'Forty-niner' rose References
Article (magazine) (Dec 1952) Page(s) 21.
According to Herbert C. Swim, the closest he came to his breeding objective is the rose Forty-niner -- a cross between 'Charlotte Armstrong' and 'Contrast'. Out of this cross also came 'Applause' (which won Swim his first Gold Medal at Bagatelle) and 'Multnomah' (which Swim considered a "spectacular rose in the Northwest"...)
Book (1950) Page(s) 15.
Harry H. Hazlewood. The New Roses of 1950.
Forty Niner HT. (Swim, 1948) (A.A.R.S. 1949). The inner face of the petal is deep orient red contrasting most vividly with a rich yellow reverse. The blooms are large, double and slightly fragrant, while the growth is good and clean. The name is particularly apt as it calls to mind the men who took part in the Californian gold rush of 1849. It also calls to mind some lines of an old song, "Dwelt a miner, forty niner and his daughter Clementine". The colour of this rose, its name and the fact it was first sent out in 1949 all complete a very happy instance of suitable naming.
Website/Catalog (1950) Page(s) 5.
Novelty Roses 1950. Forty Niner (H.T.) (Swim, 1949). lnner face of petal deep Orient red to cherry red with a yellow reverse. making a brilliant colour contrast. This is one of the best of the bi-color type. Named after the men who took part in the Californian gold rush of 1849 and, as the rose was sent out in 1949, the name is particularly apt A.A.R.S . 1949. 10/6 each.