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'The Doctor' rose References
Website/Catalog  (4 Jan 1999)  Page(s) 39.  Includes photo(s).
The Doctor F.H. Howard 1936. Description... large, satiny, silver-pink flowers...
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 214.  Includes photo(s).
The Doctor Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: Mrs. J.D. Eisele' x 'Los Angeles'. USA 1936. Description and cultivation... flowers: a medium silvery pink... an attractive cut flower and exhibition rose...
Book  (May 1992)  Page(s) 408.  
The Doctor Hybrid Tea. Howard (USA) 1936... large flowers of rich silver-pink with a satin sheen...
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 74.  
[Breeder Jean Henri Nicolas] was known as 'The Doctor', a title he rightfully held from his qualifications; he was respected by rosarians in many countries. He died in 1937, shortly after a large, fragrant, pink Hybrid Tea had been named 'The Doctor' in his honour by a Californian rose breeder, Fred Howard.
Website/Catalog  (1949)  Page(s) 7.  
'Mabel Francis'..... the colour suggests The Doctor'.
Magazine  (1948)  Page(s) 11-19.  
One of the finest pink Roses ever sent out is undoubtedly 'The Doctor'; it was distributed in England in 1938 on the margin of the period set me for review, but it is a great Rose and must be included. It was raised by HOWARD AND SMITH of California and named by them after one of the most famous men in the Rose world of America, DR. HORACE MCFARLAND; his full name had already been given to another Rose so this had to be abbreviated to 'The Doctor,' but everyone knew who was the Doctor. It is a glorious rich deep pink, unfading until the petals drop, and has the strong perfume that one senses before one comes near to the plant. A very large Rose but not too full to be unable to open its long petals in any weather. I have grown it since before its general distribution and it has always been a delight. The plants have not always been as strong as I should like, but I am budding a new bed next year on polyantha simplex stock which may suit it better than has canina.
Book  (1947)  Page(s) 130.  
The Doctor (Garden & Show) The large perfect blooms are so exquisite in colouring and substance that they catch every eye. A garden and show rose of the highest quality, and very pleasing as a decorative as well. Buds are large and open to semi-double or double blooms of a lovely shade of satin pink. Freely produced. Healthy grower.  Fragrant. Habit 3. (HT). A real champion if a proven strain is procured.
Website/Catalog  (1945)  Page(s) 20.  
'The Doctor'. Large buds. opening to semi-double to double blooms of a particularly pleasing shade of rich, satiny pink. The petals are unusually large and broad, building up very high class flowers which are freely produced. Growth is good. Highly recommended.
Website/Catalog  (1941)  Page(s) 10.  
New Roses 1940. The Doctor (HT. Howard & Smith 1936) F. 3. Large buds, opening to semi-double to double blooms of a particularly pleasing shade of rich, satiny pink. The petals are unusually large and broad, building up very high class flowers which are freely produced. Growth is good. Highly recommended. E. 2/6 each.
Book  (1940)  Page(s) 14.  
The Doctor (Howard and Smith), named in honour of the beloved Editor of the American Rose Annual, is a fitting tribute to a long life of untiring and increasing work on behalf of the Rose. In size, shape, colour, fragrance and growth it is hard to fault this beautiful variety. The summer blooms were good, but those produced in April and May were breath-taking in their superb qualities. The colour is warmer and more refined than most other varieties, while the long, broad petals build up a high-class bloom which will gain immediate popularity. Advices from England hinted that the growth was somewhat below standard, but local experience shows it has grown as well as any other vigorous variety nearby. Too often with extra good sorts the rush to propagate sufficient stocks to hold down novelty orders results in a weakening of constitution, but comparison side by side with other new and older sorts shows growth here is certainly not its weakness.
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