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'Lady Gay' rose References
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 347.  
Lady Gay Rambler. Walsh, USA, 1905. 'Bardou Job' x Rosa wichuraiana. [Walsh felt 'Lady Gay'] was an improvement over his other creation, 'Dorothy Perkins' [but 'Lady Gay' never achieved the same popularity]... double, salmon-pink blooms... the flowers resemble 'Dorothy Perkins' but have a stronger resistance to mildew... The glossy foliage is small and dark green... Experts find it difficult to tell the difference between the two roses except for the fact that 'Lady Gay' is stronger and healthier
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 231.  
Lady Gay Walsh, USA, 1905. Rosa wichuraiana x 'Bardou Job'. Very similar to 'Dorothy Perkins' but slightly larger in flower, deeper in colour, and not so subject to mildew.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 298.  
Lady Gay Rambler, orange-pink, 1905, R. wichuraiana x 'Bardou Job'; Walsh. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 142.  
Lady Gay Wichuraiana rambler. Parentage: R. wichuraiana x 'Bardou Job'. USA 1905. Description and cultivation... Produces sprays of small to medium-sized, salmon-pink flowers which are fragrant... Similar to 'Dorothy Perkins', but blooms later and is more resistant to mildew...
Book  (1943)  Page(s) 24.  
R. Marion Hatton. The Walsh Ramblers.
'Lady Gay (1903.) R. Wichuraiana x 'Bardou Job'. Double. Cherry-pink.
Website/Catalog  (1938)  Page(s) 14.  
Rosa Wichurana. Lady Gay (Walsh 05). Similar to Dorothy Perkins, somewhat larger, cherry-pink blooms, medium early.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 292.  
Gay, Lady (hybrid wichurana) Walsh 1903; R. Wich. X Bardou Job; glossy cherry-pink, fades to almost white, small to medium, 3/4-full, open, lasting, in large cluaters of 50-60, floriferous, long weak stems, small foliage, growth 9/10, climbing, 3-5 m., very hardy. Improved D. Perkins. Sangerhausen.
Website/Catalog  (1935)  Page(s) 7.  
Rosiers Grimpants à grandes végétation... Lady Gay.- Fleur petite, pleine, d'un joli coloris rose cerise.
Article (misc)  (1935)  Page(s) 109, 111.  
p. 109: [on Cape Cod, what looks like Dorothy Perkins is probably Lady Gay] as Walsh's nursery, where it originated, is near here...
p. 111: Lady Gay is a perfect understudy for Dorothy Perkins... Cinderella a darker Lady Gay... Nokomis a larger Lady Gay
Website/Catalog  (1925)  Page(s) 20.  
Lady Gay.—A profuse bloomer of soft cherry pink flowers which fade to blush white. When in flower with its cherry pink buds, soft pink flowers and rich green foliage, it presents a picture beyond words to describe.
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