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'Bess Lovett' rose References
Book  (2016)  Page(s) 29.  Includes photo(s).
Bess Lovett...
Book  (1958)  Page(s) 30.  
Bess Lovett. LR. (Van Fleet; int. J. T. Lovett, '15.) Dbl., cupped, well formed, fragrant, light red; cluster. Fol. glossy, dark. Vig. cl.; very free bloom.
Website/Catalog  (1946)  Page(s) 34.  
W[ichuraiana]. — BESS LEVETT. Fleurs moyennes beau rose pur.

[no longer listed in 1956]
Book  (1940)  Page(s) 19.  
Bess Lovett Large-flowered Climber. (Van Fleet; introduced by Lovett, 1915)... light red... profuse seasonal bloom...
Website/Catalog  (1938)  Page(s) 13.  
Rosa Wichurana. Bess Lovett (Dr. W. v. Fleet 05). Pure glossy red, magnificent bright colouring, blooms large in enormous trusses, late-blooming, lasting, healthy.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 430.  
Lovett, Bess (hybrid wichurana) Dr. van Fleet 1905 (Lovett 1915), glossy carmine-red, medium size, double, cup form, fine form, lasting, fragrance 7/10, floriferous, long-blooming, growth 8/10, climbing, 3 m. Sangerhausen
Website/Catalog  (1929)  Page(s) 47.  
Hardy Climbing Roses
Bess Lovett. Hybrid Wichuraiana. (Dr. W. Van Fleet, 1905.) Large, fairly full flowers of light crimson-red, cup-shaped, and borne in long-stemmed clusters suitable for cutting; sweetly fragrant. Plant very strong, exceedingly free flowering, with fine, glossy foliage almost immune to diseases.
Midseason. Probably the best of the red climbers, with flowers of Hybrid Tea size. Better habits than Climbing American Beauty but totally unlike it in color and form. 75 cts. each.
Book  (1926)  Page(s) v.  
According to an advertisement for Lovett's Nursery, this rose was one of three named for the Remarkable Lovett Sisters, Alida, Bess, and Mary... the color of the bloom is described as a warm-hearted red...
Book  (1925)  Page(s) 152.  Includes photo(s).
Plate XIII. the Van Fleet Wichuraiana Hybrid 'Bess Lovett', as growing at 'Breeze Hill', the Editor's garden.
Website/Catalog  (1925)  Page(s) 19.  
BESS LOVETT.—Is of strong growth, with large, glossy Silver Moon-like foliage, and, what is remarkable in a climbing rose, the flowers are exquisitely fragrant. There is no other climbing rose we have ever seen that at all approaches, much less rivals, this grand rose in perfume. Flowers are lavishly produced, are of good size, double, full and cupped form. The color is a clear bright red. The roses, which are very lasting, are also very beautiful in bud and are borne on long stems, hence are admirable for cutting. Price, field-grown, each $1.00; dozen, $10.00.
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