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'Gartendirektor Otto Linne' rose References
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 200.  
 
Gartendirektor Otto Linne Shrub, dark carmine-pink, edged darker, base yellowish-white, 1934, 'Robin Hood' x 'Rudolph Kluis'; Lambert, P. Description.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 187.  Includes photo(s).
 
‘Gärtendirektor Otto Linne’. Syn: ‘Otto Linne’ Modern Shrub. Despite its cumbersomely Germanic name, this 1934 Modern Shrub Rose from Peter Lambert has had a recent revival in America. It deserves it too, with its compact habit, handsome leathery green leaves and constant production of big sprays of deep pink pompoms. It is a little like a double-flowered version of ‘Ballerina’. Which you choose depends on whether you like double or single flowers. Alas, there is not much scent. ‘Robin Hood’ x ‘Rudolph Kluis’ Repeat flowering.
Website/Catalog  (1987)  Page(s) 5.  
 
[p5 of the old rose section:] ‘Gartendirektor O. Linne’. Shrub. P. Lambert. 1934. Dark Pink.
Book  (1986)  Page(s) 118.  
 
‘Gartendirktor Otto Linne’ (1934). An attractive variety with deep cerise-pink flowers with white centres. Petal edges deepen with age. Profuse double flowers adorn a vigorous plant.
Magazine  (1984)  Page(s) 13. Vol 6, No. 1.  
 
Letter from Rita Kehl, ‘Timalite’, Taroon, Q’ld.: .......heavy rain, devastating hailstorms....... I lost five established rose bushes and most of the cuttings so kindly sent by Miss Isobel Cruse. The survivors are ‘The Fairy’ and ‘[Gartendirektor] Otto Lynne’.
Book  (1982)  Page(s) 344.  
 
‘Gartendirektor O. Linne’. Shrub. (Lambert, 1934). ‘Robin Hood’ x ‘Rudolph Kluis’. Deep pink with darker edge, yellowish-white center, double, in clusters on 30cm / 12 in. long branches, very floriferous; growth strong; foliage leathery, light green. Outstanding.
Book  (1968)  Page(s) 197.  
 
Proof of the Pudding. ‘Gartendirektor Otto Linne’, Shrub. …. PP 5. 37 reports. Average National Rating 9.0.
I (8.8) vigorous spreading plant of medium height. Abundance of small light green foliage . Clusters of small flowers produced abundantly.
II (9.7) Vigorous tall bushy plant with abundant large dark green foliage. Thrives on a minimum of care. Small intermittent bloom holds color well. Hardy.
III (8.3) Lots of small blooms on vigorous, spreading healthy plant.
Book  (1967)  Page(s) 209.  
 
Proof of the Pudding. ‘Gartendirektor Otto Linne’….PP4. 138 reports. Average National Rating 8.2. Height tall. This strong bushy plant with its many clusters of bloom makes an eye-catching spot in the garden. It needs little care or protection.
Book  (1966)  Page(s) 216.  
 
Proof of the Pudding. ‘Gartendirektor Otto Linne’….PP 3. 82 reports. Average National Rating 8.0. Height tall. A vigorous spreading, shrub-like plant that is very disease resistant and hardy, this rose needs very little care and is generally used in landscaping. It produces a profusion of small blooms in clusters and holds its color well. It is listed as a shrub in Modern Roses 6
Book  (1965)  Page(s) 213.  
 
Proof of the Pudding. ‘Gartendirektor Otto Linne’. Pol. Light red and dark pink, dark carmine-pink, darker at edges, yellowish white base. (Peter Lambert; int. Conard Pyle ’34). PP 2. Reports 46. Average height 43”. Average National rating 8.1 …. This spreading bush with nearly-thornless canes produces large clusters of small, dark pink flowers that hold the color well. Scattered reports indicate good resistance and hardiness.
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