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'Étoile de Hollande' rose References
Website/Catalog  (21 Jun 2015)  Includes photo(s).
 
Registered Name: 'Étoile de Hollande'
ARS Approved Exhibition Name: Étoile de Hollande
HT, mr, 1919, Verschuren; flowers bright red, very large, 35-40 petals, cupped, intense, damask fragrance; foliage soft; growth moderate (to 3 ft.), branching. [Gen. MacArthur × Hadley]
Magazine  (2015)  Page(s) 19. Vol 37, No. 3.  
 
John S. Nieuwesteeg. If I Could Grow Only Ten Roses.
Etoile de Hollande (HT. Verschuren 1919). 'General MacArthur' x 'Hadley'. Horace McFarland in Roses of the World in Colour. 1937 wrote "If there were to be but one red rose admitted into the small garden, it might easily be 'Etoile de Hollande', which, both fragrant and fine endures many things and always does itself credit. It's almost thornless plant seems to prefer half shade. All new red roses are compared with this, the standard of excellence. I absolutely have to have 'Etoile de Hollande'. I don't remember how we came about it, but it must certainly be as early as the late 1960's. It is still my favourite red rose. I don't care if it grows into a leggy bush; there is just something very pure about the whole arrangement. To me, it looks like the great plant maker created it along with the species Roses. Its flowers and its perfume are what make it so very worthwhile. The fact that it was born the same year as my mother and came from Holland has nothing to do with it; of course!
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 399.  
 
Étoile de Hollande [Translation: "Star of Holland"] Hybrid Tea. Verschuren 1919. Two parentages are given: 'General MacArthur' x Hadley' /or/ Seedling of 'Château de Clos-Vougeot'. The author cites information from different sources... very fine scarlet red blooms...
Book  (Nov 1993)  Page(s) 45.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 166.  Includes photo(s).
 
Etoile de Hollande Large-flowered. Description. H.A. Verschuren (Holland) 1919... deep velvet crimson. Parentage: 'General MacArthur' x 'Hadley'
Book  (Jul 1993)  Page(s) 81.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 165.  
 
Étoile de Hollande Hybrid Tea, medium red, 1919, 'Gen.MacArthur' x 'Hadley'; Verschuren. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 184.  Includes photo(s).
 
Etoile de Hollande Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: 'General MacArthur' x 'Hadley'. The Netherlands 1919. Description and cultivation... flowers are a deep red with a strong fragrance... has a sickly constitution with a tendency to mildew... The climbing form is very vigorous and well worth growing...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 166.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 172.  
 
A Hybrid Tea, now most common as a climber but also an excellent shrub. Verschuren (The Netherlands) 1919. ('General MacArthur' x 'Hadley').
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