'General MacArthur' rose References
Book (1937) Page(s) 70.
General McArthur HT (E. G. Hill 1905) [pollen quality] 77% [ploidy] 28
Website/Catalog (1937) Page(s) 39.
'Madame Robert Fortin'.....Colour after the style of General MacArthur
Website/Catalog (1936) Page(s) 8.
General MacArthur Hybrid Tea. E.G. Hill Co. 1905.
Book (1936) Page(s) 439.
MacArthur, General (HT) E. G. Hill 1904; glossy and bright scarlet, large, 3/4-full, cupped to flat, fine form, solitary or up to 5, fragrance 7/10, continuous bloom with interruptions, long stems, growth 6/10, upright, bushy. Sangerhausen
p45. General McArthur (H.T.) The E. G. Hill Co., 1905. Bright scarlet crimson. Vigorous. Garden, bedding, standard, town. A fine bedding rose. Very fragrant. Does not mind wet. Prune 4 or 38 (b)
Website/Catalog (1934) Page(s) 114.
Général Mac Arthur (HT) (E.G. Hill, 1905) Altrettanto celebre quanto la Frau K. Druschki, è tra le più coltivate perché sempre abbondantemente in fiore e pel suo rosso scarlatto brillante.
p27-2 Mrs. H. R. Darlington. Roses in Sun and Rain. My experience with them is that they dislike very cold weather more than they do the rain. The early flowers of Richmond, General McArthur and Hugh Dickson often come a pale carmine instead of a true crimson.
Book (1931) Page(s) 146.
E. Gurney Hill. My Lifetime With Roses. It was about 1905 that I had the good fortune to originate 'General MacArthur' and 'Richmond', which undoubtedly started the line of great red roses we now have. I think that 'General MacArthur' had 'Gruss an Teplitz' as a parent on one side, but I am not at all positive about it. In the early days I was so anxious to produce varieties of value from the crosses I made that I confess I did not keep records as I should have done.
p81-1 Alick Ross. Rose Growing in the Adelaide Hills. ....although with us General McArthur has never justified its claim as a popular favourite, being completely outclassed by Mrs. Edward Powell, which invariably gives much better results.
p136-1 Rev. H. Baird Turner. Swindon. ....He reads of a Rose that is described as an “improved General McArthur.” Now McArthur is a first favourite – has been so for many years – then what must an “improved” McArthur be? What glories of colour and fragrance! Absolutely irresistible !