'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'.
Website/Catalog Page(s) 29. Includes photo(s).