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COLLECTIBLES
The Rose of Audie Murphy

The Audie Murphy Tea Rose
A hybrid rose which was developed and named after Audie Murphy.
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The Audie Murphy Rose.Photo by Vintage Gardens, growers of antique roses.

Did you know that in 1957, Audie Murphy had a rose named in his honor? This rose was one he apparently enjoyed too because he planted them in his yard at his home in Toluca Lake, California. The rose is smaller than most domestic roses seen in flower shops. This particular rose is propigated from root stock by the grower, Vintage Gardens. Because of this, it takes about a year to receive the plant once an order has been placed.

Vintage Garden describes the rose as one grown from a "custom root". It is categorized as a "hybrid tea" variety. It's color is listed as salmon and its scent is strong. It was introduced by Lammerts and it has good rebloom qualities. The grower also states that the Audie Murphy Rose is "... one of the standouts; a vibrant lipstick shade of red that glows in the garden, with a bright, fresh scent."

The Audie Murphy Tea Rose.Photo by John Shirley of Livermore California.

If you are interested in obtaining this rose, visit the Vintage Garden Website at http://www.vintagegardens.com and browse through their catalog until you find the Audie Murphy Rose. Or you can try to go to the page directly by clicking on the following webite link: Vintage Garden's Audie Murphy Rose Page.

The Audie Murphy Rose bush seen in the second was won by John Shirley who was a member of the 3rd Infantry Division during World War II. John received this particular plant around 1987 at a 3rd Infantry Division Outpost meeting. John, who attended meetings with Outpost 54 of Northern and Central California, stated "the plant was donated for an Outpost raffle by a veteran from a signal company of the Third Infantry Division." The plant, which grows in Mr. Shirley's garden, is still strong and vigorous.

Audie Murphy Rose poster, Artifact #997-069-079, provided by the American Cotton Museum, Greenville, Texas.

The poster on the right printed in 1957 and was an advertisement for the Roseway Nurseries in Beaverton, Oregon. It is not known if this nursery still exists. It was graciously provided to the web site by the American Cotton Museum. It's artifact number is #997-069-079.

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