'Will Rogers' rose References
Book (Dec 1999) Page(s) 428.
Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879, on his parents' ranch near Oologah in what is now Oklahoma. He was part Cherokee. He worked as a cowboy in Texas and Argentina and then began performing in Wild West shows and circuses. His specialty was rope tricks... Throughout the twenties and early thirties he entertained Americans not just with his folksy humor but with an incisive political wisdom that would have earned him many enemies if he had expressed himself with anger rather than disguising his observations in jokes... [The book contains many Will Rogers' quotes, here's a sample: "It always will seem funny to us United Staters that we are about the only ones that really know how to do everything right. I don't know how a lot of these other Nations have existed as long as they have till we could get some of our people around and show 'em really how to be Pure and Good like us."]
Article (magazine) (Feb 1952) Page(s) 103.
Will Rogers a Seedling of 'Crimson Glory'. Hybrid Tea; Howard & Smith, 1936; Unnamed Seedling x 'Crimson Glory'; Velvety maroon crimson.
Book (1943) Page(s) 261.
A Glossary of Roses
Will Rogers (Hybrid Tea) has shapely double flowers of very deep crimson with even deeper shading; freely borne upon vigorous plants with mid-green foliage. Flowers are exceptionally good and retain their colour best in autumn.
Howard & Smith 1936. Deciduous, Vigorous Growth, Very Fragrant... Purpose: Bedding, Exhibition, Garden; Months of flowering: June-October. Hardy.
Book (1938) Page(s) 13.
Harry H. Hazlewood. The New Roses of 1938.
Will Rogers HT. (Howard & Smith, 1937), must be given pride of place for richness of colour, shape, fragrance, growth and blooming. Some splendid new sorts have come out recently, such as 'Crimson Glory', 'Rouge Mallerin', 'Malar Ros', etc., but 'Will Rogers' is sturdily able to hold his own in such company. The centre petals are sometimes nearly black.
Website/Catalog (1938) Page(s) 42.
New Roses 1938. Will Rogers (HT. Howard & Smith 1937) Large, double, intensely fragrant, velvety crimson flowers, produced on strong stems. The foliage is abundant and healthy while the growth is vigorous and the flowers are freely produced all through the season. 5/- each.
A first class crimson exhibition and garden sort.