'General MacArthur' rose References
1925 Hazlewood Bros.
'Earl Beatty' ....may be styled an improved General MacArthur
Very good, but so far not up to ‘General MacArthur’ for growth.
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 42.
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 402-403.
General MacArthur Hybrid Tea. E.G. Hill 1905. [Dickerson says this rose is possibly descended from 'Gruss an Teplitz'.] The author cites many sources... vivid scarlet, almost vermilion... tends to blue...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 203.
Hybrid Tea, deep pink, 1905, Hill, E.G., Co. Flowers rose-red, double (20 petals); very fragrant (damask); foliage leathery.
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 263.
General MacArthur Hybrid Tea. E.G. Hill Co., 1905. Possible descent from 'Gruss an Teplitz'. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book (1988) Page(s) 19.
(1905) It had only 20 petals, but you may still see its fragrant cupped flowers borne on high in old rose gardens, for it never seems to perish.
Book (1988) Page(s) 30.
Tantau (Germany) used seedlings from 'General MacArthur' in his breeding program.
Article (misc) (1954) Page(s) 41.
General MacArthur 28 chromosomes
p84. On another occasion Mr. (E. G.) Hill visited England and inspected the rose beds in a public park. The curator, knowing he was interested in roses, proudly took him to a bed of General MacArthur in full bloom, saying “If you haven’t got this you ought to try it.” When Mr. Hill told him he had raised the variety the curator nearly collapsed.
p 131 Roses on Monaro: An idea of the trying weather conditions can be obtained when even such hardy varieties as ... and General Macarthur have failed to bloom.