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'Paul's Early Blush' rose References
Book  (Feb 2009)  Page(s) 86(photo), 87.  Includes photo(s).
‘Paul’s Early Blush’/’Mrs Harkness: Les Hybrides Remontants. Parents: Mutation de ‘Heinrich Schulteis’. Obtenteur: Paul 1893. Description et conseils.
Magazine  (1998)  Page(s) 105. Vol 92, Part 4.  Includes photo(s).
Sean McCann. ....Following a lecture at Yorkshire Rosarians a while ago Rae Beckwith was offered a plant of 'Mrs. Harkness', an old garden rose, by Peter Harkness. The story is that the rose was found by Peter's grandfather as a sport of 'Heinrich Schultheis' over a century ago. Grandfather John named it for his mother who was born in Chester-le-Street in 1826. It was introduced by the firm, Harkness and Sons, Bedale, in 1893. Now there is a story of dedication and love of a rose. It still blooms in the Harkness family home in Hitchin....
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 146.  
Paul's Early Blush Hybrid Perpetual. G. Paul (UK) 1893. Sport from 'Heinrich Schultheis'. Description... soft blush pink...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 436.  
Paul's Early Blush Hybrid Perpetual, light pink, 1893, ('Mrs. Harkness'); 'Heinrich Schultheis' sport; Paul. Flowers blush.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 124.  Includes photo(s).
Mrs Harkness
Hybrid Perpetual
Botanical grouping: Chinensis
Sport of 'Heinrich Schultheis'
(synonym: 'Paul's Early Blush')
England 1893
... blush pink flowers... cut longer shoots by one-third to one-half in autumn, or peg them down to encourage extra flowering side shoots...
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 145.  
Paul's Early Blush Hybrid Perpetual. G. Paul 1893... [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book  (1986)  Page(s) 108.  
Paul's Early Blush ('Mrs Harkness')
Hybrid Perpetual (1893)
A sport from 'Heinrich Schultheis'
... pale pink... fragrant...
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 29.  
Paul’s Early Blush (Hybrid Perpetual) Huge, very double, scented flowers of pale pink on a study plant. 1893. (R) 3 x 3’
Website/Catalog  (1976)  Page(s) 19.  
MISTRESS HARKNESS (Harkness 1894). Rose et blanc.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 545.  
Paul's Early Blush (HP) G. Paul 1893; light pink and silvery flesh-colour with white, large, double, ovoid, fine form, solitary or up to 4, floriferous, repeats, free-blooming, growth 7/10, upright, 1 m. Sangerhausen
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