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'Heart's Desire' rose References
Book  (Aug 2002)  Page(s) 46.  
Heart's Desire
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Book  (2001)  Page(s) 49.  
Heart's Desire Hybrid Tea, dark red, 1942. Not rated.
Book  (1982)  Page(s) 351.  
Heart's Desire HT (L. P. Hart), 1933). Seedling x 'Crimson Glory'. Crimson, large, 11cm / 4.4 in across, high-centred, very fragrant, long stem; growth very vigorous, upright; foliage dark green, leathery.
Article (magazine)  (Feb 1952)  Page(s) 103.  
Heart's Desire a Seedling of 'Crimson Glory'; Hybrid Tea; Howard & Smith, 1940; Unnamed Seedling x 'Crimson Glory'; Crimson.
Book  (1951)  Page(s) 72.  
H. Edland. Trial Ground Awards, 1950.
Heart's Desire (H.T.). Trial Ground No. 331. Registered U.S.A. Unnamed variety x 'Crimson Glory'. Raised by Howard and Smith, California, U.S.A. Distributors Laxton Bros. Ltd. Bedford. Vigorous and upright growth, dark green leathery foliage. 16. Disease resistance 16. Blooms high centred and large. 38 petals, colour crimson scarlet 10. Freedom of flowering 12. Very fragrant 18.
Book  (1948)  Page(s) 23.  
Harry H. Hazlewood.  The New Roses of 1947-48.
Heart's Desire, HT. (Howard and Smith). A seedling of 'Crimson Glory' crossed with an unnamed variety, with long pointed buds opening to richly fragrant blooms varying from medium to dark red. It seems to be a temperamental variety requiring conditions just to its liking. This accounts for the wide range of reports. The growth is moderate here, with thorny branches and a tendency to weak necks. These faults may be due to rapid propagation , and may possibly be eliminated by careful bud selection later on. The blooms carry 25 to 30 petals of good substance. A.A.R.S.
Book  (1947)  Page(s) 127.  
Herbert C. Swim. An Evaluation of the Newer Roses in the United States.
Heart's Desire of Southern California origin and one of Mr. Fred Howard's seedlings, received an A.A.R.S. recommendation for 1942. It has two outstanding traits, the long-lasting quality of the bud when cut for bouquets, and the splendid fragrance. It has occasional weak necks, and during the hot season the centres are apt to be globular. It is well worth-while for spring and fall, however.
Website/Catalog  (1947)  Page(s) 24.  
New Roses for 1947. Hearts Desire  (HT. Howard & Smith 1940) Bright luminous red buds opening to fully double, richly fragrant blooms with an unusual lasting quality when cut. The growth is vigorous and branching. "All America Rose Selection", 1942. 5/- each.
Website/Catalog  (1947)  Page(s) 6.  
Supplement to the 1947 catalogue. Novelty Roses 1947-48.  Heart's Desire (HT. Howard & Smith) ..... A rather variable variety as to colour and vigour of growth. A.A.R.S. 3/6 each.
Book  (1945)  Page(s) 193.  
Proof of the Pudding. Heart's Desire ....
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