'Dorothy Perkins' rose References
Book (2003) Page(s) 135.
it is ironic that the most successful seedling of 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' should have been brought into this world with a false declaration of parentage. Jackson & Perkins described Dorothy Perkins as a seedling of Rosa wichurana crossed by the pink Hybrid Perpetual 'Mme Gabrielle Luizet', but the similarity to 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' was noted immediately. There was a lively correspondence in many horticultural journals (especially in France) which pointed out that crosses between R. wichurana and Hybrid Perpetuals had produced very different roses with much larger flowers and concluded that the similarity of 'Dorothy Perkins' to 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' was more than a coincidence..... It is best to think of 'Dorothy Perkins' as the pink counterpart to 'Turner's Crimson Rambler'.
Book (2001) Page(s) 441.
Plant Introductions in the period 1900-2000
1901 Rosa 'Dorothy Perkins' USA. Raised by Jackson & Perkins and named for George Perkins' daughter. So popular did the rose prove that later a chain store was also given the same name.
Book (Nov 1999) Page(s) 9, 11. Includes photo(s).
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 205. Includes photo(s).
Dorothy Perkins Rambler. Miller, USA, 1901. 'Madame Gabriel Luizet' x Rosa wichuraiana. This rose was very popular from the start... 'Dorothy Perkins' is full of rose pink blooms for one month in summer... in huge clusters... glossy dark green foliage... the German hybridizer Hetzel developed a mildew-free cultivar called 'Super Dorothy'
Book (1995) Page(s) 132.
'Dorothy Perkins' has small double pink clustered blooms; 'American Pillar', more strident, has large single flowers in a vivid carmine pink, with a pronounced white eye. Both have large glossy leaves, which need spraying to prevent mildew...
Book (1995) Page(s) 48.
A Wichuraiana Rambler
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 229.
Dorothy Perkins Jackson & Perkins, U.S., 1901. Rosa wichuraiana x 'Madame Gabriel Luizet'... [Thomas prefers 'Débutante']... well represented at Polesdan Lacey, a property of the National Trust in Surrey, in the Edwardian rose garden.
Book (1994) Page(s) 5, 89, 91. Includes photo(s).
Page 5: The most notable wichuraiana hybrid at the turn of the century. This rambler, with huge clusters of pink flowers quickly eclipsed 'Crimson Rambler' in popularity.
Page 89: Dorothy Perkins Jackson & Perkins, 1901. R. wichuraiana x 'Mme. Gabriel Luizet'... the first truly successful rambler... a vigorous, hardy rose... Until the introduction of 'Dorothy Perkins' no climber with such abundant blooms would thrive in northern climates... [easily trainable]... [planted at Elizabeth Park in Hartford, Connecticut (America's first municpal rose garden established in 1904)]... considered a great improvement over the once all-popular 'Crimson Rambler' because it was more resistant to mildew... developed by E. Alvin Miller, foreman and plant propagator at Jackson & Perkins, and it was named for the granddaughter of the founder of the company... From the time of its introduction until the shift to large-flowered, everblooming climbers in the 1930s, 'Dorothy Perkins' was the most popular climbing rose in America, if not the world... instrumental in the creation of early floribundas, which were known as hybrid polyantha.'Ellen Poulsen' and 'Johanna Tantau' are two examples.
Page 91: [Photo]
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 150. Includes photo(s).
Dorothy Perkins Rambler. Description... one of the best known of all roses... mildew-prone... Dorothy Perkins was the young daughter of Charles H. Perkins, founder of Jackson & Perkins, who introduced her rose in 1902. Parentage: Rosa wichuraiana x 'Madame Gabriel Luizet'.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 142.
Dorothy Perkins Rambler, light pink, 1901, R. wichuraiana x 'Mme. Gabriel Luizet'; Jackson & Perkins. Description.