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Roses of Yesterday and Today
(1952)  Page(s) 9.  Includes photo(s).
American Beauty. H. Perpetual (1886) No modern rose has equalled its rich fragrance, none are likely to take its place in the sentimental memories of the older generation. When planted in part shade, or cut and opened indoors, color is deep, live rose shaded smoky carmine, --if must be planted in the full hot sun the faded color will not remind you of those old-time florist beauties. In this case, best you retain your nostalgia and leave the plants with us. A large, full-bodied and heavily perfumed rose, recurrent bloom. $1.75
(1952)  Page(s) 9.  
American Beauty, Cli. (1909) A vigorous and very beautiful climber, with the bush form as one of its parents, --almost identical in color, form and fragrance -- long cutting stems, --abundant and repeating bloom. Once of our special favorites. $1.75
(1964)  Page(s) 50.  Includes photo(s).
“ ‘Angels Mateu’ is a must. I saw it blooming here last summer and I'm still blinking," writes Mary Jose, Lancaster, Ohio. . . and she's not the only one! Everyone who sees it blinks, and when I say "smell it," they stop blinking and close their eyes the better to savour its intense fruity fragrance. The large, many petaled flowers are flame brushed gold. 3 for 5.25 each $2.00
(1964)  Page(s) 50.  
‘Antoine Rivoire’. Hybrid Tea. 3 - 4 feet. Introduced by Pernet-Ducher in 1895, and in vigor, glossy, leathery, disease resistant foliage, and classic form and size of bud and flower, it can hold its own with the AARS winners of today. Its porcelain-pink color and fragrance are unique. $2.25
(1952)  Page(s) 9.  
Arrillaga. H. P. I.(1929) This is a giant among pink roses, with Mrs. John Laing and Frau. K. Druschki in its parentage. Bears in great, all-season profusion, fat buds, singly on long "fat" in bad weather, they have difficulty in opening to perfection. Not recommended for the seashore--elsewhere hard to beat. Plant with the white Everest and you will have "a pair of aces to draw to".

"Last spring, thanks to your catalog suggestion, I pegged down the long canes of my Arrillaga, --result: dozens of plate-size, pulchritudinous shining, pink blooms, --many six inches across on stems fully a foot long. " --St. Clair Garwood, Xenia, Ohio $1.75
(1952)  Page(s) 9.  
August Roussel L. C. (1913) Offspring of Papa Gontier and some wild creature of the Himalayas, --Papa got around. Said offspring certainly inherited the vigor of the wild parent, --just about the liveliest climber in the growing field, producing profusely in clusters, --large, well formed, semi double flowers of pale salmon-pink, over a long season. Rated an "A" in the catalog-writer's field notes. $1.50
(1964)  Page(s) 51.  Includes photo(s).
‘Baby Faurax’. Polyantha. 1 – 1½ feet. (BAY-bee foh-ROCKS) A dwarf plant that puts all its energy into flowering. Blooms in clusters of tiny buds opening to reddish-violet ¾ inch double flowers, enlivened by a touch of white at the center and yellow stamens. A cluster smaller than one's hand will have over 50 buds in it . . . a miniature bouquet arranged by nature. Introduced in 1924 . . . yet still one of the best lavender toned border roses. 3 for $4.50. each $1.75
(1980)  Page(s) 7.  
‘Baby Faurax’. Polyantha. (1924). 8 – 12 inches. Flowers repeatedly.
A dwarf plant that puts all its energy into flowering. Blooms in clusters of tiny buds opening to violet ¾ inch double flowers. Much of the color tones of the violet depend upon the mineral content of your soil – turns more violet where more iron is present, and will have tones of reddish-pink violet otherwise. The blossom cluster often has 50 buds – a miniature bouquet arranged by nature. Excellent for a garden border.
(1964)  Page(s) 50.  
‘Belle Blonde’. Hybrid Tea. 2½ - 3½ feet.
After seeing the Chelsea Flower Show in England last May, Ned Irish wrote me . . . "Of particular note was the rose ‘Belle Blonde’. It is a gorgeous, amply rounded creature of fairly loose form and a color approximating chamois skin. And it is very fragrant." $2.50
(1964)  Page(s) 50.  
‘Bloodstone’. Hybrid Tea. 3 - 4 feet. Big, delightfully perfumed, high centered buds and full-blown flowers of about 24 wide, veined petals. . . each a beauty in itself and in which you may detect many shades and tones of deep coral and gold. A vigorous plant with dark coppery-green foliage, enlivened by the blooms, has all the colors in a bloodstone.
Writes Mrs. Leslie Marshall from Corpus Christi, Texas, where the heat often fades colors of roses. . . "The unusual color has attracted much attention." $2.00
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