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'Hon. George Bancroft' rose References
Website/Catalog  (1885)  Page(s) 37.  
 
Roses — Everblooming.
Section III.
Hybrid Tea Roses.
This class is of recent origin.  They are produced from crossing Tea with Hybrid Perpetual Roses, and while a few denote well defined traits of both races, others seem to be pure Teas.  Many are of very weak growth and bad color, hence we have rejected the greater number as undesirable.  The following are valuable:
Hon. George Bancroft.  Violet red.
Book  (1882)  Page(s) 14.  
 
Hon. George Bancroft... Hybride de Thé. Bennett. 1878 Cramoisi rosé. Fleur moyenne. Plante vigoureuse.
Book  (1881)  Page(s) 270.  
 
Hybrid Teas. Honourable George Bancroft (Bennett 1879), very large, form as the bloom of Lord Macaulay, from which she descends; beautiful crimson-pink, shaded purple. Vigorous and especially beautiful.
Magazine  (1 Jul 1880)  Page(s) 97.  
 
Honorable Georges Bancroft (Bennett), un peu terné de couleur, et de forme semblable à Lord Macaulay, l'un de ses parents.
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