'Crimson Glory' rose References
Book (May 1992) Page(s) 36.
Crimson Glory was introduced in 1935 and remained popular as the best red until superseded in the 1950s by one of its descendants, 'Ena Harkness'.
Book (1990) Page(s) 62.
Ted Phillips, Rosanna, Victoria. Some of the Darker Reds and Others.
'Crimson Glory', 'Ena Harkness', 'Josephine Bruce - the defects in growth and disease resistance of all three are too well known to need repeating. I still grow the first two because they have always done well for me and give me some lovely blooms.
Book (1988) Page(s) 18, 30.
Page 18: (1935) Its deep [red] colour, fragrance and good form are still unequaled; poor growth and mildew are its undoing.
Page 30: Tantau (Germany) used seedlings from 'Crimson Glory' in his breeding program.
Book (1988) Page(s) 134-135. Includes photo(s).
Crimson Glory Description.
Website/Catalog (1986) Page(s) 15.
Crimson Glory (Bush form) (Hybrid Tea) Large, globular blooms of deep velvety red. Very fragrant. Has rather a weak neck but good despite this fault. Thorny angular growth - dark green foliage. 1935. (C) 2 x 2’.
Website/Catalog (1985) Page(s) 17.
Crimson Glory. Bush form also available. (C) 3 x 3’.
Book (1985) Page(s) 101.
[In trying to achieve a red 'Caroline Testout', Wilhelm Kordes II came up with 'Cathrine Kordes', sort of a red 'Caroline Testout', but not red enough. So he crossed 'Cathrine Kordes' with 'W.E. Chaplin'.] The result was 'Crimson Glory', dark red, very fragrant, soon grown everywhere as the best red rose in the world. It was introduced in 1935.
Article (misc) (1980) Page(s) 21.
Since 1935 almost all the successful reds can be traced back to Wilhelm Kordes
' 'Crimson Glory'. Until around 20 years ago, they always inherited two undesirable characteristics -- two outer petals with prominent white stripes and an unfortunate lack of vigor...
Magazine (1964) Page(s) 140-146.
Shisa, M. & Takano, T. The effects of temperature and light on the colour of rose flowers. J. Jap. Hort. Soc. 33: 140-146. 1964.
The formation of red pigments in the hybrid tea variety Crimson Glory was studied in plants growing in a phytotron at temperatures ranging from 10 degrees to 30 degrees C. At 10 and 20 degrees the petals were dark red and resembled velvet, the upper epidermis being much thicker than that of petals treated at 30 degrees. At a day and/or night temperature of 30 degrees, the upper epidermis was flattened and the red colour did not appear.
Website/Catalog (1964) Page(s) 53.
'Crimson Glory'. Hybrid Tea. 2 - 3 feet. Memories make it difficult to go on with this catalog writing when I come to 'Crimson Glory', always closely associated with Will Tillotson, who wrote. . . "Altho the position is hotly contested, of course, 'Crimson Glory' is probably 'World Champion!' Loved by more rosarians here and abroad than any other rose. I have grown it in the hot sun of Redlands, California, and the moist coolness of our redwood country. . . in both, superb! Has just the right number of petals to open well everywhere. . . a richness of crimson with black shadings, never surpassed . . . a fragrance which rivals the best of our beloved old roses!" 3 for $4.50 each $1.75