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'Royal Canadian' rose References
Book  (19 Apr 2000)  Page(s) 515.  
'Royal Canadian', HT, mr, 1968; description; (Seedling X Talisman); Morey, Dr. Dennison; J&P
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 522.  Includes photo(s).
Royal Canadian Morey (USA) 1968... large, scarlet, double flowers...
Book  (1981)  Page(s) 400.  
Royal Canadian. HT. (Morey/Jackson & Perkins, 1968). Seedling X 'Talisman'. Scarlet, large, double, fragrant, hardy; bud urn-shaped; growth vigorous, bushy, upright; foliage bright green, glossy.
Book  (1976)  Page(s) 157.  
location 172a (G) Royal Canadian (Morey-Jackson & Perkins 1968), HT, red, large, double, moderate fragrance, tall.
Book  (1971)  Page(s) 153.  
Mr. W. G. Treloar, Victoria. The New Ones. 
Royal Canadian  Completely neglected and yet it is one of the strongest and healthiest roses available.
Book  (1970)  Page(s) 229.  
ROYAL CANADIAN HT ( IIIA ) mr , medium red ( D. Morey ; int . Jackson & Perkins '68 -69 ) Pat . 2736 ; ARA '68 ; PP 1 , Rpts . 109 ; NR Av . NR 7.6 . ...Bloom velvety and long lasting, amount of bloom variable, holds well....
Book  (1970)  
p27. Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW. New Roses. 
Royal Canadian HT. The blooms are purplish red with a good perfume, produced on long stems. It does not have many petals. Probably not as good as many of the other reds we already have in our gardens.

p155.  Mr. W. G. Treloar, Portland, Victoria. The New Ones.  
Royal Canadian This one is a good average red with little perfume - lacks petallage for exhibition.
Book  (1970)  Page(s) 177-8.  
"The Clearing House" Compiled and edited jointly by (Jack)H. Duffill and Mrs. A. Guadagni...
Royal Canadian, Hybrid Tea. (Morey int. J.&P. '68). Medium red. Mr. Beaulieu (2 plants, 1 year, 15 inches) finds this is not a fast grower—very, very few blooms of good colour—a compact bush with foliage quite resistant to disease, but on the dull side—they have to go through their first winter here—next summer will be a better time for a fair report. Mr. Billington (2 plants, 1 year, 24 inches) rates it vigorous and bushy—bloom is good quality but not profuse—good foliage, appears disease resistant—although plants were put in garden late this spring they developed very quickly and provided bloom in August—'so far I like this variety'. Mr. Duffill (2 plants, 1 year) adds: I too was late planting and the plants weren't in the best of condition—had only 2 blooms and these were grown in competition with established plants—reserve judgment for another year. "Very pleasantly surprised with this rose', writes Mrs. Foot (1 plant, 1 year)—good growth and foliage and plenty of well-formed blooms—good colour—not much fragrance. 'Consider this one of the top reds', maintains Mr. Goulding (4 plants, 1 year, 3 feet)—an outstanding red on nicely shaped upright-growing bush—blooms of excellent form and substance, and nicely fragrant—free-bloomer—some mildew. Mr. Higgins (2 plants, 1 year) observes: moderate growth and height—less bloom than I hoped—foliage has good appearance and showed no disease—slight fragrance. Mr. Jenkins (1 plant, 1 year) reports: medium height, upright, resistant to blackspot—large, deep red blooms have good form, high-centred, slow to repeat—fragrant—hope for more blooms the second year. 'A good red rose—the only thing wrong with it is a shortage of bloom', comments Mr. Jubien (4 plants, 2 years, 24-30 inches)—blooms red with tapered bud—some fragrance—bushy growth; foliage is good and no disease. 'This is a good rose', claims Dr. Lea (2 plants, 1 year)—first year's performance was above average—blooms were well formed and hold their shape well without fading—the equal of any well-established dark red. Mr. Lemire states: received plants in June—poor shape and no roots—looks like an exhibition rose—very clear colour—will increase. This proved a weak grower for Mr. Mayer (3 plants, 1 year, 24 inches) but was placed in a poor location—the few blooms produced were intensely fragrant, bright glimmering red in colour and of fairly good form—may try in a new spot next year—spreading habit. Mr. McDougall (3 plants, 1 year) says it was late getting started—few blooms but good quality and slight fragrance—likes the blooms—should be a good rose—a little blackspot. 'Healthy and a very large, lush bloom, but not enough of them', suggests Mrs. Packard (1 plant, 4 years, 6 feet). 'This plant showed a lot of promise in first year—it may be one of the better reds', claims Mr. Patte (1 plant, 1 year). Mr. Patterson (2 plants, 1 year 30 inches) thinks he was rather late in planting but they developed well and were quite bushy—have produced a reasonable number of blooms for first year—these are of good form, good substance, pointed centre—perhaps neck is a little weak—inclined to hang a little and lose lustre—appearance of one spoiled a little by cutter bee.
Article (newspaper)  (6 Feb 1969)  Page(s) 12.  Includes photo(s).
To most home gardeners, the procedure of naming a rose is a mystery; but in fact, the general public has a much larger hand in naming roses than most of us would assume. The prime example—though we rarely hear about it—is the nationwide test panel of home gardeners conducted by the Jackson & Perkins Co. here [in Newark, NY].
...Another category which J-P has noted each year, consistes of suggestions for roses named after famous persons. Representative of this in 1969 is the new "Royal Canadian Rose", a red hybrid tea named for orchestra leader Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians. J-P refers to this introduction as having "the sweetest fragrance this side of heaven"—a takeoff on Guy Lombardo's "Sweetest Music..." In fact, however, the "Royal Canadian Rose", while heavily fragrant in the true old rose tradition, is still outclassed by the 1968 Rose of the Year, "Fragrant Cloud"—a rose which hybridists will be a long time topping for fragrance. [...]
It's a rule of thumb that a great name may not sell a rose...but a bad name can sure "un-sell" it, before the rose gets a chance to prove its worth. With "Proud Land", "Royal Canadian", "Vin Rose" and "The Gene Boerner Rose", J-P pretty well incorporates all the "musts" in rose naming...from now on, the roses can speak for themselves. 
Book  (1969)  Page(s) 150.  
"The Clearing House" Compiled and Edited by Harold C. Cross...
Royal Canadian, Hybrid Tea (Morey int. J.&P. '68). Medium red. Mr. Jubien (4 plants; 1 year) reports: this variety had rather bushy growth—bloom is a pleasing red—some fragrance—'much better rose than I expected, it could go a long way in replacing some of the older reds.' Mr. Mayer (2 plants; 1 year) comments: these bushes proved weak growers for me (admittedly in a poor location)—may try again in a new location. Mr. Packard (1 plant; 3 years) states: this bush has big lucious blooms, but not enough of them—the foliage is good. (Editorial Note: It is understood that royalties from this rose are to go to the Vanier Institute of the Family, through promotion campaign in 1969.)
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