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'Duchess of Westminster' rose References
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 146.  
Duchess of Westminster Hybrid Tea, pink shaded carmine, 1879, 'Adam' x 'Marquise de Castellane'; Bennett. Description.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 326.  
Duchess of Westminster Hybrid Tea. Henry Bennett 1879
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 276.  
Duchess of Westminster Hybrid Tea. Bennett 1879. Parentage: 'Adam' x 'Marquise de Castellane'. The author cites information from different sources... bright cerise...
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 28.  
Duchess of Westminster [one of Henry Bennett's Pedigree Hybrids]... pink, but with little scent and poor form
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 755.  
of Westminster, Duchess (HT) Bennett 1879; Adam X Mq. de Castellane; bright cherry-red, large, double, flat, solitary or up to 5, fragrance 4/10, floriferous, repeats well, growth 7/10, upright, well-branched. Sangerhausen
Book  (1889)  Page(s) 149.  
Hybrid tea-scented roses. Duchess of Westminster (Bennett 1879). Extraordinarily large, very beautiful cherry-red. Very fragrant. Descends from Adam (President) and Marquise de Castellane.
Website/Catalog  (1886)  Page(s) 87.  
Tea-scented and Hybrid Tea-scented Roses.
Duchess of Westminster.  Brightest cerise;  very large, without the least coarseness; very finely formed; a grand rose. 
Magazine  (1886)  Page(s) 5.  
When, in 1879 Bennett in Stapleford presented the so-called Hybrid Teas to the public, most of his compatriots shaked their heads unbielevingly over his start, especially as he was no gardener, stating he would have no success, that his roses had no growth in wood, and only suitable for glass culture. I [Heinrich Schultheis] remember with pleasure when the old Will Paul showed me in his glasshouses at Waltham the first six Hybrid Teas of Bennett: "These are no use for anything, except house culture",- and what success he has since had with his seedlings....But let him speak himself: "...For my main experiments I used generally Alba rosea and President as seed parents. For crossing I used Louis van Houtte, Victor Verdier, etc. My goal was to breed pure white and yellow remontants - as well as purple-red, very deep-coloured dark Tea roses. The first six Hybrid Teas which I submit into commerce today prove how far I have succeeded."
Book  (1885)  Page(s) Vol. I, p. 273.  
Hyb. thé. Duchess of Westminster. Bennett 1879. (Président et Marquise de Castellane); fleur extraordinairement grande, sans être grossière, bien formée; coloris rouge cerise brillant; arbuste moyen, faible odeur de thé.
Book  (1882)  Page(s) 10.  
Duchess of Westminster... Hybride de Thé. Bennett. 1878 Cerise vif. Fleur moyenne. Plante moyenne.
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