'The Doctor' rose References
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.
Website/Catalog (1940) Page(s) 20.
New Roses 1940. The Doctor (HT. Howard & Smith 1936) Large buds, opening to double to semi-double blooms of rich satiny pink of a very pleasing shade. The foliage is light green, while the growth is good with continuous blooming. 5/- each.
Good growth, pleasing colour, splendid shape with 35-40 large broad petals. A beautiful variety.
Book (1936) Page(s) 212.
Doctor, The (HT) Howard & Smith 1936 [Dreer]; silky pink, large, semi-double, cup form, lasting, floriferous, continuous bloom, abundant tender light green foliage, growth 6/10, bushy, 40 cm.