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Roses of Yesterday
(1948)  Page(s) 7.  
Agrippina. China. (1832.) A tall growing, very vigorus (sic) shrub rose, producing persistently, great clusters of cherry-red double blooms, shaded lighter at center, and of distinctive old-time form. Blooming for many years at the door of a good neighbor, it never fails to nod a happy greeting. 1.50
(1948)  Page(s) 7.  
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. We must agree with the critics -- it "blues" on the bush, if held too long, buy why resist cutting a bouquet of these lovely roses, to open indoors....Color is deep rose, shady smoky carmine; large, full-bodied, and, with us, in constant bloom. Available in both bush and climbing form....
(1947)  Page(s) 1.  
Belle Blanca. Same as above [Belle of Portugal] Same as above except satiny white.
(1948)  Page(s) 7.  
Belle of Portugal. H. Gigantea. Rampant is the word for the "Portugese Hussy." Its great canes refuse to be confined, and from them hang in great profusion, enormous, semi-double, pale-pink blooms of rare beauty, over a long spring season only....
(1948)  Page(s) 8.  
Billy Boiler. (Climbing.) H. Tea. (1927) An Australian creation of the great Allister Clark. Dazzling red blooms, of fine form and fragrance, are produced constantly all season on a vigorous but easily controlled plant. In our opinion rates with the best of the red climbing roses, and makes a stunning pillar.
(1948)  Page(s) 8.  
Cascadia (1925) Captain Thomas created this tall growing shrub, in a cross with one of his famous roses, Bloomfield Abundance. Produces in fine panicles of one inch white flowers, showing green stamens, and like all the Bloomfield family, is in constant bloom; particularly fine, dark, glossy foliage. One of the bright, sparkling notes in our little display garden which fronts the Lester cottage. 1.50
(1948)  Page(s) 7.  
Beauty of Glazenwood. (Fortune's Double Yellow.) Noisette (1845.) Healthy Climber required a sunny, warm situation, and no pruning. Described by the National Rose Society of England as "orange yellow, shaded and flaked metallic red."...does not repeat.
(1947)  Page(s) 2.  
Francis E. Lester. (1947) Musk origin; named for its creator the late Francis E. Lester; great cluster of white single blooms in spring, with that illusive (sic) Musk fragrance.
(1948)  Page(s) 12.  
Gruss An Coburg. H. Tea. (1927.) An offspring of a famous parent, Souvenir de Claudius Pernet, from which it gets its rich yellow tones, shaded in varying coppers and browns. Large, double, very fragrant. Strong vigorous plants with bronze foliage, and steady blooming habits.
(1948)  Page(s) 13.  
Innocence. H.Tea. (1921.) A five inch, 12 petalled rose, of purest white, with wine-red staemens, in profuse bloom all season; its one fault--not fragrance. Strong, healthy plant, with dark, disease-resistant foliage.
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