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'Alexander ®' rose References
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 131.  
Alexander Description... The brightest of all vermilion roses... quite disease resistant...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 7.  
Hybrid Tea, bright vermilion-red, 1972, (HARlex); ('Alexandra'); 'Tropicana' x ('Ann Elizabeth' x 'Allgold'); Harkness.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 169.  Includes photo(s).
Alexander Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: 'Super Star' (aka 'Tropicana') x ('Ann Elizabeth' x 'Allgold'). ('Alexandra') England 1972. Description & cultivation... the large, bright vermillion-red flowers are carried on tall stems, making them ideal as cut roses. They should be cut while in bud to ensure a lasting cut specimen... Disease resistant...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 17.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 175.  
A strong, healthy Hybrid Tea. Harkness (Britain) 1972. ('Super Star' x ('Ann Elizabeth' x 'Allgold')) Flowers continuously. Good disease resistance. Height: 200 cm (7 ft.) Slight scent.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 175.  Includes photo(s).
Photographed at Hampton Court Palace, England.
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 12.  
Large-flowered bush; vermilion red; blooms large, double, often with scalloped petals. Description... 'Super Star' x ('Ann Elizabeth' x 'Allgold'). Harkness 1972.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 67.  Includes photo(s).
('Alexandra') Description. Jack Harkness named this rose for Field Marshall Earl Alexander of Tunis, under whom he served in World War II… For cutting, 'Alexander' is excellent, but it needs the right treatment. Cut the buds young, before the outer petals separate: if left on the plant too long, they will fly open and lose colour.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 19.  
Alexander was bred from Super Star. It grows half as tall again, without the mildew; the brightest in this colour, it makes 'Super Star' look pink...
Article (magazine)  (1988)  Page(s) 26.  
[Colour description according to the CIELAB colour space (petal inside): L* = Lightness, a* = red-green axis, b* = yellow-blue axis]
'Alexander' (Harkness, 72; vermilion-red), L* 56, a* 54, b* 51
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