(1978) Page(s) 51.
Comtesse du Cayla Short. Orange-red. Remontant. P3. H1.....from Pierre Guillot, introduced 1902, has orange-red flowers, with more yellow on the reverse side, turning towards salmon-pink with age. They are semi-double, rather loose, the effect bright, warm, and careless. Billed in some quarters to grow head high, it is usually quite short and fragrant. Walter Easlea was an old time expert who could not imagine why this should be classed as a China Rose. To him it was more of a Tea; and there was a time when people referred to a class of China Teas.
(1978) Page(s) 169.
'Crimson Shower'. Trailer. Red Late summer. Perfume 2. Hips 1 [On a sliding scale of merit from 1 to 10]. Three stars recommendation. One of the last roses to come into bloom; and one of the last Wichuraiana Hybrids to be raised, as breeders turned their attention to more remontant climbers. It has the typical small double flowers of the class, in a deep glowing crimson, the best red colour of them all. No better red rose exists to grow on a pillar. Raised by Albert Norman and introduced by my firm in 1951. The parentage is always quoted as a seedling of 'Excelsa', but I have an idea there was more to it than that.
(1978) Page(s) 160.
p144 ‘Danse du Feu’. Climber. Scarlet. Remontant. Perfume 1 Hips 3. [both on an ascending scale of merit from 1-10] Recommendation Three stars. The double flowers grow close together, almost too close, and are produced as generously in autumn as in summer. The colour is on the orange side of scarlet, very effective but not vivid. It has to be balanced against the health and remarkable freedom of this variety that it finishes life somewhat atrociously purple. A moderate grower, with abundant foliage. Raised by Charles Mallerin from ‘Paul’s Scarlet Climber’ x seeding of R. multiflora, and introduced in France in 1953. J. & P. brought it out in the United States in 1956 as ‘Spectacular’.
p160 'Paul's Scarlet Climber'.......until ‘Danse du Feu' provided a similar colour in autumn as well as summer.
(1978) Page(s) 141.
'Easlea’s Golden Rambler'. Climber. yellow. summer. Perfume 3 (on an ascending scale of 1-10); Hips 2 (on an ascending scale of merit of 1-10); A specialist item of interest. The name is misleading; think of it as Easlea’s Golden Climber instead. It has large yellow flowers, with red marks on the outer petals. A vigorous grower, slightly more lax than most climbers because of its longer side shoots, it is best planted where its extremities are not too far out of reach, on a fence or pergola. Walter Easlea originally worked for William Paul & Son of Waltham Cross, until he made his own nursery at Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. Hybridizing was his chief interest, and he raised a Hybrid Tea called ‘Lamia’, which was an unusual colour, like smoked salmon with a bit more red in it. Readers of Rose Annuals of the period cannot fail to gather the impression that Easlea enjoyed the affection and respect of his contemporaries. No parentage is given for his Rambler, and it was introduced in ‘32.