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'Dainty Maid' rose References
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 190-191.  
 
Dainty Maid = Floribunda… boutons pointus… églantines rose argenté teintent de carmin le revers de leur corolle… bouquets presque inodores… buisson compact à port droit, au feuillage sombre et ferme… LeGrice, UK, 1940. NRS Trial Ground Certificate.
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 190.  
 
Dainty Maid Cluster-flowered/Floribunda. LeGrice (UK) 1940. National Rose Society Trial Ground Certificate. Description... silvery pink, single flowers with carmine undersides...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 121.  
 
Floribunda, pink blend, 1940, 'D.T. Poulsen' x Seedling; LeGrice; C-P. Bud pointed, cerise; flowers silvery pink, reverse carmine, single, blooms in clusters; foliage leathery, dark; vigorous, compact, bushy growth.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 24.  Includes photo(s).
 
Very popular when it was introduced … [Austin considers it to be] one of the most beautiful of its class, [it] forms a tough bush with stout stems and large foliage. Its flowers are single and clear pink in color, opening wide to show their golden stamens.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 236.  Includes photo(s).
 
Dainty Maid A lovely, almost single, Floribunda that Austin has used in his breeding. LeGrice (Britain) 1940. ('D.T. Poulsen' x unknown). Repeats. Height: 80 cm (2 1/2 ft/) Scented.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 125.  Includes photo(s).
 
Dainty Maid Floribunda. Le Grice 1940. Parentage: 'T. Poulsen' x seedling.
Book  (1978)  Page(s) 121.  
 
'Dainty  Maid'  Medium   +  Pink     Remontant  P3    H4 *
'Dainty Maid' is one of the most attractive single pink roses ever raised; the petals reflect the colour softly, and the yellow stamens illuminate it discreetly. The plants are vigorous, their dignity well served by their leaves. Not many nurseries stock it, more's the pity. It was raised by Edward Le Grice of North Walsham, Norfolk, and introduced in 1938. Its five petals are fairly large, deeper pink on the outside; one of its great advantages is resistance to rain damage. It was a seedling from 'D. T. Poulsen', a red Floribunda.
Article (misc)  (1954)  Page(s) 44.  
 
Dainty Maid. 28 chromosomes.
Book  (1942)  Page(s) 44.  
 
Summary of Remarks on Some of the Newer Roses.
Dainty Maid (Hy. poly.), Le Grice 1937.  Silvery pink.
Darlington:  Free flowering and more showy in the bed than Dainty Bess. 
Hart:  A good garden variety. 
Hollis: The flowers are pretty and produced freely in all weathers on vigorous stems.  Foliage pleasing and resistant to disease.  
Moore:  Requires to become established and good cultivation.  The contrast between the bud and open flower is attractive.
Park:  A good grower with nice trusses of semi-double flowers. 
Price:  One of the best semi-double Hy. polyantha Roses.
Slaughter:  A very fine variety.
Deacon:  Exceptional and continuous floriferousness.  Compact grower with flowers of a pleasing colour.  An excellent rose.
Mee:  Excellent in every way.
Trythall:  One of the best and most attractive of the type. 

In the Trial Ground the plants grow well and produce large trusses of flowers throughout the season.  Awarded a Second Class Ground Certificate, 1940.
Magazine  (1940)  Page(s) 287.  
 
Second Class Trial Ground Certificate.
No. 115c: Dainty Maid (H. Poly.); from Mr. E. H. Le Grice, North Walsham.
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