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'Masquerade' rose References
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 402-403.  Includes photo(s).
 
Masquerade Description... 'Masquerade' was the first of the Cluster-flowered Roses that changed to a deeper color as the flowers matured, a feature inherited from the China Roses... semi-double flowers that are light yellow changing to salmon-pink and finally to a rather muddy red...
Book  (1995)  Page(s) 45.  
 
Grows at Sissinghurst.
Book  (1995)  Page(s) 51.  
 
Masquerade Vita used a substantial planting of 'Masquerade' in the toolshed bed adjacent to the Cottage Garden. This Floribunda is now generally despised for its brash colouring, poor flower shape and ungainly habit. Opening yellow and ageing through orange and red to a blotchy deep salmon, it was unique when introduced in 1949 for the potency of its chameleon colours...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 279.  Includes photo(s).
 
Jackson & Perkins, 1949. Description. It was a first -- a rose that opened bright yellow, and then gradually turned salmon-pink, then red. Boerner. 'Goldilocks' x 'Holiday'. Repeats.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 366.  
 
Floribunda, red blend, 1949, 'Goldilocks' x 'Holiday'; Boerner; J&P. Bud small, ovoid, yellow; flowers bright yellow turning salmon-pink and then dark red, semi-double (17 petals), medium (2 1/2 in.) blooms in clusters of 19-25; slightly fragrant; foliage leathery, dark; vigorous, bushy, compact growth.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 238.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 238.  Includes photo(s).
 
Masquerade Cluster-flowered floribunda. Parentage: 'Goldilocks' x 'Holiday'. USA 1949. Description and cultivation... This rose aroused enormous interest when it was introduced because of its changing colours as it matured... clear yellow, passing through salmon pink to finish a fairly harsh red...
Book  (1958)  Page(s) 14.  
 
Harry H. Hazlewood.  'Mexicali Rose' ....The various shades appear in the one cluster at the one time after the style of 'Masquerade'. 
Book  (1955)  Page(s) 22.  
 
Harry H. Hazlewood. Some New Roses for 1955. 
Masquerade  (Boerner, 1949)  Is fully deserving the title of a rose sensation. The changing of individual blooms at different times in the one truss from yellow, then pink, and finally red must be seen to be believed. The foliage is particularly healthy, while the plant is extremely free in bloom. This variety offers wonderful opportunities for the hybridist to create new types.
Book  (1955)  Page(s) 117.  
 
'Masquerade' Hybrid polyantha. An American novelty of quite astonishing colour effect. The blooms which are set in large clusters are semidouble and very durable. The buds are bright red, the blooms when half open are pure golden-yellow, only to change, in the fully open blossom, back to red again; a colour contrast of quite unusual effect, especially when many are planted together. Tall.
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