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'Eclipse' rose References
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 216-217.  Includes photo(s).
Eclipse Large-flowered/Hybrid Tea. Nicolas (USA) 1935. Description... 'Eclipse' set a high standard for yellow roses in the 1930s...
Book  (Feb 1997)  Page(s) 10.  
Eclipse... elongated pale buds... and in [the author's] garden Eclipse continues to blossom long after the first frosts...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 157.  Includes photo(s).
Eclipse Large-flowered. Description. J.H. Nicolas is the raiser... first bloomed on the day of an eclipse in 1932, hence its name. Parentage: 'Joanna Hill' x 'Frederico Casas'
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 150.  
Hybrid Tea, light yellow, 1935, 'Joanna Hill' x 'Federico Casas'; Nicolas; J&P. Bud remarkably long, pointed, deep gold, with long, narrow, branching sepals; flowers golden yellow, double (28 petals), loose blooms; fragrant; foliage leathery, dark; vigorous, bushy growth.
Book  (Jun 1986)  Page(s) 415.  
Eclipse Description... named to commemorate the solar eclipse that took place on August 31, 1932... medium yellow... Disease resistant. Not reliably winter hardy without protection...
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 73.  
Eclipse so named because it was first seen to be good on the day of an eclipse of the sun in August 1932; it was introduced in 1935. a yellow Hybrid Tea, grown widely for many years in warmer countries than Britain.
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 3.  
Eclipse jaune pur.
Book  (1978)  Page(s) 90.  
One of the areas of misunderstanding between British and American Rose breeders, is that the Americans tell us that our roses do not have enough petals for their climate, and then proceed to make best sellers out of their roses with even fewer, of which we may take 'Eclipse' and 'Fandango' as examples.  In fairness I must own that 'Eclipse did very well in Europe by earning Gold Medals from Bagatelle and Rome, but not in England   It looked unhappy with us. Raised by J. H. Nicolas of the Jackson and Perkins Co., then of Newark, New York.  Bred from 'Joanna Hill' x 'Federico Casas', Eclipse' was introduced in 1935, and is still being grown and sold in the United States.
The books and tell us that it earned its name by flowering for the first time on the day of an eclipse in August, 1932. I have not checked the almanac for that eclipse, but I am quite certain of two things, that most Hybrid Teas in North America are in bloom a little earlier than the end of August, and that nobody seen the first bloom at that time could possibly introduce the rose three years later, complete with Plant Patent and all. The average time is seven years.
Website/Catalog  (1970)  Page(s) 7.  
ECLIPSE. — Jaune pur luisant. Bouton bien turbiné.
Website/Catalog  (1960)  Page(s) 11.  
ECLIPSE (Nicolas 1937). Jaune pur et luisant, bouton très effilé. + [conseillées pour fleurs coupées de plein air.]
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