The Makers of Heavenly Roses
(1985) Page(s) 101.
On studying the descendants of Caroline, [Wilhelm Kordes II] thought he detected the entry he wanted in a pink rose called 'Superb', introduced by Evans of Brighton in 1924. He crossed 'Superb' with 'Sensation', a red rose introduced in 1922 by Joseph H. Hill Co. of Richmond, Indiana. Most of the seedlings were pink, but one was ruby red, giving him the break he had sought. He named it 'Cathrine Kordes' and introduced it in 1929...
(1985) Page(s) 135.
Ralph applied for a US plant patent, and received it, for his wine red Miniature 'Centennial Miss', introduced in 1952.
(1985) Page(s) 152.
[James Cocker & Sons] introduced a salmon pink sport of 'Dorothy Perkins' in 1909, under the name 'Christian Curle'.
(1985) Page(s) 110.
Condesa de Sástago (Pedro Dot, 1930) a strong plant, bearing flowers coloured red one side of the petal and yellow the other... this rose won the first Rome Gold Medal in 1933...
(1985) Page(s) 101.
[In trying to achieve a red 'Caroline Testout', Wilhelm Kordes II came up with 'Cathrine Kordes', sort of a red 'Caroline Testout', but not red enough. So he crossed 'Cathrine Kordes' with 'W.E. Chaplin'.] The result was 'Crimson Glory', dark red, very fragrant, soon grown everywhere as the best red rose in the world. It was introduced in 1935.
(1985) Page(s) 85.
[One of two roses that were the first to be introduced by Joseph Pemberton in 1913, Danaë and Moonlight] both shrubby, cluster flowering, and pale yellow to white, the latter being particularly beautiful in its clear, broad blooms. With delight their breeder recorded that flowers of 'Danaë', all cut from the open, and sufficient to furnish six vases, had been placed on the altar of his church on Christmas Day, 1913...
(1985) Page(s) 29.
a Tea rose found in Plymouth in 1838
(1985) Page(s) 104.
Wilhem [Kordes] raised many climbing and shrub roses from [R. kordesii], including...'Dortmund',...
(1985) Page(s) 27-28.
[in 1895, George Paul reported] the main survivor [of Henry Bennett's ten Pedigree Hybrids of the Tea Rose] was 'Duke of Connaught', a red rose with beautiful buds... still being used to produce cut flowers in winter in England. The Duke had been Prince Arthur, the seventh child of Queen Victoria, and was a distinguished soldier. He died in his nineties, in 1942. His wife, who was a Prussian princess, also had one of the roses named after her. 'Duchess of Connaught' was a pink rose, somewhat similar to 'La France'.
(1985) Page(s) 24.
[while waiting for his own breeding program to reach fruition] Henry Bennett bought a rose from Joseph Schwartz... [which had been] given to Schwartz by its breeder, Monsieur A. Dunant. It was a pink Hybrid Perpetual, which Bennett named Duchess of Edinburgh and introduced in 1874. The Duchess was the wife of Queen Victoria's second son, Alfred...