Red Radiance (HT) Darker sport of 'Radiance', and sport-parent of the shell-pink 'Mrs Charles Bell' and 'Careless Love'.

American Rose Magazine 1(9): 14-15 (May-June 1934)
Fertilizer and Color
Dr. W. H. Brundige, TN
    Four years ago I had a bed of forty-eight Red Radiances. From these I selected two bushes and used a commercial fertilizer—blood, bone, and potash in a ratio of 5-8-7. I used one pint to each bush on May 1, and such roses as they produced—dark red, with petals like velvet. The two bushes were entirely different from the others and bore the most beautiful flowers I ever saw.
    I learned of 5-8-7 fertilizer in August, 1930, from the Agricultural Experiment Station, New Brunswick, N. J. I carried soil up there and had it analyzed, and they suggested using 6 to 8 per cent ammonia, 6 to 8 per cent phosphoric acid, and 5 to 7 per cent potash, and I have used it ever since. It certainly brings out the color of the rose. I use 5-8-7 fertilizer early in May and again the middle of July.

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