Climbing Roses (Wilson, 1955)
(1955) Page(s) 40.
Provides a list of rootstocks, including Dororthy Perkins and American Pillar.
(1955) Page(s) 77.
'Aviateur Bleriot' (1910). R. Very double (34 petals), orange-yellow, fading to white. The profuse June bloom has a lovely magnolia fragrance.
(1955) Page(s) 96.
Birdie Blye (1904), a China, is wonderfully dependable. Great clusters of small, fat buds open to 2-inch, very double, deep-pink flowers with a small lavender cast; each petal is curled precisely back. It is for all who like Hermosa, with blooms like those used in garlands on little girls' spring straw hats. Birdie Blye's flowers are a bit larger and of deeper color, and it is truly everblooming. The vigorous plants grow to 6 to 7 feet and are good for fence or low trellis. It is strongly FRAGRANT.
(1955) Page(s) 51.
Blaze (1932). L.C. Probably the most brilliant of the reds. Newer strains are truly everblooming June through September. (Stock has varied considerably in production). Large clusters of 2- to 3-inch, semidouble, cupped flowers. large, leathery, resistant foliage. Vigorous plants 10 to 15 feet. Fine on pillar or fence, but a color not to overdo. Take time to nip out faded flowers. Unless you live in a bad beetle area and don't want summer bloom, plant this instead of 'Paul's Scarlet'. Only slightly fragrant.
(1955) Page(s) 44.
Blossomtime (1951). Cl. Flesh-pink with salmon reverse, each petal neatly rolled back, superb Hybrid-Tea form, medium-sized and double. A restrained Semiclimber to 6 to 7 feet; fine for fence-growing or a pillar. Constant bloom. Excellent in Florida, too. Dependable, lovely, with tea FRAGRANCE.
(1955) Page(s) 77.
Cherub (1923), R. Small, pointed, yellow-and-salmon-pink buds; semidouble flowers in huge, clear-pink clusters, May into June. This looks like the Sweetheart Rose, ‘[Mlle] Cécile Brunner’. 'Cherub' is a darling, and aptly named. The foliage is small, wrinkled, glossy, and rich green; the canes almost thornless. Very vigorous where it is hardy; unlikely to survive below zero. Wonderful for the Deep South.
(1955) Page(s) 76.
p76 Chevy Chase (1939). "Finest of the Ramblers", it suggests an improved 'Crimson Rambler' with lovely, small, dark crimson, very double (60 to 70 petals) flowers, singly or in clusters of 10 to 20 on short stems. Profuse bloom comes May into June, and the color changes with age but not unpleasantly. The soft smooth, small leaves are very different from those on 'Dorothy Perkins'. It is practically mildew-proof.
p172 Line drawing ''Chevy Chase'.
(1955) Page(s) pl. 58, after p. 128. Includes photo(s).
Climbing Lady Ashtown for a back-door pillar-crossbar. (Roche, Photo)
(1955) Page(s) 184. Includes photo(s).
Line drawing Climbing Crimson Glory
(1955) Page(s) 77-78.
Gardenia (1899). I never thought of this favorite of mine as a Rambler yet so it is by birth, but the semidouble flowers are larger, to 2 to 3 inches, and in small sorays on short, strong stems rather than in tight clusters. A lovely, lovely rose, with pointed yellow buds, creamy-white, yellow-centered flowers. The dark glossy foliage is very resistant. No trouble, this one.