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'Valentine' rose References
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 620.  
Valentine Floribunda, bright red, 1951, 'China Doll' x 'World's Fair'; Swim. Description.
Book  (1958)  Page(s) 412.  
Valentine. F. (Swim; int. Armstrong Nurs., '51.) China Doll X World's Fair. Bud cupped; fl. medium size (2½-3 in.), semi-dbl. (17-20 petals), slightly fragrant, , crimson large cluster. Fol. dark olive-green. Semi-spreading, bushy, compact. (21) Pl. Pat. 1029.
Book  (1954)  Page(s) 17.  
Harry H. Hazlewood. The New Roses of 1954. Hybrid Polyantha. Valentine (Swim, 1951). Shapely, semi-double, crimson blooms with good colour in the first stages but they fade later and so far many of the individual flowers have had weak stems which spoils their display value.
Book  (1952)  Page(s) 19.  
Harry H. Hazlewood.  The New Roses of 1952. ‚ÄčHybrid Polyantha.  Valentine (Swim, 1950), Large semi-double, shapely, fragrant red blooms in clusters. The parentage is given as ‘China Doll’ x ‘Minna Kordes’.
Book  (1951)  Page(s) 104.  Includes photo(s).
Magazine  (Oct 1950)  Page(s) 4. trimester, p. 122.  
Registration Internationale des Noms de Roses .... VALENTINE. HPol. Swin ; Armstrong Nurs.
Magazine  (Jun 1950)  Page(s) 2. trimester, p. 53.  
Registration Internationale des Noms de Roses .... Valentine. HPol. Armstrong Nurs. ; Ontario. Calif.
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