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'Agnes Emily Carman' rose References
Book  (11 Jun 1993)  Page(s) 67.  
R. rugosa x R. x harisonii. Carmen (USA) 1898. Description... the hybridizer was probably hoping for a yellow rugosa... but instead created a double, bright crimson rose with profuse blossoms borne in clusters. Somewhat recurrent.
Book  (1940)  Page(s) 4.  
Agnes Emily Carman Hybrid Rugosa. (Carman, 1898.) R. rugosa x 'Harison's Yellow'... bright crimson... profuse June bloom, then scattering
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 128.  
Carman, Agnes Emily (hybrid rugosa) Carman 1895 (1929); R. rug. X Harison's Yellow; glossy crimson, large, double, cluster-flowered, floriferous, many prickles, growth 7/10, climbing, 1.50 m., hardy.
Book  (1918)  Page(s) Vol. IV, p. 332.  
...With the assistance of his wife, Mr. Carman hybridized the Rosa rugosa...with the Harrison's yellow, a rose of great fragrance and a delicate foliage. The resulting flower he named in honor of his wife, Agnes Emily Carman. Out of six hundred plants from this crossing the Agnes Emily Carman was the only one worth preserving. It has the strong, healthy, vigorous foliage of the Rosa Rugosa and a very fragrant flower like a semi-double Jacqueminot rose.
Book  (1906)  Page(s) 152.  
Mabel Osgood Wright 
Agnes Emily Carman. Flowers in clusters, "Jacqueminot" red, with long-fringed golden stamens. Continuous bloomer. Hardy and perfect.
Magazine  (4 May 1901)  Page(s) 326.  
The late Mr. Carman, of the Rural New-Yorker, next produced the popular Agnes Emily Carman, by crossing the common pink Rugosa with Harrison's Yellow. The unexpected result was a large double brilliant crimson bloom of much the shade of Gen. Jacqueminot. The plant is particularly rugged and hardy, and the foliage really exceeds the typical Rugosa in beauty. It blooms very freely, and continues almost all Summer. --W. V. F. [Walter Van Fleet]
Magazine  (1896)  Page(s) 2.  
Rosa rugosa AGNES EMILY CORMAN, — Le Gardening nous rapporte qu'un nouvel hybride de Rosa Rugosa, vient d'être obtenu à Chicago. Le fleur de ce rosier qui est désigné sous la nom de Agnes Emily Corman, est demi-pleine, rouge vif absolument comme le Général Jacqueminot. Le bouton est très beau, allongé, mais perd un peu de son éclat lors du complet épanouissement. Le feuillage et le mode de végétation sont les mêmes que ceux du Rugosa. L'arbuste est très rustique et a supporté très bien un hiver assez rigoureux.
Magazine  (16 Jun 1894)  Page(s) 378.  
HOW TO ROOT CUTTINGS OF RUGOSA HYBRIDS —It was stated under Ruralisms last week that a friend (an experienced rose grower) of Dr. W. Van Fleet, of West Grove, Pa., had met with easy success in striking cuttings of the hybrid Rugosa, Agnes Emily Carman. Dr. Van Fleet, at our request, asked his friend to explain his method to THE R. N.-Y., and he has kindly complied as follows:
“On December 21, 1893, I potted one budded stock plant of the rose Agnes Emily Carman into a six-inch pot. The soil used was ordinary loam from an old fence row; no manure was used. The house in which the plant was grown is 100 feet long and 18 feet wide, two-thirds span, with a southern exposure and heated by flues. A night temperature of 50 to 56 degrees was maintained, and a daily temperature of 60 to 75 degrees, with proper ventilation during favorable weather. The first crop, consisting or 51 cuttings, nearly all made with a single eye, was planted in pure, sharp limestone sand, in the south bench of the same house in which the stock plant was grown. The heat supply was from an eight-inch terra cotta pipe under the bench; distance from the fire box, about 75 feet. The entire length of the flue is 100 feet, with open circulation. The cuttings were well watered and covered with paper when necessary, and never were allowed to become dry. On March 28, 1894, 44 of the cuttings were rooted and potted in 2 1/2-inch pots, good, fresh loam without manure being used. On March 31, the second crop of cuttings, 36 in number, was planted; 20 of these rooted and were potted May 10, making the total number from one plant 64, to date.” 
Magazine  (9 Jun 1894)  Page(s) vol. 53 no. 2315 p. 363.  
Our friend Dr. W. Van Fleet, of West Grove, Pa., writes us that Mr. Antoine Wintzer, who propagated for the Dingee & Conard Co., for many years, secured 53 cuttings from his Agnes Emily Carman (Rugosa hybrid) rose, received from the Storrs & Harrison Co. last November, and succeeded in rooting 48 of them. The plants are now thrifty in 2 1/2-inch pots. We would be glad to know how Mr. Wintzer succeeds in rooting these Rugosa cuttings. Certain it is that Storrs & Harrison—among our most experienced growers—were obliged to bud on Manetti. So, too, the firm that is propagating the other Rugosa hybrids of THE R. N.-Y. failed in rooting the cuttings, though several methods were tried.
Magazine  (1 Oct 1892)  Page(s) 24.  
Elbert S. Carman
River Edge, Bergen Co, N.J. Aug. 31, '92.
The strange and to me unaccountable development of this lot of hybrids is that one, with leaflets much larger than those of rugosa and of the same rugosa veining, should bear roses of the size, color and odor of Gen. Jacqueminot. This rose—named "Agnes Emily Carman", after one who has helped me in all this work more than I have helped myself—was placed in the hands of The Storrs & Harrison Co. of Ohio for propagation and introduction. Much to my sorrow difficulties were found in the propagation, so that instead of appearing before the world as the first valuable Rosa rugosa hybrid, the grand rose Georges Bruant was soon after announced in the market. This, however, is half tea blood, so that the other may still be offered— this fall I trust—as the first rugosa hybrid of hardy male parentage.
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