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'Tropicana' rose References
Book  (2008)  Page(s) 73.  Includes photo(s).
Mathias Tantau junior 'Super Star ®' (1960)....The sensational orange-red colour with the salmon-pink hints on the reverse was a sensation in the colour spectrum of rose varieties at the time. The long canes, the elegant buds and the fragrance of this hybrid tea met the taste of the period. Known in USA and Canada as 'Tropicana ®'...150 cm.
Book  (Aug 2002)  Page(s) 86.  
Rated 7.6
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 604.  Includes photo(s).
‘Tropicana’/TANorstar, syn. ‘Super Star’. Modern – Buisson à grande fleur/Hybride de Thé – rouge orange, remontant. ‘Super Star’ pour les Français, ce rosier fut l’enfant chéri du début des années 1960 avec son vermillon très pur, d’une luminosité inédite à l’époque pour un hybride de thé… Tantau, Allemagne, 1960. (semis x ‘Peace’) x (semis x ‘Alpine Glow’). NRS President’s International Trophy 1960, Portland Gold Medal 1961, AAR Selection 1963, ARS Gold Medal 1967. [Photo p30].
Website/Catalog  (4 Jan 1999)  Page(s) 39.  Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog  (28 Dec 1998)  Page(s) 16.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 604.  Includes photo(s).
Tropicana (TANorstar, 'Super Star') Description... This rose was significant at its time of introduction because of its pure rosy vermilion color... As a cut flower and for exhibition, it is very useful...
Book  (Nov 1998)  Page(s) 67.  
Tropicana [Reddell says this rose] has singlehandedly given Modern Roses a bad name. The problem lies mainly in its shocking neon orange color, although there are other faults, including dingy foliage and affinity for mildew...
Website/Catalog  (23 Oct 1998)  Page(s) 12.  
Super Star Hybrid Tea. Tantau 1960... A famous rose whose neat blooms of light vermilion caused a sensation when it was introduced...
Book  (Jul 1996)  Page(s) 28.  Includes photo(s).
Super Star Large-flowered bush (Hybrid Tea) Tantau (Germany) 1960 ('Tanorstar', 'Tropicana') Description.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 615.  
Hybrid Tea, coral orange, 1960, (TANorstar; 'Super Star'); (Seedling x 'Peace') x (Seedling x 'Alpine Glow'); Tantau, Math.; J&P, 1962.
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