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'Piccadilly ®' rose References
Article (magazine)  (1988)  Page(s) 66.  
'Piccadilly' (McGredy, 60) has 22 mg% carotenoids (thereof 48% epoxydes)...
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 129.  Includes photo(s).
Piccadilly Hybrid Tea. McGredy 1960. Susceptible to blackspot. Parentage: 'McGredy's Yellow' x 'Karl Herbst'.
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 157.  
Piccadilly a dull, dark red, crimped thing, fit for the bonfire without a second thought, except for the genes within it.
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 46.  

Piccadilly. A perfect, bright coloured bedding rose of yellow and red. If disbudded can produce exhibition size blooms, healthy and vigorous. Medium.  McGredy 1960.

Book  (1982)  Page(s) 150.  
Flying Roses. British Airways. Twenty one Tristars of the airline's fleet have been named after roses. ....the rose names are painted on the dark blue lower half of the aircraft, between the wing and the nose. The Flying Roses are: 'Piccadilly' and....
Book  (1974)  Page(s) 86.  
Leonard Hollis. symposium on the Twelve Best Roses of Hybrid Tea Type for Garden Display.
'Piccadilly'. (11 votes). McGredy, 1959. 'McGredy's Yellow' x 'Karl Herbst'. Certificate of Merit, 1959. The inner face of the petals is scarlet, shading off to buttercup yellow towards the base. The reverse is pale buttercup yellow. In the autumn and under certain conditions the colours may be paler. The flowers are shapely at first, but being of only moderate petalage they open quickly and have only a slight fragrance. Growth is vigorous and upright, rather thorny, with beautiful, glossy, bronze-tinted dark green foliage. It is quick to repeat, opens freely in wet weather and is excellent in the autumn. Mr Raban and Mr James recommend that it be planted rather closer than usual. Mr Gault finds it very free flowering over a long period, while Mr Balfour describes it as a bicolour of clear colours, strong and healthy. Mr Shreeves feels that it is still the best bicolour, attractive in all its stages, with the foliage and habit of growth leaving nothing to be desired; Mr Raban finds that it needs watching for Black Spot and I share his experience. Mrs lddon describes it as a very gay rose, good in all weathers, with lovely bronze foliage turning to dark green. She never disbuds it as she likes to see the large heads of blooms en masse. There are several excellent sports from 'Piccadilly', similar to the parent except for the colour. 'Super Sun', a blend of orange and yellow and 'Mellow Yellow', a blend of pink and yellow, both received Trial Ground Certificates. Along with 'Harry Wheatcrof(. with blooms striped in scarlet and yellow, they make good companions to the parent.
Book  (1971)  Page(s) 155.  
Piccadilly 1960. One of today's most popular hybrid tea roses. Gold Medals: Madrid, Rome and Rotterdam; Nord-Rose Award Winner for Scandinavia.
Book  (1964)  Page(s) 65.  
Dr. A. S. Thomas  Roses Overseas 1973. 
This ['Harry Wheatcroft'] is at least the seventh registered sport of 'Piccadilly' so far. Four of the others are yellow 'Pamela's Choice', 'Mellow Yellow', 'Super Sun' and 'Bobby Shafto'. A fifth 'Piccadilly Sunset' is apricot and gold and the sixth is brick red - I cannot find its name. Bicolours are unstable and throw sports very readily. Sports, except climbers, have similar growth habit to that of the parent. Those of 'Piccadilly' have long willowy stems and the flowers are identical in form with those of the parent. 
Website/Catalog  (1963)  Page(s) 3.  
Novelty Roses 1962. Piccadilly (HT. McGredy 1960) Bright scarlet on the inside and gold on the outside of petals. Medium growth with glossy green foliage. Should be one of the best bi-colours. 10/6 each.
Book  (1962)  
p13. Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW. New Roses 
Piccadilly HT. A vivid red and yellow bi-colour. Good grower and most floriferous. What a pity there are not a few more petals. Maybe the second year will bring them.

p22. Dr. A. S. Thomas.   New Roses in Victoria. 
Piccadilly  HT. (McGredy, 1960) A tall growing bicolour with a combination of orange-red and rich golden yellow. The darker colour is mostly on the upper half of the inner face of each petal - it is not clean cut as in 'Tzigane', 'Cleopatra' 'Contrast'  and the like. The colour does not fade or blue. It is a wonderful rose for the garden and home decoration but the form is too fleeting for show purposes.
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