'Mountbatten' rose References
Book (1993) Page(s) 188. Includes photo(s).
A tall-growing, very healthy Floribunda. Harkness (Britain) 1982. (('Anne Cocker' x 'Arthur Bell') x 'Southampton') Flowers continuously. Good disease resistance. Height: 120 cm (4 ft.) Good scent.
Book (1988) Page(s) 39. Includes photo(s).
('Mountbatten'; HARmantelle) Jack Harkness. During WW II, Jack Harkness was in Burma, serving under Lord Louis Mountbatten for whom this rose was named. Description.
Book (1982) Page(s) 41.
Jack Harkness. In the autumn of 1943, my friends and I walked from Chittagong to the Arakan, a distance of a hundred miles or so, moving by night. We arrived, perfectly cheerful, to find ourselves members of the Fourteenth Army, which considered itself "Forgotten", and was stuck in the Burmese mud wondering where the Japanese would hit it next. To us there came a tall leader, splendid in his white uniform, able to tell us how to defeat the enemy, and to put into effect the necessary measures. I can see him now, standing on an empty box, beckoning us to gather around and listen. He was known as "Lord Louis", the title being shorn of pomp and invested with affection. So now you know the reason for roses being named 'Arakan', 'Burma Star" and 'Mountbatten'.
Book (1980) Page(s) 48.
E. F. Allen, Awards To New Rose Seedlings In Great Britain In 1979.
HARmantelle ('Peer Gynt'. x [('Anne Cocker' x 'Arthur Bell') x 'Southampton']. An upright growing shrub, by Jack Harkness, which has 'Arthur Bell' type foliage and yellow, rain resistant, scented double flowers. It should make a fine hedge. This seedling also received a mention last year. Certificate of Merit.
Book (1979) Page(s) 24.
E. F. Allen, Awards To New Roses In Great Britain In 1978.
HARmantelle ('Peer Gynt' x [('Anne Cocker' x 'Arthur Bell') x Southampton']). An upright, vigorous shrub, by Harkness, which has scented, rain resistant, pale yellow, double flowers. It grows to about 4 1/2 ft. Trial Ground Certificate.
Website/Catalog Page(s) 29. Includes photo(s).