Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 326.
Pearl Hybrid Tea. Henry Bennett 1879
Book (1985) Page(s) 28.
[one of Henry Bennett's Pedigree Roses]
Book (1936) Page(s) 548.
Pearl (HT) Bennett 1879; Adam X Ctsse. de Serenyi; flesh-white, small to medium size, double, fine form, fragrance 6/10 (tea) floriferous, repeats well, growth 5/10, bushy.
Book (1899) Page(s) 141.
Pearl, HT, Bennett, 1879, carné
Book (1889) Page(s) 147.
Hybrid tea-scented roses. Pearl (Bennett 1879). Medium size, flesh-white, not a large bloom, but perfect in all aspects, especially extra under glass. Very beautiful floriferous variety. Descends from Adam (President) and Comtesse de Serenyi.
Magazine (1886) Page(s) 5.
When, in 1879 Bennett in Stapleford presented the so-called Hybrid Teas to the public, most of his compatriots shaked their heads unbielevingly over his start, especially as he was no gardener, stating he would have no success, that his roses had no growth in wood, and only suitable for glass culture. I [Heinrich Schultheis] remember with pleasure when the old Will Paul showed me in his glasshouses at Waltham the first six Hybrid Teas of Bennett: "These are no use for anything, except house culture",- and what success he has since had with his seedlings....But let him speak himself: "...For my main experiments I used generally Alba rosea and President as seed parents. For crossing I used Louis van Houtte, Victor Verdier, etc. My goal was to breed pure white and yellow remontants - as well as purple-red, very deep-coloured dark Tea roses. The first six Hybrid Teas which I submit into commerce today prove how far I have succeeded."
Book (1885) Page(s) Vol. II, p. 189.
Hyb. thé. Pearl. Bennett 1879. (Président et Comtesse de Serenge). Coloris blanc carné; fleur bien faite, petite; très belle variété sous tous les rapports.
Book (1882) Page(s) 46.
Pearl is a small rose with a distinct Bourbon fragrance, a good thing for cut flowers.
Book (1881) Page(s) 271.
Hybrid Teas. Pearl (Bennett 1879), large, very beautiful form, flesh-white, shaded lightly with violet-pink; excellent in every respect and with finest Tea rose fragrance. Robust growth.