itself and of no distinguished popularity, has mothered a new and distinctly fashionable group of hybrids... Greying a color or shading, brings new color qualities not available with pure pigments. That is what 'Grey Pearl' contributes, as illustrated in the smoky pink-lavender of Lavender Pinocchio.
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