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'Duchess of Connaught' rose References
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 326.  
Duchess of Connaught Hybrid Tea. Bennett 1879
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 276.  
Duchess of Connaught Hybrid Tea. Bennett 1879. Parentage: 'Adam' x 'Duchesse de Vallombrosa'. The author cites information from different sources... silvery-pink... similar to 'La France'...
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 27-28.  
[in 1895, George Paul reported] the main survivor [of Henry Bennett's ten Pedigree Hybrids of the Tea Rose] was 'Duke of Connaught', a red rose with beautiful buds... still being used to produce cut flowers in winter in England. The Duke had been Prince Arthur, the seventh child of Queen Victoria, and was a distinguished soldier. He died in his nineties, in 1942. His wife, who was a Prussian princess, also had one of the roses named after her. 'Duchess of Connaught' was a pink rose, somewhat similar to 'La France'.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 168.  
of Connaught, Duch. (HT) Bennett 1880; Adam (President) X Duch. de Vallombrosa; silvery pink, center salmon-coloured, globular, fragrance 8/10, growth 6/10.
Magazine  (3 Jun 1911)  Page(s) 266.  
The Parentage of Roses.
The following list of the world's Roses and their parentage has been compiled by Mr. Robert Daniel, 38 Russell Road. Fishponds, Bristol, and by his kind permission we are enabled to publish it...
Duchess of Connaught... Hybrid Tea, Bennett, 1880, President X Duchesse de Vallambrosa
Book  (1899)  Page(s) 55.  
Duchess of Connaught, HT, Bennett, 1880, rose argenté
Book  (1889)  Page(s) 148.  
Hybrid tea-scented roses. Duchess of Connaught (Bennett 1879). Very large, double, silvery pink, center salmon-coloured, very fragrant. Fine form and habit. Descends from Adam (President) and Duchesse de Valombrosa. This variety was represented at the 1881 international exhibition in Petersburg with specially well-forced, beautiful examples. Forcing rose.
Website/Catalog  (1886)  Page(s) 87.  
Tea-scented and Hybrid tea-scented Roses.
Duchess of Connaught  delicate silvery rose, with bright salmon centre;  very large, highly scented. 
Magazine  (1886)  Page(s) 5.  
When, in 1879 Bennett in Stapleford presented the so-called Hybrid Teas to the public, most of his compatriots shaked their heads unbielevingly over his start, especially as he was no gardener, stating he would have no success, that his roses had no growth in wood, and only suitable for glass culture. I [Heinrich Schultheis] remember with pleasure when the old Will Paul showed me in his glasshouses at Waltham the first six Hybrid Teas of Bennett: "These are no use for anything, except house culture",- and what success he has since had with his seedlings....But let him speak himself: "...For my main experiments I used generally Alba rosea and President as seed parents. For crossing I used Louis van Houtte, Victor Verdier, etc. My goal was to breed pure white and yellow remontants - as well as purple-red, very deep-coloured dark Tea roses. The first six Hybrid Teas which I submit into commerce today prove how far I have succeeded."
Book  (1885)  Page(s) Vol. I, p. 273.  
Hyb. thé. Duchess of Connaught. Bennett 1879. (Président et Duchesse de Valembosa). Feuillage et fleur bien distincts, bien formés, rose argenté délicat, centre saumon; charmante rose très parfumée, très bien faite, globuleuse.
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