'Geranium' rose References
Book (1980) Page(s) 95-98.
[Reprint of Geschwind's letter of 1894 from the "Rosenzeitung"]
Book (1936) Page(s) 294.
Geranium (hybrid canina) Geschwind 1895; Can. X Tea X HT; crimson, sometimes glowing red, often shaded dark red, large, double, flat, cluster-flowered, fragrance 7/10, once-blooming, smooth branches, growth 7/10, climbing
Magazine (1895) Page(s) 26.
[Letter of December 17, 1894 by Rudolf Geschwind on hybrid caninas]
...Already my first trials were crossings between Canina and Tea. Let us see what came out of it:.....
C. Mother Hybrid caninas, father various other roses....
Geranium (Canina-Tea x Hybrid Tea). Vigorous shrub, climbing, smooth wood, beautiful foliage, hardy in normal winters; suffered 1892/3. Blooms in clusters, large, double, flat cup form, crimson, often shaded darker, often glowing red, exceedingly fragrant; effectful rose; should finally not be less than Turner's Crimson Rambler.