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'Mrs. Anthony Waterer' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 81-038
most recent 12 OCT 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 12 OCT 14 by CybeRose
The Garden 48: 42 (July 20, 1895)
Rose Mrs. Anthony Waterer.—This is a new Rose that has been raised by Mr. Anthony Waterer, Junr., of the Knap Hill Nursery, by crossing Rosa rugosa (syn., R. ferox) with the well-known Hybrid Perpetual General Jacqueminot. The result has been to produce a very beautiful Rose of free and graceful habit, with flowers of exceptional fragrance. The foliage, whilst quite different from that of R. rugosa, is suggestive more of that parent than the other. The leaves, consisting of five or seven leaflets, are firm in texture, serrated, and not so much wrinkled as in R. rugosa. The petioles and the branches are armed with small decurved spines, stouter and less needle-like than those of the parent species. The flowers are semi-double and of a rich crimson colour, the outside of the petals having a rosy tinge. They are, I think, equal in the sweetness and strength of their fragrance to any other Rose, and the profuse flowering character of this hybrid may be judged by the fact that this year between seventy and eighty flowers, each measuring from 3 inches to 4 inches across, have been produced on a single branch of last year's growth. In habit it is more spreading and elegant than R. rugosa.—W.J.B.
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Discussion id : 76-118
most recent 18 JAN 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 18 JAN 14 by CybeRose
The Garden 51: 463 (June 26, 1897)

Rose Mrs. Anthony Waterer.—In the new Rose garden at Kew there is now a large group of this new hybrid fully in flower. It is one of the hybrids raised from R. rugosa, and one of the best, the other parent being General Jacqueminot. The freedom with which it flowers and the charming fragrance of its blossoms combine to make it a really valuable Rose, in spite of the fact that practically it only flowers once a year—in early June—although sometimes a small second crop appears towards the end of the summer. The flowers, which are not fully double, are each 3 inches to 4 inches in diameter and of a deep crimson. It was raised by the present head of the Knap Hill Nursery, and it is in memory of his mother that it is named. The rugosa hybrids and varieties are now coming to the front. The hardiness and fragrance of the species render it valuable for crossing with the Hybrid Perpetuals, and it is found that the progeny thrives in districts too bleak and cold for the Hybrid Perpetuals themselves. In North Germany and Austria, for instance, where the continental winters are very severe, these hybrids and varieties are being extensively tried. In parts of Scotland, too, I believe they are proving of great value. About two dozen of them are in cultivation at Kew.—B.
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Discussion id : 45-451
most recent 2 JUN 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 2 JUN 10 by Cavallo
I wasn't expecting the color of Mrs. Anthony Waterer. It's practically fluorescent. In the evening dusk, looking out the window, the flowers actually seem to glow. It's amazing.
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Discussion id : 45-092
most recent 23 MAY 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 23 MAY 10 by jeffcat
This rose becomes vastly larger than 3-6'. A mature bush can easily become 15' tall and that is in Ohio. Habit is tall and upright.
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