'Peggy Bell' rose References
Book (5 Apr 2010)
'Peggy Bell' HT, ab, 1929, Clark, A.; flowers peach-buff pink, copper reverse, large, full, moderate, tea myrrh fragrance; good repeat; vigorous, very tall (10-12 ft.) growth. Introductions: NRS New South Wales
Book (2010) Includes photo(s).
p78. [Caption to photo]: ‘Peggy Bell’ Peggy Woods (nee Bell) has commented to the authors that she remembers ‘her’ rose being a different shade of pink to the rose which bears her name today.
p79. Rhona Mary ‘Peggy’ Bell was born on 22 April 1908……
Magazine (2008) Page(s) 51. Vol 30, No. 1.
Kathie Mills. Orange-Central Tablelands Regional News. Two roses have excelled in the new Australian bred garden [Orange Botanic Gardens?] namely .... and the less known ‘Peggy Bell’ bred in 1929 by Alister Clark. It has voluptuous, salmon pink, semi-double blooms.
Website/Catalog (2000) Page(s) 9.
Peggy Bell. Hybrid Tea. 1929. Clark / Aust. Double. Fragrance. Large Flowers. Cut Flowers. Recurrent. 1.4m x 1.2m apricot blend.
Book (1999) Page(s) 12.
Peggy Bell – 1929. Large Flowered Bush rose, semi-double, salmon pink flowers darker reverse. No longer available.
p_ [loose leaf]. Peggy Bell. Hybrid Tea. 1929. A. Clark / Aust. Double. Fragrant. Recurrent. 1.4m x 1.2m. apricot blend.
p215 Alister had a friend at Kyneton, another daffodil breeder, Hugh Dettman. Both he and Dr. Groves at Kyneton “tried out” roses for Alister to determine whether they should be released. In a letter of Alister’s I found reference to the fact that .... and ‘Peggy Bell’ were doing well in Dettman’s garden. Hugh Dettman is long dead. So I rang his daughter and obtained permission to visit his one-time garden. The house had been let ever since his death..... I took cuttings from nine or ten of the better-looking rose bushes....
‘Peggy Bell’ was described as resembling, in colour and form, ‘Betty Uprichard’ (pronounced U-prichard). After long searching I found a colour photograph of ‘Betty Uprichard’ in an American book Roses of the World in Colour, by Horace McFarland. It could have been a photograph of my rose from Dettman’s garden. Given that we knew it was growing there and doing well, I think we might almost be safe in concluding that we have ‘Peggy Bell’.
p226-227 Picture. ‘Peggy Bell
p253 ‘Peggy Bell’. HT. 1929. Mid to salmon pink. Free-flowering. Compared by Modern Roses to ‘Betty Uprichard’. Our plant is from Dettman’s garden where it was known to be growing.
Newsletter (1995) Page(s) 17. Vol 4, No. 1.
Peggy Bell. HT. 1929. Alister Clark.
Book (1994) Page(s) 121.
Peggy Bell Hybrid Tea. Clark 1929... Mid to salmon pink
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 439.
Peggy Bell Hybrid Tea, apricot & apricot blend, 1929, Clark, A. Description.