Mrs. Robert Garrett (HT) [Mme Caroline Testout x Mademoiselle de Sombreuil]

John A. Doyle Company catalog, 1899

A magnificent new Hybrid Tea Rose now offered for the first time. Size is enormous; the flowers are larger than those of any Hybrid Tea Rose we have ever seen, while their form, both in bud and full-blown flower, is artistic and beautiful. The buds are unusually long and pointed, the open flowers full and double. The color is a pleasing soft pink, a little deeper than Daybreak Carnation, totally distinct and unlike anything yet seen in Roses. It is a strong, vigorous grower, producing its flowers freely throughout the year on long, stiff stems. We regard this as one of the great new Roses, which will attain instant popularity, as soon as its merits become known.