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Dickson (c.1877 -1922), Hugh
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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 26 Jan 2023.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
Hugh Dickson (a.k.a "Belmont Hugh") (d. May 30, 1922)

[From The Gardeners' Chronicle, June 10, 1922, p.312:] Hugh Dickson.—We very deeply regret to learn of the untimely death of Mr. Hugh Dickson, of Messrs. Hugh Dickson, Ltd., Rose growers, Royal Nurseries. Belfast, which took place at Leeds on the 30th ult., following a severe operation. Mr. Hugh Dickson was well known in the horticultural world, and particularly among rosarians, and not only was he a clever cultivator and exhibitor of Roses, but also one of the foremost of raisers, as shown by the fact that his firm received numerous awards from the National Rose Society. A few of the varieties which have emanated from the Royal Nurseries, Belfast, include Blushing Bride, Ethel Dickson, Nellie Parker, Prince Charming, Golden Spray, H. D. M. Barton, H. K. Pinkerton, Lilian Moore, Lady Craig, W. E. Wallace, Leslie Pidgeon, Earl Haig, E. Godfrey Brown, and the famous crimson-scarlet, Hugh Dickson.

[From A Rose Odyssey, by J. H. Nicolas, 1937, p. 130:] There was another Dickson house, Hugh Dickson, whose output of new roses was at one time numerous...The house was liquidated shortly after the death of Hugh Dickson which occurred around 1930.

[From The Makers of Heavenly Roses, by Jack Harkness, 1985, p. 44.:] When Alexander died...Hugh decided to have a nursery of his own. He therefore withdrew in 1869, receiving one third of the value of the old business, with which he set up his new one in Belfast...

[From Roll Call: The Old Rose Breeder, p. 127:]
Hugh Dickson (ca. 1831-1904), brother of Alexander Dickson
Royal Nurseries (founded 1869), Belfast, Ireland
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