'Minnehaha' rose References
Book (2016) Page(s) 189. Includes photo(s).
Minnehaha....This rose has long been confused with 'Dorothy Perkins'. Both have small, double, medium pink flowers in clusters. Both are lightly fragrant and late blooming ('Minnehaha' the latest). Larger, fuller flowers, larger leaves and more widely spaced clusters can distinguish 'Minnehaha'. The color is darker than that of 'Dorothy Perkins' to begin with but fades more. It is also more resistant to mildew than 'Dorothy Perkins'. It shows very vigorous growth to about 20 feet (6 meters).
Book (2003) Page(s) 139.
‘Minnehaha’ (Walsh, 1904).
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 564.
Minnehaha Wichurana. Michael H. Walsh 1904
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 412.
Minnehaha. Modern, Rambler, Light pink. The rose world has much to thank Dr. Wichura of Germany for; he discovered the beautiful creeping white species that bears his name. Many superb ramblers were raised from it in the early twentieth century and one, ‘Dorothy Perkins’ became a household name. ‘Minnehaha’ resembles it in many ways; the pink rosettes, however, are a little larger, and less stable in color, passing from rosy pink to blush white as they age. They are carried in clusters in great profusion. As the stems are lax, the variety makes a wonderful weeping standard, as well as being good for pillars, open fences, pergolas, arches and anywhere that its trailing habit and cascading flowers can serve to cover unsightly objects. It does require a free circulation of air to lessen the risk of mildew, and there is not much scent. The plant makes many stems, and old spent ones can be cut out completely after flowering to allow space for new growth. The leaves are small, glossy dark green and plentiful. M. H. Walsh, of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, raised forty climbing roses between 1901 and 1920; many are still popular, including ‘Lady Gray’ [Gay] and ‘Excelsa’. He named this rose for the wife of Hiawatha, the main character in Longfellow’s poem. Zones 4-9. Walsh, USA 1905. Rosa wichuriana x ‘Paul Neyron’.
Book (Oct 1996) Page(s) 13. Includes photo(s).
Book (Sep 1996) Page(s) 102.
Beautiful though she (Dorothy Perkins) is, there are other pink ramblers that I would choose ahead of her, but this is on the strength of her proneness to mildew alone. Alternatives - not necessarily in order of preference are Debutante, Minnehaha and Ethel.
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 232.
Minnehaha. Walsh. US 1905. R. wichuraiana x ‘Paul Neyron’. A deep pink, non-fading version of ‘Dorothy Perkins’, than which it is bolder, more effective, and flowers later. Almost scentless. Small glossy leaves. 15 feet.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 381.
Minnehaha Rambler, pink fading white, 1905, R. wichuraiana x 'Paul Neyron'; Walsh. Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 13, 145. Includes photo(s).
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Book (May 1992) Page(s) 318. Includes photo(s).
Minnehaha. Walsh USA 1905. R. wichuraiana x ‘Paul Neyron’.
Large clusters of cascading, pink flowers which pale almost to white with age. The plant is well endowed with small, dark green, glossy leaves. Summer flowering only. Tolerant of poor soils. Suitable for Northerly aspect. Suitable for growing up into trees. Suitable as a ground cover. Tolerant to shade. Moderately fragrant. 15 x 8’ or 4.5 x 2.5 m.