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'Andersonii' rose References
Book  (2001)  Page(s) 105.  
'Andersonii' (Hillier 1912) Discovered in England as a natural hybrid between R. canina and R. arvensis or R, gallica. Pure pink, single, blooming subsequently in clusters, very long blooming period, scarlet-red, very persistent hips. Dense, closed habit.
Book  (Mar 1999)  Page(s) 16.  
Useful as a climber in cold climates
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 17.  
Andersonii Hybrid Canina, pink, 1935, Chance hybrid of R. canina x possibly R. arvensis. Description.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 61.  Includes photo(s).
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] a good version of a single 'Dog Rose,' with larger flowers. First recorded in a Hillier catalogue in Britain 1912. Possibly a Gallica hybrid -- it is reminiscent of a small 'Complicata'. Once flowering. 7 x 7 ft. Scented.
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 64-65.  
We do not know the origin of 'Andersonii', a chance seedling. The variety was already discovered a long time ago. The nursery Hillier distributes it since 1912. 'Andersonii' is among the most beautiful and useful wild roses. She is recommend everywhere where there is space for a wild rose. She grows dense and more broad than high, with 1,5 times 1,2 m somewhat more moderate than the common Rosa canina. The healthy, fully-covering, dark green, underside pubescent foliage is often lost fully only in spring when new growth arrives. The blooms are single, but with 5 to 7 cm diameter, larger than the wild form. The colour is a deep carmine-pink. 'Andersonii' is very floriferous and blooms for a long time in larger clusters, from which the first blooms fall off before the last buds expand. The scarlet-red longish-ovoid hips are very hard and persistent and are a pleasing sight still in late winter.
Book  (1984)  Page(s) 83.  Includes photo(s).
‘Andersonii’ = Hybride de Rosa canina. (N’est pas synonyme de Rosa x collina ‘Andersonii’.) Rosa canica x Rosa gallica? ou Rosa arvensis? ou une espèce quelconque, sans doute diploïde. Obtenu chez Hillier and sons en 1912. Les tiges arquées… sont fortement armées… d’un rose pur éclatant, en forme de coupe, les fleurs, longuement épanouies, ressortent bien parmi le feuillage foncé, au revers velus… fruits rouge écarlate... Dans son ensemble, ce rosier ‘Andersonii’ sent la framboise.
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 31.  
Rosa andersonii Possible canina x Rosa gallica. Strong growing rose of an arching nature bearing large single flowers of clear rose pink - good heps in autumn. 1912. F. Shade tolerant.  W. (S) 8 x 6’
Book  (1981)  Page(s) 266.  
R. x Andersonii Hillier & Sons 1912. (R. canina x R. gallica?) Growth medium-strong, 2 m./6.6 ft., branches arching, strongly armed; leaflets 5, acuminate, downy beneath; flowers clear pink, single, 5-7, 5 cm./2 in. across, saucer-shaped, floriferous over a long period; fruits similar to R. canina., scarlet-red.
Plants in cultivation in W. Germany under this name do not belong to this form, but nearly always to R. collina andersonii.
Book  (1971)  Page(s) 163.  
[in the description of R. canina:]
[Rosa canina is] parent of such hybrids a R. x hibernica and R. collina 'Andersonii', sometimes known as R. x andersonii, with deeper pink flowers, very free-flowering.
Book  (1954)  Page(s) 133.  
The following list includes the most distinctive and best known species and species hybrids of the Caninae section....
R. Andersonii (Hillier & Sons) Recognized as a natural hybrid of R. arvensis and R. canina. The large, bright pink, single flowers are 2½ inches across and produced in clusters of 4 to 6, in June. the plant is hardy and vigorous-branching, 4 to 5 feet high, and rather thorny.
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