(1997) Page(s) 148.
Hybrid Tea, pink blend, 1997; 'Bobby Charlton' X 'Touch of Class'; Wambach, Catherine; Certified Roses; Flowers light pale pink with ivory shading, full (26-40 petals), medium blooms; slight fragrance; foliage medium, dark green, dull; upright, medium (5 ft.) growth.
(1918) Page(s) 115.
Abbe Luis G. Orozco. Fair growth and blooming qualities, not so good as other reds...
(1920) Page(s) 136.
Abendröte, H.P. (Ebeling, 1919.) Frau Karl Druschki X Juliet. Flowers somewhat paler in color than Mme. Edouard Herriot. A hardy variety of dwarf habit, blooming continuously from June to October.
(1981) Page(s) 77.
'Accolade'. HT. G. Dawson, W. Alex Heyet, Rainbow Roses, 1979. Seedling (Daily Sketch x Charles Mallerin) x Peter Frankenfeld. Bud is ovid, high pointed, opening to exhibition form, blooms borne mainly singly, sometimes 3 per cluster with 45-50 petals, hooked, brown slight fragrance, vigorous, healthy growth, dark, matt green foliage, recurrent approximately 30 blooms, brilliant red with darker overtones.
(1973) Page(s) 154.
New Roses of the World Adrienne Leal. F. (111C) N. A. Leal, ’65. Sport of ‘Roundelay’. Medium, ovoid, dark magenta-pink buds. Medium, full, open, cupped, double to very double, magenta-pink blooms borne singly and in clusters on medium, strong stems. Slight fragrance. Good lasting quality. Petals hang on. Abundant amount of dark green, leathery, medium-sized foliage. Disease resistant. Upright growth. Free, continuous bloom.
(1946) Page(s) 54.
In "Progress in Breeding Hardy Roses," Isabella Preston says,
Climbing roses are more difficult to grow in extremely cold climates than are bush varieties so several species of climbing habit were obtained and some crosses made. Rosa setigera proved to be one of the hardiest of the species tried at Ottawa and, as the small flowered polyanthas are the hardiest, continuous blooming varieties, crosses were made using some of these as parents. A large number of seedlings grew and the majority of them had large clusters of single flowers on very vigorous plants.
The name, Agassiz (R. setigera X Louise Walter) was given to one of the best. The blooms are more than two inches across, Amaranth Pink in color, and there are about a dozen buds in a cluster. It starts to bloom late in June and continues for over a month. The plant is hardier than the other climbing roses we have tried and survives the winters on the Prairies with some protection. At Ottawa they are taken off the supports and laid on the ground. They come through the winter safely with only the snow covering except in an unusually cold winter.
(1975) Page(s) 61.
Leonie Bell. Roses at Wyck. (planted prior to 1910).
One rose in this later list is of particular interest because it has been absent from nursery catalogues for many years. We found it growing up through an overgrown mock orange against the chimney wall that fronts the street. Camouflaged by the orange-centered white bloom of the Philadelphus, which its small cream-white flowers resemble, Douglas and I spotted it the moment we walked through the front gate of the high fence a few feet away. Struggling to reach sunlight, the limber canes must have been twelve feet long. Douglas, because he is tall, had the unsavory task of reaching up through the thorny snarl to capture a blooming stem or two. While the prickles are not numerous, they are falcate and needle-sharp. We had never seen this rose with the creamy yellow buds and bright shining green foliage. Yet later that same day in 1972 while exploring a rose-rich cemetery in another part of Philadelphia, we came upon a bush no higher than five feet, massed with strangely familiar light yellow to white bloom. When the whips of canes caught in our clothes, we realized that here in full sun was the yellow-budded Wyck rambler with the ripping thorns. It turned out to be ‘Aglaia’ a rambler that bears very little resemblance to its reported parent, R. multiflora, but does have a pronounced sweet scent. At the turn of the century it was better known as “Yellow Rambler” and was widely planted.
p60 Mrs. Herman H. Hardison, North Carolina. There are Roses in Alaska!. 'Persian Yellow' and 'Agnes', while having healthy foliage, produce flowers almost white, due to early blooming in this colder weather, I presume.
p91 In "Central Canadian Rose-Breeding," by Miss Isabella Preston: "...the hybrid Rugosa, Agnes, which was the result of a cross made by the late Dr. William Saunders in 1902. It is the finest rose originated at the Experimental Farm."
(1954) Page(s) 50.
Table 1, Hybrid Rugosa Roses, section ii, lists 4 triploid Hybrid Rugosas: 'Mrs. Anthony Waterer', 'Agnes', 'Rose a Parfume l'Hay', and 'Ruskin'.
(1927) Page(s) 113.
Paul B. Sanders: Rose Varieties in Ontario. No discussion of roses grown in Canada would be complete without definite reference to the new Hybrid Rugosa ‘Agnes’ which was awarded the Walter Van Fleet Gold Medal in July, 1926. this rose, a cross between Rosa rugosa and Persian Yellow, was originated by the late Dr. William Saunders about 1900, at the Central Experimental Farm at Ottawa, Canada, where it has, since that date, been under test with highly gratifying results. It is a strong grower, produces an abundance of fragrant, pale amber, double flowers early in the season, and is definitely hardy, needing absolutely no winter protection in this climate. In habit and foliage the bush resembles its Rugosa parent, and so is not particularly adapted to bedding, but as a specimen bush or in groups on lawns, it is fine. The blooming period is short – about three weeks – but the variety is invaluable because of its hardiness, earliness of bloom, and the unique color of the flowers.