'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Crimson Glory was introduced in 1935 and remained popular as the best red until superseded in the 1950s by one of its descendants, 'Ena Harkness'.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.
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...
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
Book (1961) Page(s) 17.
Dr. A. S. Thomas:
'Placida' very like 'Crimson Glory' but the plant is vigorous, tall and almost thornless.
Magazine (1961) Page(s) 214.
...reincroci, anche tra le piu moderne HT ve ne sono di intensamente profumate, come "Gruss an Coburg" (1927), "Crimson Glory" e i suoi ibridi (1935), "Clotaria" (1937) e altre. Gli incroci con la «Crimson Glory» (porta-polline) allo scopo di correggere l'assenza di profumo dalle HT in genere, sono stati curati specialmente dalla Stazione di Floricoltura, con ottimi risultati.
Article (misc) (1954) Page(s) 42.
Crimson Glory 28 chromosomes.