"Lingo Musk" rose References
Book (2009) Page(s) 41.
Gregg Lowery: "Lingo Musk". Found in Florida, USA, by Mr Lingo, distributed in 1970 by Joseph Kern Nursery. With huge clusters of blush pink flowers touched rosy on the petal edges, "Lingo Musk" creates a continuous and generous display of bloom. The plant, which is upright and arching, provided a touchstone for the observational phase of the Hampton Park Noisette Study. Very much the archetype of the Champneys' type, it displays many of the common traits of the Noisettes in this group. One-inch blooms are semidouble, blowsy, and fragrant. The stature of the bush is modest and upright to about 4 or 5 feet. Mr. Lingo of Florida passed his discovery on to the Joseph Kern Nursery in Ohio. Rosarian Leonie Bell ordered it, grew It, and suspected it to be the long lost "Frazer's Pink Musk" ['Fraser's Pink Musk'?]. It is uncertain whether this plant is distinct from the"'Frazer's Pink Musk" that was grown at The Huntington Botanical Gardens; however, the genetic study portion of the Hampton Park Noisette Study seems to indicate that they are different.
Book (2009) Includes photo(s).
p47. Malcolm M. Manners. The Hampton Park Noisette Study.
Characteristics of "Lingo Musk" - a typical old Noisette. Plants: Bushy, spreading and upright.........
p48 "Lingo Musk" (our standard Old Noisette). Bud bright pink. Petal color: blush pink, fading whtie, yellow at base; near-white. 17 petals, plus 12 petaloids. Pedicel red glandular. Receptacle pubescent. 5-7 leaflets. Terminal leaflet larger than others. Prickles 2-3 per internode, straight. Plant bushy, spreading and upright.
Newsletter (Aug 2001) Page(s) 3. Vol 26, No. 3.
Rev. Douglas T. Seidel, Pennsylvania. Those fabulous Foundlings: the No-Name Noisettes.
....The blooms on three varieties, "Lingo", "Fewell's Noisette", and "Haynesville Pink Cluster" are practically identical: semi-double ivory or palest blush with two or three rows of petals, like faint editions of 'Champneys' Pink Cluster'. "Lingo"was found by a collector of that name in the late 1960s in north Florida and shared with the late Joseph F. Kern Nursery in Mentor, Ohio. The four foot plant was such a willing bloomer that Mr. Kern put it on the market for the next few years as the Charleston-raised 'Frazer's Pink Musk'. "Fewell's Noisette" and the "Haynesville" rose carry the same type of flower on climbing plants that will reach ten feet in my locale. "Fewell's" may have an edge over the others with huge clusters of buds and nice foliations on the sepals.