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'Grootendorst' rose References
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 69.  Includes photo(s).
 
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] Description. Unusual because of the frilly edges to the petals. (Rosa rugosa Rubra x 'Mme. Norbert Levavasseur'). Repeats. Height: 7 ft. Some scent.
[Photo: A spray of blooms and a view of the garden at Hidcote Manor, Gloucestershire, showing 'F.J. Grootendorst'.]
Website/Catalog  (1986)  Page(s) 18.  
 
F.J. Grootendorst......good foliage. 1918
Website/Catalog  (1985)  Page(s) 21.  
 

F. J. Grootendorst..... 4 x 3’.

Article (website)  (1982)  Page(s) 17.  
 
F. J. Grootendorst  (Hybrid rugosa) Clusters of small crimson flowers with frilled edges, on a bushy plant with good glossy foliage. Continuous. 1918. W  •  H. (C) 6 x 5’.
Book  (1976)  
 
F. J. Grootendorst  "Red, small, full, medium scent, tall".

[courtesy: Brent C. Dickerson 'The Old Rose Adventurer'. page 231]
Book  (1953)  Page(s) 66.  
 
F.J. Grootendorst - 14
Website/Catalog  (1949)  
 
"F.J. Grootendorst - a Rugosa-Polyantha hybrid, flowers small with scalloped edges, which gives it the appearance of a carnation. In fact, it is often called the Carnation Rose. It blooms in clusters, very freely, with up to 60 flowers on one small branch, and is especially profuse in blooming in late summer and early fall. The flowers are deep pink approaching red, the perfect "buttonhole" rose. This rose advertises my rose gardens better than any other rose I have, and makes more sales for me."
Percy Wright Catalogue - Hardy and Semi-Hardy Roses - Ca 1949
Book  (1947)  Page(s) 233.  Includes photo(s).
 
Rugosa F. J. Grootendorst  Fringed double deep-pink flowers.  de Goey 1918.  June-July [Pl. 72]

p225.  Plate.  F. J. Grootendorst [Note - plate is of a pink-coloured rose]
Book  (Jul 1938)  Page(s) 89.  
 
F. J. Grootendorst: Red, small, double, fringed petals. At Beaverlodge, it usually kills back extensively though it generally blooms annually.
Book  (1937)  Page(s) 83.  
 
F. J. Grootendorst  HRug. (de Goey; int. Grootendorst, 1918) is a depressing name which entered the rose world as "a Rugosa rose with the flowers of a red carnation", and that is an accurate description of a most adaptable and desirable hardy hybrid of the rugged Rugosa type.  It does keep blooming the whole season through, and it is so amenable to training that it can be had doing well at any height from three feet to six feet.  Its sport 'Pink Grootendorst" is just the same, save that the flowers are of a not quite agreeable but even pink.  
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