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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 16 Feb 2021.
United Kingdom
Code = HAR---
The Harkness firm was founded in 1879 in Bedale, Yorks, by two brothers, John Harkness 1857-1933 and Robert Harkness 1851-1920.
William Harkness 1888-1959 (son of Robert).
HARKNESS, Peter (son of William) See also Authors: Peter Harkness.
HARKNESS, Jack: 1918-1994. [grandson of John) See also Authors: Jack Harkness.
HARKNESS, Phillip (son of Jack)
HARKNESS, Robert (son of Jack)
[From Heirloom Old Garden Roses Year 2000 Catalog, p. 20-21:] 90,000 trial roses are grown for assessment each year. In 1996 'Living Easy' became the second Harkness variety to secure on of the worlds' most important commercial awards -- the All-America Rose Selection -- following the highly successful 'Amber Queen'... [ For the Year 2000,] Heirloom Roses is the exclusive introducer of Harkness's English Legend Roses in the United States.

[From Roll Call: The Old Rose Breeder, p. 227:]
[Robert] Harkness & Company
Hertfordshire, England
Robert Harkness, 1851-1920

1972 The Rose Bulletin, Autumn
p5". Personal Profile. John Leigh Harkness. Born 29 June 1918.....

1974 The Rose Annual, UK.
p74. Nigel Raban. The Men Behind the New Roses. Jack L. Harkness.

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