'Sunshine' rose References
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 576.
Robichon (France) 1927
... small-growing rose... an unusual color for a Polyantha... clusters of double, golden orange flowers... fragrant...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 585.
Sunshine Polyantha, golden orange, 1927, 'George Elger' x 'William Allen Richardson'; Robichon. Description.
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 250.
References is made to a yellow polyantha by this name and introduced by Cutbush in 1927.
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 250, 343.
Page 250: Sunshine Polyantha. Robichon 1927. [Author cites information from different sources.] References is made to a yellow polyantha of the same name and introduced by Cutbush in 1927.
Altin Robichon (Orléans, France) 1927
Book (1975) Page(s) 68.
Then came 'Sunshine' (Robichon, int. Cutbush, 1927), again registered as a polyantha, with delightful small double golden buff flowers. These were both of 14 chromosomes, so perhaps they should not be included, as I believe that all true floribundas should be of 28 chromosomes, or in the earlier form as hybrid polyanthas, 21.
Article (misc) (1954) Page(s) 43.
Sunshine 14 chromosomes. G. Elger x W. A. Richardson. 1927. Cutbush.
Book (1947) Page(s) 253.
Entry for Sunshine is:
Sunshine. Poly. (Robichon, int. Cutbush, '27) Detailed description follows.
Book (1937) Page(s) 80.
I mention Pithiviers only because a most interesting recent Polyantha, the only one of orange-yellow color, aptly named Sunshine Polyantha, was originated in Pithiviers by Marcel Robichon, who sold his seedling to Cutbush, of England, for dissemination.
Book (1936) Page(s) 216.
Proof in the Pudding. Hennessey considers is a beautiful Polyantha , both in color and foliage, but suggests planting it close together as it is not a strong grower.
Book (1936) Page(s) 687.
Sunshine (polyantha) Cutbush 1927; Gg. Elger X W. A. Richardson; reddish nankeen with apricot-yellow and golden-orange, small, double, open, lasting, in clusters of 3-10, fragrance 4/10, floriferous, repeats well, buds shaded carmine, long strong stems, growth 5/10, short. Sangerhausen
Sunshine (polyantha) Robichon 1927; pale orange-yellow, fades to white, scarlet buds, growth 4/10.