"Old Homestead" rose References
Website/Catalog (2015) Page(s) 21.
Old Homestead Hybrid China. No rebloom. Good fragrance. Found Rose. Provenance Heritage Rose Gardens, California. Large flounced blooms of claret-pink shaded maroon, painted with lilac on the backs and bases of the petals, the paler color blushing out over the whole with age. As with so many of the Hybrid Chinas, where the color spectrums of very different rose groups were blended, the colors of this rose are an event in time.
Book (2011) Page(s) 109. Includes photo(s).
Alice Flores: Rose Sleuths. Joyce Demits and Virginia Hopper.
....As the sisters continued to study, they imported roses from Europe and grew them alongside their mysteries, comparing them and making guesses at identifications. Phillip Robinson helped them identify many of the older Hybrid teas, but the origins of many of their finds, such as "Old Homestead" remained a mystery.
"Old Homestead" (photo by Ron Robertson).