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'Michael Saunders' rose References
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 326.  
Michael Saunders Hybrid Tea. Henry Bennett 1879
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 28.  
Michael Saunders
[one of Henry Bennett's Pedigree Roses]... pink, with coppery red shading
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 646.  
Saunders, Michael (HT) Bennett 1879; Adam X Mme. V. Verdier; pink, shaded bronze, large, well double, fine form, fragrance 8/10, growth 5/10.
Magazine  (1896)  Page(s) 80.  
Similar roses. These are not exactly synonyms, but are equal in the most points...
Pierre Guillot, Hybrid Tea, resp. Tea Bourbon, Guillot, 79, Michel Saunders, Bennett, 80
Book  (1889)  Page(s) 149.  
Hybrid tea-scented roses. Michael Saunders (Bennett 1879). Very large, densely filles, bronzed carnation-pink, very fragrant, descends from Adam and Mme. Victor Verdier.
Book  (1885)  Page(s) Vol. II, p. 132.  
Hyb. thé. Michaïl Saunders. Bennett 1879. Grande fleur, bien pleine, très bien faite; coloris rose bronzé; très parfumée. Issu des variétés Président et M. Victor Verdier. Arbuste moyen.
Magazine  (1883)  Page(s) 354.  
...Michael Saunders, Duke of Connaught, and Nancy Lee, all varities of Bennett's, are very beautiful; but the two last named are of such delicate habit that they will never be useful for general culture.
Book  (1882)  Page(s) 28.  
Michael Sanders [sic]... Hybride de Thé. Bennett. 1878 Rose vif. Fleur grande. Plante vigoureuse.
Book  (1881)  Page(s) 270.  
Hybrid Teas. Michaël Saunders (Bennett 1879), very large, densely filled and fine form, upright strong stems; bronzed carnation colour, passing to yellowish pink and salmon-pink, mild fragrance. Specially beautiful and vigorous, expands howver somewhat with difficulty; descends from the Tea rose "Adam" (Président) and the hybrid perpetual "Madame Victor Verdier".
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