'Mab Grimwade' rose References
Book (5 Apr 2010)
'Mab Grimwade'. HT, yb, 1937, Clark, A.; flowers rich chrome, shaded yellow, center apricot, dbl.
[Souv. de Gustave Prat × unknown]. Introductions: NRS Victoria
Magazine (Feb 2010) Page(s) Vol 22, No. 1.
John Nieuwesteeg: 'Mab Grimwade' is growing in the garden of the Kelly family at Barwidgee, a property near Carramut in the western district of Victoria. In November 1990 when I went there, Mrs. Kelly was, I think, 92 or 93. Her late husband was a brother of Mab Grimwade. On this particular day Mrs. Kelly came in to the garden with her nurse. She was nearly blind, but knew exactly where the rose was supposed to be. The plant was rather small and didn't look old enough to me. The gardener directed us to another Kelly property just out of Carramut called "Eulo". In this garden we found a quite large bush of 'Mab Grimwade'.
[refer also 1990 reference]
Book (2010) Page(s) 167. Includes photo(s).
Mabel Louise Kelly was born at St. Kilda in 1887…..
Book (2002) Page(s) 277.
On the death of his [Russell Wilfred Grimwade] wife, Mabel Louise (nee Kelly) in 1973....
Website/Catalog (2000) Page(s) 8.
Mab Grimwade. Hybrid Tea. 1937. Clark, Aust. Double. Fragrant. Recurrent. 1.0m x 0.9m. Apricot blend.
Book (1999) Page(s) 14. Includes photo(s).
Mab Grimwade. 1937. Souvenir de Gustaf [sic] Prat cross. Large Flowered Bush rose. Ovoid bud. Double, apricot-pink flowers shaded yellow, fully recurrent. Soft to mid green foliage. Short growth. Flower 25 petals. 80 mm, 1 to 3. Bush 0.7m x 0.8m
Book (1999) Page(s) 376. Includes photo(s).
[As per the 1998 1st edition, but with the following sentence altered slightly to read:]
Most of Alister Clark’s roses are very strong growers; but this one suffers badly in cold winters.
Book (1999) Page(s) 56.
Mab Grimwade. Clark, Australia. 1937. HT. Apricot/yellow. (Available from) Golden Vale, Roses Galore, Spring Park.
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 376. Includes photo(s).
Mab Grimwade. Modern, large-flowered hybrid tea. Yellow-blend. Repeat flowering.
‘Mab Grimwade’ is a small-growing bush that bears flowers of a rich chrome yellow-shaded with apricot tints in the center. The buds are very pretty and open very quickly to double blooms. Most of Alister Clark’s roses are very strong growers; this one is no exception, but it is small to medium in size. The mid-green foliage is disease free, and the repeat bloom is good. This was a popular rose in Australian gardens in the 1940’s when there was a shortage of apricot and yellow roses. Zones 5-10. Clark, Australia, 1937. Souvenir de Gustave Prat’ x Seedling.
Website/Catalog (1998) Page(s) 4.
Mab Grimwade. Hybrid Tea. 1937. A Clark/Aust. Double Fragrant. Recurrent. 0.7m x 0.7m. orange blend.