'Bulls Red' rose References
Book (2007) Page(s) 67.
'Bull's Red', HT, mr, 1976, McGredy, Samual IV, [Sympathie X Irish Rover] ... description
Book (2000) Page(s) 134. Includes photo(s).
‘Bulls Red’/MACrero =Hybride de Thé. L’atout de sa fleur est sa longévité, qui la rend infiniment précieuse en vase. Solitaire… gros bouton joufflu… grande fleur à larges pétales, bien double, à cœur turbiné, rouge sang tirant sur le rubis… parfum discret… grand buisson vigoureux et dressé, vêtu d’un feuillage sombre. McGredy, Nouvelle-Zélande, 1977.
p15. Don Sheppard. Review of Newer Roses 1981-1982 Season. Hybrid Teas.
'Bulls Red' (McCredy '77 - 'Sympathie' X 'Irish Rover') 11 reports, 3 years, Average height 5', 8.2 rating. Medium red. Reports in from Northland to North Otago, speak of smallish red flowers that last very well when picked. It flowers very well over the season. Growth is tall and healthy. A very good garden and florists rose.
p50. Nola Simpson. Rose Selection for 1982.
'Bull's Red' HT: Released in New Zealand in 1977, this rose has become very popular as a cut flower variety. The small blooms are a dull dark red borne on very long stems and their keeping quality is quite remarkable. The bushes are very vigorous, healthy and upright.
Book (1979) Page(s) 12.
Review of Newer Roses 1978-79. 'Bulls Red'. Dark red. 10 reports; 2years grown; Average height 100cm; Rating 7.3. Gisborne: Good garden rose, repeats wel, doesn't burn. Auckland: Excellent for cut /lowers but too small for exhibition. Hastings: Bush and blooms much improved this year. Repeats well, good keeper.
Book (1978) Page(s) 19.
Dr. Joan Walton. The 100th Bulls Rose Show. the well stocked stalls, the lunch and the afternoon tea did a booming trade. The Centennial Stall did brisk business selling souvenir tankards, special biro pens and copies of the Centennial history.....Mr. Sam McGredy's 'Bulls Red', which he named in honour of the society promises to be a very fine rose.