'Mrs. Harold Alston' rose References
Magazine (1997) Page(s) 28. Vol 19, No. 1.
Elizabeth and Andrew Govanstone. The Women Behind the Roses. People who Alister knew through horticultural circles included .... and Mrs. Harold Alston (1940).
p93. It was my husband .....who suggested I go to see Tid Alston. Tid has a property at Oaklands Junction not far from Glenara and her parents had been great friends of Alister and Edie. So this was the next step. In her rambling, country garden, full of rare treasures, I did indeed find some of Alister’s roses. Here was ....’Mrs. Harold Alston’, a beautiful soft pink.
p226-227. Picture. ‘Mrs. Harold Alston’
p252 ‘Mrs. Harold Alston’ – Climbing H.T., 1940. Semi-double clear pink pillar rose. Recurrent. Our plant came from her niece, Tid Alston.
Book (1996) Page(s) 96.
Mrs. Harold Alston. Clark, Australia, 1940. Climber. Pink. [available from] Bleak, Cottage, Golden Vale, John’s World, Mistydown, Nieuwesteeg.
Magazine (1995) Page(s) 31. Vol 17, No. 4.
Philip Sutherland. When one considers the tens of thousands of rose varieties which have existed, it is not surprising that nomenclature can trip us up. With so many names in use, similarities abound and confusion can often be the order of the day. The two ‘Alston’ Alister Clarks form a good example. Mrs. Harold Alston was released in 1940 and followed the maxim of the time, that a rose named after a married woman carries her wedded title plus her husband’s name. However archaic this may look today, Alister Clark or any other gentleman would not have used her given name, unless she was unmarried. Thus, one can have ‘Mrs. Harold Alston’ and ‘Mrs. Alston’s Rose’, but never Mrs. Maud Alston’. Had she been ‘Miss Maud Alston’, like Miss Marion Manifold, it would have been quite acceptable.
Newsletter (1995) Page(s) 19. Vol 4, No. 3.
Mrs. Harold Alston HT Clg. 1940. Alister Clark.
Book (1994) Page(s) 121.
Mrs. Harold Alston Climbing Hybrid Tea 1940. Semi-double clear pink pillar rose...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 396.
‘Mrs. Harold Alston’ Cl HT m[edium] p[ink], 1940, Clark, A. Flowers pink.
p121. Mrs. Harold Alston. 1940.
p123. Mrs. Harold Alston. 1940.
Magazine (1979) Page(s) 6. Vol 1, No. 3.
Mrs. Harold Alston – 1940. Climbing HT. pink.
Book (1946) Page(s) 92.
Mr. S. J. Bisdee. Tasmanian Notes. Mr. Clark’s Mrs. Harold Alston has been very slow to move away, but it is now showing signs of beginning and a really beautiful bloom has just opened. It is in a bed in which most Roses are very slow to get going, but when they do they come away with a rush. If Mrs. Alston can produce a mass of blooms as beautiful as the one I now have it will be an acquisition.