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'Red Favorite' rose References
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 488.  
 
Red Favorite Floribunda, velvety oxblood-red, 1954, (TANschwigru; 'Holländerin'; 'Red Favourite'; 'Salut à la Suisse'; 'Schweizer Grüss'); 'Karl Weinhausen' x 'Cinnabar'; Tantau. Description.
Article (magazine)  (1988)  Page(s) 29.  
 
[Colour description according to the CIELAB colour space (petal inside): L* = Lightness, a* = red-green axis, b* = yellow-blue axis]
'Schweizergruss' (Tantau, 54; velvety oxblood-red), L* 24-26, a* 51-52, b* 30-32
Magazine  (1983)  
 
Rose-Garden in Rothrist (by Th. Schaad)... Polyantha-Floribunda... Schweizergruss
Book  (1965)  Page(s) 71.  
 
Schweizer Gruss, M. Tantau 1952; 40cm high; dark red
Book  (1963)  Page(s) 16.  
 
Dr. A. S. Thomas:
'Gina' ....is about the same colour as 'Schweizer Gruss'; the florets are fewer, and much bigger with attractive yellow stamens. Time alone can determine which is the better variety. 'Schweizer Gruss' is much slower to break into new growth and is very much the more thorny
Book  (1962)  Page(s) 58-59.  Includes photo(s).
 
Schweizergruss (hybrid polyantha, Math. Tantau 1952) - One of the most beautiful roses among the hybrid polyanthas. Her semi-double blooms are velvety red and stand in well bright clusters. The red keeps up until fading. She is suitable for larger groups due to her tall habit.
Book  (1960)  Page(s) 18.  
 
Dr. A. S. Thomas: 'Lili Marlene' .....may displace 'Schweizer Gruss' as our best dark red Floribunda. The semi-double florets of 'Lili Marlene' are larger and the plant is more bushy.
Book  (1957)  Page(s) 90.  
 
Schweizergruss, 1952, velvety blood-red, without any blue shading, very floriferous, semi-double, 50cm., cut flower, nectar supplier for bees
Book  (1955)  Page(s) 22.  
 
Harry H. Hazlewood. Some New Roses for 1955. 
Schweizer Gruss (Tantau, 1952): Further trials with this variety have enhanced the original regard for its all-round qualities. The rich deep red colour of the semi-double blooms seem to revel in heat and when other sorts fade or burn this one retains its brilliant colour. It is listed as 'Red Favourite' in England and America.
Book  (1953)  Page(s) 20.  
 
Harry H. Hazlewood.  The New Roses of 1953. 
Schweizergruss (Tantau 1952). This and 'Cocorico' are the best in this section. The individual semi-double blooms of rich deep red form a perfect rosette and as they are produced in bunches they make a very fine display. The growth is good and clean, while the colour lasts well even under hot conditions. The name means "Swiss Greetings" and as the variety was raised in Germany it is obviously a courteous salute to Switzerland. (It is a poor tribute to see the name changed in England to Red Favourite.)
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