'Billy Boiler' rose References
Article (misc) (2008) Page(s) Unpublished.
Billy Boiler Cl HT mr 1927 Parentage unknown Clark A.
Book (2003) Page(s) 240.
‘Billy Boiler’ (Clark; introduced by National Rose Society of Victoria, 1927).
Website/Catalog (2000) Page(s) 13.
Billy Boiler. Hybrid Tea Climber. . 1927. A. Clark / Aust. Semi climbing. For verandah Post. Arch, Against a wall. Semi-double. Stamens prominent. Slightly fragrant. Recurrent. 2.5m x 1.8m. medium red
Book (2000) Page(s) 117. Includes photo(s).
‘Billy Boiler’ = Grimpant à grande fleur. See ref Botanica's Roses.
Book (1999) Page(s) 11.
Billy Boiler – 1927. Large Flowered Climbing Rose, dazzling red flowers. No longer available.
Book (1999) Page(s) 14.
Billy Boiler. Clark, Australia, 1927. HT. Red. (Available from:) Golden Vale, Hedgerow, John’s World, Melville, Nieuwesteeg, Spring Park.
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 117. Includes photo(s).
Billy Boiler. Modern. Large flowered climber. Medium red. Repeat-flowering. This variety is a fairly vigorous climbing rose of a brilliant red color but with only 10 or 12 petals that are of good substance. Its color and strong fragrance are its chief assets. ‘Billy Boiler’ grows to 10 ft (3m) in height and has attractive foliage, although it can suffer from mildew in autumn. Eye catching in spring, it makes a good pillar rose and there is some repeat bloom, mainly in late autumn. It can also be used on a tripod or to cover a fence. Zones 5-9. Clark, Australia, 1927. ‘Oskar Kordell’ [sic] x unknown.
[this entry and picture repeated in Botanica's Roses 2nd edition]
Website/Catalog (1998) Page(s) 2.
Billy Boiler. Hybrid Tea. 1927. A. Clark / Aust. Semi climbing. Semi-double. Stamens prominent. Fragrant. Recurrent. 2.5m x 2m. medium red.
Magazine (1997) Page(s) 29. Vol 19, No. 1.
Elizabeth and Andrew Govanstone. The women Behind the Roses. ....Just as the names of other Clark roses such as Billy Boiler, Australia Felix, Bushfire, Squatter’s Dream, Southern Cross or Milkmaid suggest a period in our history, perhaps, at face value, they were only names chosen to assist marketing! But Alister was not concerned with selling his roses; he gave them away……
Website/Catalog (1997) Page(s) 2.
Billy Boiler (Hybrid Tea, 1927. Alister Clark. A dazzling red rose borne of long upright shoots always crowned with a bud. A most striking pillar or bush. This variety may be incorrectly named.