'Red Dorothy Perkins' rose References
Newsletter (2017) Page(s) Summer issue, p. 18.
[From "Old Tales from an Old Rose Collector", by Pamela Ashworth Puryear (reprint from Summer 1987 issue), pp. 17-19]
In November 1979, Diane Stewart, wife off A & M English Department head, Dr. David Stewart, joined me for The First Rustle. Diane and I got “Camp Inn Rambler” (viz. Excelsea) and the famous Old Blush in the Anderson Cemetery.
Article (misc) (2005) Page(s) 110, Table 5.1.
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 564.
Excelsa Wichurana. Michael H. Walsh 1908
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 114. Includes photo(s).
Book (1994) Page(s) 5-7, 118, 120. Includes photo(s).
Pages 5-7: Michael H. Walsh in Massachusetts used both R. multiflora and R. wichuraiana [in his breeding program]... In 1909 Walsh introduced Excelsa, a rambler with crimson blossoms… [it] set a new standard for wichuraiana hybrids and it was soon grown everywhere, for it was healthier and easier to train than 'Crimson Rambler' -- the other popular red climber of the day.
Pages 118 and 120: [Photos]
Book (1994) Page(s) 113. Includes photo(s).
Plate xix... grown as a weeping standard
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 169.
Excelsa ('Red Dorothy Perkins') Rambler. M.H. Walsh 1909... generally assumed to be a sport of 'Dorothy Perkins'... it is, apart from its color [pale crimson], identical, even down to the mildew.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 169.
Excelsa Rambler, tyrian rose to bright light crimson, 1909, ('Red Dorothy Perkins'); Walsh. Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 139. Includes photo(s).
Excelsa ('Red Dorothy Perkins') Wichuraiana rambler. Parentage: unknown. USA 1909. Description and cultivation... Produces small bright crimson flowers in large clusters...
Book (1993) Page(s) 144. Includes photo(s).
('Excelsa', 'Red Dorothy Perkins') A small-flowered Rambler. Walsh (USA) 1909.