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'Contrast' rose References
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 176.  
 
‘Contrast = Hybride de Thé. Contraste de couleurs pour cette fleur bien double au cœur étroitement turbiné, rose de Chine et bronze sur l’avers, blanc ombré de bronze au revers… buisson compact, mais de grande vigueur, au feuillage coriace et vernissé… Howard & Smith 1937.
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 392.  
 
Contrast Hybrid Tea. Howard & Smith 1937... Deep pink, white exterior...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 130.  Includes photo(s).
 
Contrast Large-flowered. Parentage: Unnamed seedling x 'Talisman'. Fred Howard 1937. Description... Salmon-pink, often shaded deeper, and cream on the reverse...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 108.  
 
Contrast Hybrid Tea, china-pink and bronze, reverse white and bronze, 1937, Seedling x 'Talisman'; Howard & Smith. Description.
Book  (1976)  Page(s) 61.  
 
According to Suschkow, also the sorts 'Contrast', 'Ramon Bach', 'Leni Neuss', 'Kathrine Kordes' and especially 'Staatspräsident Päts' are suitable components for hybridisation, especially the last sort produces as seed plant vigorous shrubs with long, straight canes, which end with a bloom at the tip.
Book  (1939)  Page(s) 23.  
 
Harry H. Hazlewood.  The New Roses of 1939. 
In Contrast HT. Howard & Smith have scored a definite success with a bicolour bloom after the style of 'Juliet', but on outstandingly vigorous, healthy growth. The habit is tall and upright, while the blooms carry 40 to 50 petals.
Website/Catalog  (1939)  Page(s) 35.  
 
New Roses 1939. Contrast (HT.  Howard & Smith 1937) Long buds, opening to double flowers with a high centre, with china pink and bronze on the inner face, and white and bronze on the reverse of the petal. 5/- each.
Very promising. 40-50 petals.
 
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