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Fitzhardinge (1881-1956), Mrs. H.C.

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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 19 Jun 2018.
Warrawee, New South Wales
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Mrs. H.C. Fitzhardinge signed her patent as Olive R. Fitzhardinge, of Warrawee, NSW, Australia

Articles of interest include:

1932 Australian Rose Annual
p127 Amateur hybridisation. by Mrs. O. R. Fitzhardinge.

1934 Australian Rose Annual
p144 'Warrawee' A New Australian Rose of Merit. Editor.

1941 Australian Rose Annual
p58. New Garden. New Roses. Mrs. O. R. Fitzhardinge, Mandurama, NSW. .

1980 Heritage Roses in Australia journal. Vol 2, No. 4.
p2. This article was kindly provided by Mrs. Fitzhardinge’s daughter, Mrs. Prudence Bryant of Wahroonga, NSW.....

1983. Trevor Nottle Growing Old-fashioned Roses in Aust & NZ
p71, There were others [roses of Mrs. Fitzhardinge] and these may be listed in the catalogues of Hazlewood’s rose nursery who introduced all these but Mrs. Fitzhardinge’s daughter, Mrs. Prudence Bryant, could not find any names among her mother’s notes.

1995. Heritage Roses in Australia - 2nd Nat Conf., Orange, Proceedings
p101 Susan Irvine. Australian Bred Roses. Mrs. Fitzhardinge released ten or so roses in the 1930s. She had an interest in Australian history which is reflected in the names she gave her roses....

2002 Richard Aitken & Michael Looker Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens
p220. Fitzhardinge (née MacMaster), Olive Rose (1881-1956) ..... the roses were introduced commercially by the Hazlewood Nursery, Epping (NSW) and some by Conrad Pyle at his West Grove nursery, Pennsylvania (USA).....

2006. Heritage Roses in Australia. Vol 28,. No. 3
p7. Shirley Wills, Orange Group. The Roses from Warrawee. On a recent National Trust trip to the Monaro I met a niece of Mrs. H. C. Fitzhardinge. Mentioning my interest in Heritage roses and particularly the influence of women breeders in what appears to be a very male dominated occupation, I was told the daughter of Mrs. Fitzhardinge, a Mrs. Jean Dean, was now ninety six and living in Sydney.....
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