Of this Mr. Evans says: "This is a remarkably rich dark velvety crimson Hybrid Tea rose, without the least tint suggestive of purple. It is a constant and good bloomer, very vigorous and healthy in growth, with no tendency to mildew. No red rose ever before offered retains its colors as does'The Meteor.' A Philadelphia florist who has handled a few blooms during the past winter pronounces it ' the best keeping rose he has ever seen,' he having kept it for one week without any visible change in color. I consider that a superior merit in this rose consists in the fact that, in addition to its good winter-blooming capacity, it is at the same time a glorious rose for the summer season".