Photo courtesy of Poole, Lionel
Rose breeder Listing last updated on 18 Dec 2018.
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Lionel Poole is a Hybrid Tea specialist from Cardiff, Wales. He has raised a number of new unnamed varieties which he is offering to the public for naming. Photographs of these roses are on Lionel's website. The named rose will be registered with the International Rose Registration Authority and a certificate guaranteeing the originality and uniqueness of each new rose will be issued.
Died in March 2008, Obituary published in The Rose (RNRS) Autumn/Winter 2008 page 107
[From The Complete Book of Roses, Bush Roses and Standards, by Sean McCann, p. 134:] Lionel Poole was for many years champion exhibitor of Great Britain until he changed over to hybridizing his own roses...
[From Roses Abroad: Promises, Promises, Promises!, by Sean McCann, p. 15:] Lionel Poole of Cardiff, Wales... is only interested in breeding hybrid tea roses. For many years he has been achieving great results, but this year  came a triumph. One of his roses won the award for the best of bloom in the great summer show in Hampton Court, England... ['Adrienne Berman']