'Sue Lawley' rose References
Website/Catalog (5 Mar 2016)
ARS Approved Exhibition Name: Kobold
F, op, McGredy, Sam IV; flowers large, semi-dbl.
An Information List of all Varieties. p6
1980. Sue Lawley - Macspash. Nicknamed Spanish Shawl. For TV presenter.
Website/Catalog (Aug 1998) Page(s) 16.
Sue Lawley (MACspash, Kobold) McGredy 1980. Description... This rose of dramatic carmine red and blush white has clusters of large double blooms. One of Sam McGredy's hand painted varieties...
Book (1997) Page(s) 52.
'Sue Lawley' Fl. S. McGredy. New Zealand. Gold Star of the South Pacific and Certificate of Merit 1979-81. Flowers medium red, petals edged light pink all round, slight fragrance, foliage matt, red when young.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 578.
Floribunda, red blend, 1980, (MACspash; MACsplash; 'Spanish Shawl'); (('Little Darling' x 'Goldilocks') x (("Evelyn Fison' x ('Coryana' x 'Tantau's Triumph')) x ('John Church' x 'Elizabeth of Glamis'))) x ('Evelyn Fison' x ('Orange Sweetheart' x 'Frühlingsmorgen')); Sam McGredy. Flowers medium red, petals edged light pink all around, 19 petals, blooms borne 7 per cluster; slight fragrance; foliage matt, red when young; small, straight prickles; bushy growth.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 250. Includes photo(s).
Sue Lawley ('Spanish Shawl', MACspash) Cluster-flowered floribunda. Parentage: [('Little Darling' x 'Goldilocks') x ['Evelyn Fison' x ('Coryana' x 'Tantau's Triumph')]] x [('John Church' x 'Elizabeth of Glamis') x ['Evelyn Fison' x ('Orange Sweetheart' x 'Frühlingsmorgen')]]. New Zealand 1980. Description and cultivation... slightly fragrant flowers are warm red in the centre, with edges of individual petals white and pink...
Book (1993) Page(s) 386. Includes photo(s).
Book (1992) Page(s) 71.
(Kobold, Macspash, 'Spanish Shawl') Cluster-flowered (Floribunda) bush; carmine, pink and white with darker crayoning; bears showy clusters of large double blooms; growth bushy, 24 x 24 in (60 x 60 cm); light scent. Certificate of Merit 1977, Certificate of Merit Belfast. Seedling x ['Evelyn Fison' x ('Orange Sweetheart' x 'Fruhlingsmorgen')]. McGredy 1980
Book (1989) Page(s) 115.
Don Sheppard. Final Analysis 1989-90
'Sue Lawley'. MACsplash; McGredy 1980; a complex hybrid involving 'Fruhlingsmorgen'; scarlet, edged white and frilly; 36 reports; 40 bushes; 1-5 years; Im; 6.7 rating. The easiest way to describe Sue is to say a smaller growing version of 'Matangi' and, in the opinion of most of our reporters, not quite as good in most respects. The blooms are handpainted with frilly edged petals, last well on the bush, but fade when picked. Floriferness is good, as is repeat. The big florets, which come in clusters, are often too heavy for their stems, which hang down. They stand rain well, health is good, although red spider finds the foliage tasty. The bush is not vigorous when compared with its cousins. A good garden rose, with attractive colour and it doesn't take up too much space.
Book (1988) Page(s) 70. Includes photo(s).
(MACspash, Kobold) Another of Sam McGredy's 'Painted Roses'.