'Charlotte Armstrong' rose References
Book (2002) Page(s) 32.
Book (2000) Page(s) 157.
‘Charlotte Armstrong’ = Hybride de Thé… gros boutons pointus… rose intense, odorantes… buisson robuste et compact, au feuillage vert sombre et coriace. Lammerts US 1940.
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 116. Includes photo(s).
Charlotte Armstrong Large-flowered. Parentage: 'Soeur Thérèse' x 'Crimson Glory'. Dr. Walter Lammerts 1940. Description... There is scarcely an American rose in our gardens today that does not descent from 'Charlotte Armstrong'... big ruffled flowers, stained brilliant cerise... lacks scent... named for the mother of the founder of Armstrong Nurseries...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 87.
Hybrid Tea, deep pink, 1940, 'Soeur Thérèse' x 'Crimson Glory'; Lammerts; Armstrong Nursery. Bud long, pointed, blood-red; flowers deep pink, double (35 petals), large (3-4 in.); fragrant; foliage dark, leathery; vigorous, compact growth.
Book (1993) Page(s) 19.
Charlotte Armstrong [was named for breeder, John S. Armstrong's wife...] It is still considered among the top roses of our time, selling millions of bushes since its introduction in 1940 and being in the background of many top roses...
Book (1981) Page(s) 118.
Dr. A. S. Thomas, Victoria. Some New Ones.
'Century Two' .....Can be described best as an "Improved 'Charlottte Armstrong' ". The medium pink colouring, the long petals, and the strong growth are similar, but this rose has more petals and more classical form.
Article (misc) (1980) Page(s) 23.
[Patrick Dickson wrote in 1980:] As far as we in Europe are concerned, we would be please to see you [Americans] remove 'Charlotte Armstrong' varieties from your breeding programme.
Book (8 Mar 1970) Page(s) 24-26.
Queen Elizabeth... raised by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts, of Livermore, California... He had begun work on it just after the war, crossing 'Charlotte Armstrong', a tall-growing blood-red hybrid tea of his own breeding, with 'Floradora', a red floribunda raised by the Tantaus in Germany... the American plants of 'Queen Elizabeth' were all much bigger than anything [Wheatcroft himself had] ever seen the variety achieve in [England]... budded on multiflora stocks, which always produce an outsize root system, they were three or four times the size of [the plants in England] in every way... fragrance is all that it lacks...
Book (1961) Page(s) 113.
W. C. Thorn. What's In A Name? 'Charlotte Armstrong' was named for the wife of the founder of the firm and the mother of J. Awdry Armstrong, the present President of the Company.