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'Hawlmark Crimson' rose References
Article (newspaper)  (Aug 2014)  Page(s) 2.  Includes photo(s).
Patricia Routley: Semi-single red roses were often bred in the earlier part of the 1900s and when one comes your way, it becomes a real challenge to distinguish and identify what you have. The way around it is to find the usually tiny characteristic feature that sets it apart from all others. I call it the rose’s signature. If the early literature mentions this characteristic, then you are partly there. If you can find an early, good close-up photograph showing this characteristic, you are getting very close. But the almost final seal would be the name, passed on by the gardener. Hawlmark Crimson was passed on to me, with the name, by Sheila Gravett at Rooney’s Bridge, just south of Manjimup in 2001. I made a note at the time that Sheila’s plant was not in good health, so I feel lucky to have struck it. I put my one bush in the garden outside my study window and this is where I grow a few vegetables between the roses. When I water the spinach, beetroot and capsicum, this rose too, gets its share. So, for an old own-root rose, it has done OK. Not well, but OK. One plant of a rare old rose is not enough and so every year I try again and again to propagate it and I fail constantly. I sent it eastwards in 2009 and 2011 but don’t think they had much success either. In desperation I sent budwood up to Peter Ellis in Perth who was successful in propagating it, so it is safe, for the moment! It is not yet available again in the nurseries. ‘Hawlmark Crimson’ was bred in 1920 by Dickson who did not disclose the parentage. The identifying characteristic of this rose is its long and narrow receptacle. The 12 or so petals really are crimson and so deep sometimes, that the colour in some weather becomes almost maroon black in the curve of the petal and often clearly showing maroon veining. This colouring can be rich, but the form is that of a messy and floppy bloom. It is a fairly bushy and twiggy plant for me, about 50 cm high. It has a large round end-leaf and there are thorns. It blooms well from November to February but I have never taken notice of much later blooming, although I am sure it would have an autumn flush.....
Magazine  (2014)  Page(s) 42. Vol 36, No. 3.  Includes photo(s).
Patricia Routley. 'Hawlmark Crimson'.
Semi-single red roses were often bred in the earlier part of the 1900s.....
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 236.  
Hawlmark Crimson Hybrid Tea, crimson-scarlet, 1920, Dickson, A. Description.
Book  (1948)  Page(s) 221.  
Hawlmark Crimson. (H.T.) Intense velvety-crimson, semi-double flowers. There is a veining of maroon through the blossoms. A grand grower with strong, healthy foliage. Very similar to Red Letter day but much darker in colour. Bedding.
Website/Catalog  (1941)  Page(s) 27.  
Sergent Ulmann ....15 to 18 petals. This is the best of the Hawlmark Crimson class in our opinion.
Book  (1938)  Page(s) 128.  
Auckland: Of the many bedding varieites grown here, none has, so far, surpassed Hawlmark Crimson in consistently long blooming...
Website/Catalog  (1938)  Page(s) 22.  
Bush Roses
Hawlmark Crimson (Hybrid Tea) By Dicksons of Hawlmark, 1920... Intense velvety bright crimson. Semi-double. Very floriferous. Recommended. Very highly perfumed. Certificate R.H.S. Trials.
Website/Catalog  (1936)  Page(s) 66.  
Hawlmark Crimson (HT) Buds crimson with vivid maroon markings, opening to crimson scarlet semi-double blooms. Sweetly perfumed.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 333.  
Hawlmark Crimson (HT) A. Dickson 1920; crimson-scarlet, medium size, semi-double, solitary or up to 4, fragrance 7/10, floriferous, long maroon buds, veined crimson, growth 7/10, upright, bushy. Sangerhausen
Book  (1934)  
Hawlmark Crimson (H.T.): A glorious Rose, whose pointed bud colouring are intense crimson crayonings and veinations on maroon, becoming crimson-scarlet as the semi-double blooms develop; Tea perfumed. Growth vigorous, branching. Bed.
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