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'Dr. Huey' rose References
Article (magazine)  (2023)  
'Dr. Huey', Source/Accession MHCREC [Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NC]  ...Estimated ploidy level(x) 3*
* Indicates ploidy level was confirmed with microscopy
Magazine  (2020)  Page(s) 14. Vol 42, No.,3.  
Geoff Crowhurst.  Old Roses and a Different Slice of History Budding.
A more recent rootstock rose is the hybrid Wichurana climber Dr Huey (Thomas 1914), which has become widely used, particularly on alkaline soils [such as the Adelaide plains].  With bright red, mid-sized flowers, it was welcomed on its release in the USA, although it is now almost only found when the rose budded onto it has perished. Non-rose people are happy to keep this tough plant in their gardens, particularly if it is placed out of the hot afternoon sun, which often burns the petals. Retired rose nurseryman John Nieuwesteeg is not overly impressed with it as a rootstock rose, saying it is a devil for suckering. Examples can certainly be found in my own area, with some spot flowering after the spring flush. Curiously, when I still had mostly HTs, I found that plants budded onto Dr Huey didn’t do well.
Newsletter  (2019)  Page(s) Fall issue, p. 5.  Includes photo(s).
It was an accident. In a town, called Shafter, California the USDA had established an experimental station called the Shafter “Cotton” Research Station which focused on the cotton crop cultivation. In the early 1920’s it began experimenting with rose understocks (1981 American Rose Annual) and wished to test Ragged Robin. It sent a request to a nursery in Ontario, California for propagating budwood. When the cuttings started to grow, they had the growing habit of climbers, but the blooms were not much different to the untrained eye. They both had a crimson color and blooms in small clusters, albeit Dr Huey’s flowers were a little smaller and darker. The roses were distributed to some of the local growers before the error was caught and Dr Huey became popular as an understock due to its vigorous habit and ease to root. By the 1950’s Dr Huey was widely used.
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 298-299.  
Dr. Huey ('Dr. Robert Huey') Wichuraiana. Capt. Thomas/Bobbink & Atkins, A.N. Pierson, 1920. From 'Ethel' x 'Grüss an Teplitz'. The author cites information from different sources... Fine Wichuraiana with fairly large, beautifully ruffled flowers of fiery maroon-red... a large, semi-double, deep red climber of one period of bloom. It is hardy... [Raised by] Capt. George C. Thomas [in] 1914; intro. by Bobbink & Atkins and A.N. Pierson [in] 1920... The name for it... was announced at the meeting of the American Rose Society held in the Bloomfield Gardens on June 4, 1919, when the rose created great enthusiasm among the many experts there... [Dr. Huey writing about his own experiences] "I purchased a home and two acres of ground in 1877, and began to try to grow roses. There was then little reliable information to be had, and the flowers that resulted compared most unfavorably with the illustrations in the catalogues, while the plants would die by the dozen. Persevering, I finally met with success, and knowing that many others were thirsting for knowledge I began writing and talking of my experiences and how my difficulties were overcome, thus doing a sort of rose missionary work..." Dr. Robert Huey died on 12 March 1928.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 137.  
Dr. Huey Large-flowered Climber, dark red, 1914, ('Shafter'); 'Ethel' x 'Gruss an Teplitz'; Thomas. Description... Used as understock under the name 'Shafter'.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 132.  Includes photo(s).
('Dr. Huey', 'Shafter') A Wichuraiana hybrid, extensively used as an understock in USA but really a good plant in its own right. Thomas (USA) 1920. ('Ethel' x 'Gruss an Teplitz')
Photographed in the Grafton Cemetery, California, presumably a reverted understock.
Book  (May 1992)  Page(s) 315, 316.  Includes photo(s).
Page 315: Dr. Huey ('Shafter') Thomas (USA) 1920. 'Ehtel' x 'Grüss an Teplitz'... semi-double blooms of crimson-maroon with prominent yellow anthers... rich green, semi-glossy foliage. Used extensively as an understock under the name 'Shafter', especially in the USA and Australia.
Page 316: [PHOTO]
Book  (1990)  Page(s) 141.  
Dr. Huey 1914. Description. Flowers: deep red, semi-double, medium...
Magazine  (May 1966)  Page(s) 2. trimester, p. 20.  
Tableau Récapitulatif des différents Porte-Greffes
Docteur Huey (Shafter); Origine: Hybride de Wichuraiana; Multiplication: - ; Greffage: - ; Terrain: - ; Température: - ; Humidité: - ; Vigueur: Très forte au départ; Longevité: - ; Resistance aux maladies: - ; Formes améliorées: - ; Races ou formes préferentielles: - ; Lieu d'utilisation: U.S.A.

[see 'Manetti' for photo of whole table]
Book  (1956)  Page(s) 83.  
Andre Leroy. Observations on the Shafter Stock ('Dr. Huey').....
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