'Mrs. Sam McGredy' rose References
Website/Catalog (1949) Page(s) 7.
'Mary Wheatcroft'.....described as an intensified Mrs. Sam McGredy.
Website/Catalog (1945) Page(s) 21.
'Mrs. Sam McGredy'. Flower on inside is coppery apricot and on the outside a light Lincoln red. When fully opened, blooms change to old gold and salmon. Altogether a very striking colour. Growth is medium and branching and foliage good. 30 petals.
Website/Catalog (1945) Page(s) 22.
'Queen Mary'. Salmon rose pink. Almost identical to 'Mrs. Sam McGredy'. Good Growth. Recommended.
Website/Catalog (1939) Page(s) 42.
'Walter Bentley'..... a glorified and intensified Mrs. Sam McGredy.
Website/Catalog (1936) Page(s) 71.
As for Hazelwood 1932 entry. with the deletion of ‘Very promising’ and the addition of ‘constitution weak in Sydney climate’
Book (1936) Page(s) 440.
McGredy, Mrs. Sam (HT) McGredy 1929; scarlet to coppery orange, apricot shading, reverse flecked and spotted red, large, double, fine form, high-centered, lasting, solitary or up to 4, fragrance 4/10, floriferous, continuous bloom, long strong stems, black prickles, wood and foliage reddish, growth 6/10, upright, hardy. Sangerhausen
Book (28 Feb 1935) Page(s) 54.
'Editor McFarland' and 'Golden Dawn' have made fine plants for me on Texas Wax. The best plant of 'Mrs. Sam McGredy' that I have was budded on an extremely vigorous plant of 'Texas Wax'.
Book (1935) Includes photo(s).
p81 Black and white photo.
p90 Symposium. The Best 12 Bedding Roses. H. R. Darlington?: Mrs. Sam McGredy. H.T. (S. McGredy & Son, 1929). A shade of orange and rose pink most difficult to put into words. I have compared it with many of the colour charts, with no satisfaction to McGredy, but it is a striking colour in the garden. Of our new Roses of the past few years, this is one of the most distinct and pleasing. The habit of the plant is branching, and the young, reddish foliage in late Spring perhaps the most beautiful we have in our Rose garden. The plant is free-flowering, but not quite continuous, though it lasts well into Autumn. In walking round the garden, “Mrs. Sam” and Betty Uprichard are the two flowers that most often pull one up and ask for attention. The flowers are uniformly well shaped, and most attractive when fresh. With rain they are apt to lose their brightness and get spotted and a little rough, though they still look well in the bed at a little distance. They have slight perfume. Mr. Fairbrother heads his list with this Rose and he is not far wrong.
p97. Symposium. The Best 12 Bedding Roses. S. E. Tattershall, Orpington: Of recent introduction, I think Mrs. Sam McGredy has been a Rose of great success; in fact, when it caught on two or three years ago, many of the Nurserymen could not fulfil their orders for it. The colour is difficult to describe; it has many tints, all beautifully combined. If I say the colour is coppery orange and flushed carmine on the outer petals, I think I am not misleading my readers. Nearly every bloom is perfect, but it is not a continuous bloomer. Each bush, will. however, give a good number of individual blooms of perfect shape, and fairly strong in texture. The tree carries beautiful coppery bronze foliage; slight traces of Mildew towards Autumn; habit is good. No collection of Roses is complete without it.
p101 Symposium. The Best 12 Bedding Roses. F. Fairbrother, Leighton Buzzard: 1. Mrs. Sam McGredy – Without hesitation I place this at the head of the list. It has all the qualities of a perfect bedding Rose, beautiful foliage, robust habit, very free flowering, and the flowers have a richness of colour and a beauty of form almost unsurpassed.
p106. Symposium. The Best 12 Bedding Roses. S. W. Burgess, Tonbridge, Kent: Mrs. Sam McGredy. One of the most beautiful productions of late years, with an indescribable mixture of shades, giving the effect of the colour of the juice of a blood orange. It has a pretty, dark foliage, and flowers of perfect form. I may have been unfortunate or unskilful with it; at any rate, I have not found it to be of very sturdy habit
Website/Catalog (1934) Page(s) 116.
Mistress Sam Mac Gredy (P) (S. Mac Gredy, 1929) Vigoroso, bel fogliame, poche spine; fiore grande e pieno, di bella forma, profumato, giallo arancio rossastro col rovescio dei petali ritoccato di rosso geranio. Medaglia d’oro della N.R.S. 1929
Book (1933) Page(s) 191.
Norman Lambert, “Sunshine and Roses”. Now let us discuss the effects of sunshine on that most beautiful of all Roses, Mrs. Sam McGredy.
1. The sunshine of early Summer certainly brings out the rich coppery orange tints.
2. At times there is a slight loss of colour in the salmon or orange that is seen on the guard petals.
3. When Autumn comes there is more and more coppery red in the make-up of the flower, and little or no transient salmon.
How far has the sunshine an influence on these colour changes?