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"Oakington Ruby" rose References
Newsletter  (Feb 2017)  Page(s) 21.  
[From "We the Fairies Bylthe and Antic", Part II, by Stephen Hoy, pp. 15-22]
Roughly at the same time Mr. de Vink’s ‘Peon’/'Tom Thumb’ was developing among his seedlings, a novel rose was discovered in a garden in England. Early miniature rose enthusiast Margaret Pinney, quoting miniature tree and shrub expert Anne Ashberry, wrote that rose breeder C. R. Bloom procured a plant or cuttings from an elderly lady near Oakington in Cambridgeshire. The variety, given the name ‘Oakington Ruby,’ is thought to have come from the garden of the ancient Ely Cathedral and is very possibly an historic Lawranceana still growing from the heyday years of their popularity. Ms. Pinney noted in her invaluable Book of the Miniature Rose that Mr. Coyne, the rose propagator of the old New Jersey firm Bobbink and Atkins, told her that it and ‘Gloire de Lawrencianas’ were “evidently the same.
Book  (2007)  
p141.  Luis T. Desamero.  The Wonderful World of Miniature Roses. 
....Although discovered in the early part of the past century, only four miniature rose varieties were sufficiently propagated to be commercially recognised in the early 1930s.  Rouletti, Rosa indica pumila. Pompon de Paris and Oakington Ruby. 

p150.  Ibid.
In 1935 Ralph more began experimenting with two miniatures, Rouletii and Oakington Ruby. 
Book  (2007)  Page(s) 362.  
Oakington Ruby Min. mr. 1933. Bloom;  bud deep crimson; flowers ruby-crimson, white eye, 1 - 1 1/2 in., dbl; dwarf (1 ft or less) growth; [sport of Rouletti]
Book  (2005)  
p140. and with ‘Oakington Ruby’ (found near Cambridge a few years later) ….

p243 As gardens became smaller, breeders were encouraged to produce dwarf forms. Miniature roses were raised from the 1920s onwards, with the help of ‘Rouletii’ from Switzerland and ‘Oakington Ruby’ from Cambridgeshire, England.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 416.  
Oakington Ruby Miniature, ruby-crimson, white-eye, 1933, Bloom. Description.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 226.  
From ['Tom Thumb' and 'Oakington Ruby', Ralph Moore] began the breeding programme that is still going strong today.
Book  (1989)  
p36.  The Australian Rose Award.  
Ralph Moore, U.S.A.    .....After a brief affair with Hybrid Teas he went into business to breed miniature's in 1937. He introduced some specie roses into his breeding program. Three of these 'Sierra Snowstorm' (a seedling of 'Dorothy Perkins') 'Rouletti' and Oakington Ruby were used for their miniature nature. 

p56.  Ralph S. Moore.  Miniature Roses, A Look at Tomorrow.
....Then there is 'Oakington Ruby' (Bloom, 1932) and 'Tom Thumb' (de Vink, 1936).  Both these descendants of R. Chinensis are in today's minis. So far as I know, I am the only one to use Oakington Ruby......
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 19.  
Perhaps the discovery of 'Rouletii' made people more aware of miniature roses for, in the early 1930s, another variety was found in Oakington in England. Although it has the same type of growth, it is not 'Rouletii', since it is described as ruby-crimson with a white eye.  This variety, 'Oakington Ruby', is definitely another descendent of R. chinensis minima. 
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 7.  
… the early 1930s there were only four well-known miniatures generally available – 'R. rouletii', 'R. indica pumila', 'Pompon de Paris' and 'Oakington Ruby'. The strange thing about all these is that they are very much alike and you really need to sit down and study the plants to find the differences. But after careful examination you will probably find – as I did – that 'Pompon de Paris' and 'R. indica pumila' are one and the same variety; 'R. rouletii 'resembles them too, but its blooms tend to be slightly smaller. These three are in similar deep rose to lavender colours, depending on where and how they are grown. 'Oakington Ruby', which is named for the village where it was bred in Cambridge, England, is red with a slight touch of white in the centre of the bloom.
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 134.  
Oakington Ruby a survivor from the period in the nineteenth century when miniatures were popular, was found in England by C.R. Bloom, in a garden near Cambridge... red petals that are white at the base... Ralph Moore used this rose in his breeding program...
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