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'Mary Washington' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 134-822
most recent 18 OCT 22 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 OCT 22 by Nastarana
Capt. George C. Thomas grew 'Mary Washington' in his garden in Chestnut Hill, PA.

American Rose Annual, 1918, article Roses Retained and DiscardedBy George C. Thomas, Jr., pg. 121:

"Mary Washington. Growth small; bloom quite attractive; needs winter protection."

Note, winter protection needed in a Philly suburb. I doubt it MW would grow at all in a colder climate. I had MW in CA. I used to think the small, may-petaled flowers looked like coat buttons.
Discussion id : 53-019
most recent 3 JAN 22 SHOW ALL
Initial post 22 MAR 11 by Fred Boutin
The Huntington received this rose in 7/74 from Carl Cato, of Lynchburg, VA under the collection name "Sublette Noisette", collected in the Thornrose Cemetery.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 JAN 22 by Patricia Routley
Eleven years later……I have added Carl Cato’s study name to this file. Thank you Fred, we get there in the end.
Discussion id : 108-525
most recent 15 FEB 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 FEB 18 by CybeRose
I suppose it would be too much to hope that this variety turned out to be the once-famous 'Herbemont's Musk Cluster'. The latter was said to be fragrant, but not musky. Also difficult to propagate.
Discussion id : 108-516
most recent 15 FEB 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 FEB 18 by CybeRose
Annual Report - The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union for 1891, p. 36
Your Committee respectfully report that examination of Garden and Greenhouse shows a very satisfactory condition in every department. The Gardener’s report gives the details of the management, improvements, expenses and income from this department, but we desire to note with especial and grateful appreciation the material assistance given the floral culture by the erection of a large and commodious propagating house by Mrs. Mitchell, Vice-Regent for Wisconsin, and a member of this Committee. The increased opportunity thus afforded furnishes the Gardener with all needed facilities for increasing his stock of plants and improving their quality. Your Committee suggests the advisability of allowing Mr. Whelan to advertise in some prominent magazines, especially to offset the conspicuous advertisements of the “Mary Washington Rose” for sale by other florists, by inserting a plain statement in the advertising pages of the “Century,” by which the public may know that the original rose is here, and may be had at the Greenhouse or by application to the Gardener.
(Signed) L. H. PICKENS
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