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'Excelsa' rose References
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 89.  Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog  (1986)  Page(s) 49.  
Article (website)  (1982)  Page(s) 16.  
Excelsa (Rambler) Large trusses of small, light crimson flowers on spindly but strong shoots. Very vigorous. One of the most useful wichuraiana ramblers.  1909. T. (S) 12 x 12’.
Website/Catalog  (1962)  Page(s) 33.  
EXCELSA (Walsh 1910). Petites fleurs rouge sang bien doubles.
Book  (1958)  Page(s) 109.  
Excelsa (Red Dorothy Perkins). R. (Walsh, '09). Dbl., cupped, irregular, Tyrian rose to bright light crimson; cluster. Fol. rich green, glossy. Vig. cl. (12-18 ft.); profuse, non-recurrent bloom. (14) ARS Gertrude M. Hubbard Gold Medal, '14.
Website/Catalog  (1947)  Page(s) 48.  
General List. Wichuraiana Class.  Excelsa (Walsh 1908) 6. Double, bright scarlet flowers, produced in clusters.  Much more satisfactory than 'Crimson Rambler', as it does not mildew as a rule. 
Book  (1939)  Page(s) 27.  
Editor's footnote:  The Senior Editor, who loves hardy climbers, wonders why Mr. O'Neal does not mention the Walsh climbers - all truly hardy; mostly single, and of delightful forms as well of great vigour.  Seemingly they are almost "out", though excelling most of the newcomers in sheer beauty.  At Breeze Hill we are establishing a long hedge-fence of Walsh beauties, in his memory, including Paradise, Evangeline, Hiawatha, Milky Way, Wedding Bells, Excelsa, Troubadour, Sweetheart, Minnehaha, and others. Notice the pleasant names!
Website/Catalog  (1938)  Page(s) 50.  
Wichuraiana and other Rambling Roses
The varieties comprising these classes are of unique and charming beauty, and form lovely objects in the garden while in bloom. They are suitable for rockery, sloping banks, pillars, pergolas, arches, etc. They are very lovely grown as standards.
Excelsa... Scarlet crimson. Large clusters. Very fine. Introduced 1909.
Website/Catalog  (1938)  Page(s) 14.  
Rosa Wichurana. Excelsa (Walsh 10). Double, glossy scarlet-red. Can be forced. Extra long trusses.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 80.  
Small-bloomed hybrid wichuranas....Excelsa, 1909 (Walsh): Bloom 3 cm, cupped, type Dorothy Perkins, double, irregular, very lasting, bright scarlet-red, in clusters on medium-length stalks. Abundant foliage, medium size, glossy deep green, healthy. Canes up to 5 m. Blooms floriferously in June-July; also for forcing.
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