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"Indian Head" rose Reviews & Comments
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most recent 1 FEB HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 FEB by Paul G. Olsen
Roses Neglected Too Often,
Percy Wright Tells Conference

25th annual meeting of the Saskatchewan Horticultural Societies Association

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix August 23/1956

Mr. Wright described the origin and characteristics of many roses, including some of his own development, but enthused over the Indian Head rose. The origin of this rose had been lost and it received its name because it was found in a garden near Indian Head.

It was undoubtedly an old European rose to which the genes of the repeat blooms of the Far East had been infused. Indian Head was a variety possessing extraordinary vigor, considerable resistance to diseasee and sufficient hardiness to survive Saskatchewan winters. Its flower was well-formed and of an attractive shade of pink not subject to rapid fading.

"Indian Head had the remarkable feature of blooming on new wood," Mr. Wright said. "The plant could be killed to the snow line, yet in the spring it would grow again and later bloom on the new stems only one week behind the plants not killed to the snow line."
Reply #1 of 1 posted 1 FEB by Patricia Routley
Thank you Paul. Reference added.
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