'Lady Gay' rose References
Website/Catalog (1917) Page(s) 41.
Hardy Climbing and Trailing Roses
Lady Gay. — I can see no difference whatever in this and Dorothy Perkins. I mistrust the two are identical and the correct name is Lady Gay.
Website/Catalog (1914) Page(s) 33.
Climbing Roses for Conservatory.
For conservatory climbing we can supply strong plants specially grown for this purpose. The undernoted varieties can be supplied in pots, strong plants 6-ft to 14-ft. long.
7-inch Pots, 3/6. 8-inch Pots, 5/- to 7/6.
Lady Gay, cherry pink.
Website/Catalog (1914) Page(s) 42.
Wichuraiana and its Hybrids.
The varieties comprising this class are of unique and charming beauty, and form lovely objects in the garden while in bloom. They are suitable for rockery, sloping banks, pillars, pergolas, arches, &c. They are very lovely grown as standards.
Weeping Standards, 4 to 5 feet, 5/- each; 5 to 6 feet, 7/6 to 10/6 each; 6 feet and over, 10/6 to 15/- each.
Lady Gay... Walsh, 1903, very vigorous. Cherry pink colour fading to soft tone; very floriferous; splendid.
Extra-size Plants, 1/6
Website/Catalog (1914) Page(s) 7.
Hybrid Wichuranas. Lady Gay. Similar to Dorothy Perkins, somewhat larger, cherry-pink, hardy, vigorous.
Website/Catalog (1913) Page(s) 60. Includes photo(s).
Wichuraiana Hybrid Roses
The blossoms of the Lady Gay Rose are a rich, delicate cherry-pink, shading to soft pink, and delightfully sweet in odor. They come in large, loose clusters and are very showy. The plant grows vigorously and has deep green foliage that endures until late in the fall. An excellent hardy Rose- superb for covering trellises, fences, embankments and dead walls. The Lady Gay Rose is a seedling from the Crimson Rambler Rose, and in habit of growth and general characteristics much resembles that old and popular variety. The texture and color of the flowers are much superior to Crimson Rambler and in many respects it seems to be superior to that variety.
Book (1913) Page(s) 99. Includes photo(s).
Wichuraiana Ramblers. By Dr. A. H. Williams, Vice-President N.R.S.
The wichuraiana Ramblers fall naturally into two well defined groups:
II. The Late, composed of those whose main flowering season lies in the month of July. They mostly have a strain of multiflora in their parentage. The trusses are usually very large, consisting often of an immense number of small flowers, which may be either singles or double rosettes.
Late Flowering Double Varieties.
Lady Gay is another splendid variety, very similar in appearance to Dorothy Perkins. These two varieties have, I think wrongly, been bracketed as synonymous. There are two marked differences between them. Lady Gay has stems so very much more flexible that it is almost impossible to arrange the trusses in a vase unless it is to be looked at from below, for they will persist in hanging downwards. The other great difference is that Lady Gay gives practically no autumnal blooms. The colour in Lady Gay has, I think, a shade more lilac in the tone of the pink. Some claim that the blooms of Lady Gay are larger, fuller and deeper in colour. But my own observation leads me to think that, in outdoor plants, these differences are only due to differences in cultivation, soil and situation; as sometimes the conditions are reversed. They seem equally liable to mildew. If I were choosing between the two varieties I should select Dorothy Perkins.
Book (1913) Page(s) 14.
The Wichuraiana Roses: A Selection of Varieties
(The approximate date of flowering of each variety is given.)
Lady Gay. — Very similar to Dorothy Perkins; the blooms are perhaps rather deeper pink. July 10.
Magazine (1 Jul 1911) Page(s) 314.
The Parentage of Roses.
The following list of the world's Roses and their parentage has been compiled by Mr. Robert Daniel, 38 Russell Road. Fishponds, Bristol, and by his kind permission we are enabled to publish it...
Lady Gay... Hybrid Wichuraiana, Walsh, 1906, Seedling Crimson Rambler
Book (1911) Page(s) 67.
The Wichuraiana Hybrids.
The following list includes most of the best Wichuraiana Roses to date (1910):
Lady Gay. — This pink Rose bears is not unlike Dorothy Perkins, but the flowers are deeper in colour and rather larger. They are borne somewhat more loosely than those of Dorothy. The foliage of this variety is very distinguished, being dark and clean, and practically evergreen. [...] bloom[s] from mid-July.
Website/Catalog (1910) Page(s) 27.
Older ramblers which can be especially recommended for their beauty:
Lady Gay, larger blooms are deeper pink than the former [Dorothy Perkins].