'Sentinel' rose References
Book (1999) Page(s) 13.
Sentinel 1934. Large Flowered Bush rose, large, double, velvety cerise flowers silver reverse. No longer available.
Newsletter (1995) Page(s) 19. Vol 4, No. 2.
Sentinel. HT. 1934. Alister Clark.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 543.
Sentinel Hybrid Tea, flowers velvety cerise, reverse silvery cerise [pb], 1934, Clark, A.; Wyant.
Book (1990) Page(s) 122.
Sentinel. Velvet/cerise. Too blue. HT. 1934.
Magazine (1979) Page(s) 7. Vol 1, No. 3.
Sentinel. 1934. Intro. Wyant, HT, large, double, cupped, very fragrant, velvety cerise, reverse silvery. Foliage soft and glossy, vigorous.
Book (1946) Page(s) 35.
Alister Clark. Save the Roses. I have had good seedlings from Sentinel and ....to name a few, and yet cannot now procure plants of them.
Book (1942) Page(s) 154.
Proof of the Pudding Summary.
‘Sentinel’ Not distinctive.
Book (1938) Page(s) 217.
Proof of the Pudding. HT. Cerise. (Clark 1934) ARA. ‘34. PP ’36, ‘37
Anders: N.Y. (3 yr). Reports that he had better bloom than ever; his plants, last year, were four and a half feet tall, clean and healthy. Tride, Md., (1 pl., 3 yr.), had growth similar to ‘Red Radiance’ but better flowers. Reed, Va., (1 pl. 3 yr.), likes it and prefers it to ‘Red Radiance’. Anderson, Va., (1 pl, 3yr.) calls it just fair. Kuester, Ohio (1 pl, 3yr), thinks it just as good a bloom as ‘Radiance’ but with a stronger plant. Jacobs, Mo., (1 pl, 3 yr), considers it outstanding as a flower, but not a profuse bloomer. Cain, Tex, (2 pl., 3 yr), regards it as ordinary. Horsley, Wyo., (3 pl., 1 yr), says it is just another ordinary red. At Breeze Hill we like the strong plants and the quantity of bloom, but are not impressed by the flowers.
Book (1937) Page(s) 249.
Proof of the Pudding. ‘Sentinel’. HT. (A. Clark, presented to A.R.S. and intro. into U.S. by M. E. Wyant, 1934.) A.R.A., 1934; P.P. 1936. Piester (Conn.) reports poor plants and color blues badly, but there is a delightful “briar fragrance.” De Rusha (Conn.) says it is a fair bloomer and grower, but black-spot took all the foliage off last summer. Anders (N.Y.) puts it in the class of ‘National Flower Guild’ for the south as a shrub and states it was outstanding last year for its splendid comeback after a very hot summer. Nittinger (Pa.) [2d yr.] reports success; he had some splendid exhibition flowers. Thomson (Pa.) calls it a very good light red rose. Carson (Pa.) terms it ordinary, a fair plant with poor blooms. To Treide (Md.) [1 plant, 2d yr.] the color looks the same as ‘Red Radiance’ with a much better form. He likes it. Blanks (Va.) lhad a good plant and good bloom, and he thinks it should go far as an easily grown rose. Anderson (Va.) [1 plant, 2d yr.] considers the color and shape of the flower ordinary. Reed (Va.) [1 plant, 2d yr.] says it resembles, but is better than ‘Red Radiance’. Musser (w. Va.) [1 plant] rates it a valuable garden rose for its healthy upright growth, free-blooming qualities, and wonderful fragrance. Kuester (Ohio) [1 plant, 2d yr.] calls it a good red rose, which came back after freezing to the ground. Curtiss (Ills.) likes it but was bothered with black-spot. Norton (Ills.) [2 plants, 2d yr.] pronounces it an A-1 rose. Jacobs (Mo.) [2d yr.] mentions good growth and attractive flowers. His report is about the same as McMath’s (Mo.), who adds that the blooms are very fragrant. It refused to grow for Durham (Miss.) [1st yr.], producing an occasional bloom of indifferent form, very much like ‘Red Radiance’. At Breeze Hill it grows well and blooms freely, and although the flowers are not outstanding we consider it reliable.
Book (1937) Page(s) 242.
Truly an evidence of international good-will is Sentinel. HT (A. Clark, presented to A.R.S. and int. 1934), a pleasing double, fragrant, cerise rose given by the Australian hybridizer, Alister Clark, to the American Rose Society, and by it introduced through Melvin E. Wyant.