"David Martin's No. 41" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Crimson, scarlet center. Moderately full, borne mostly solitary, flat, rosette bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
David Martin, Western Australia, inherited his mother's roses. Most of the roses were planted by her in 1959 or 1960 and she left a hand-written undated listing of the roses in order of the straight line of roses alongside the front fence. Some roses have been crossed out and there have been some plantings added since the listing was made. 'Barcelona' was at site 41. The scarlet center is most evident in the heat of summer.
Roses that the literature has mentioned have a scarlet centre, and therefore may be considered for this foundling are:
'Chateau de Clos Vougeot', 1908
'Amulett' 1930 - possibly not. 'Amulett' was high-centered.
'Carmen', 1956. (the date is about right for Mrs. Martin to have planted it in 1959 or 1960).
Carrie Jacobs Bond 1935.
Dickson's Centennial 1936. However bloom may be too large, too crimson, too incurved, and foliage may be too orbicular.