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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.
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.
Magazine  (Apr 1939)  Page(s) 14.  
[From the article "Un tour de jardins à travers l'Europe" by Walter King Sharp, Chambersbury, PA.]
Les roses eurent le premier rôle à l'exposition de la fleur de Chelsea, à Londres. ....E. B. Le Grice, où sur une petite table, ce rosiériste exposait de belles nouveautés d'hybrides Polyanthas et de thé. Parmi les premiers, il y avait des Dainty Maid, une variété de Dainty Bess avec des anthères vert pâle au lieu d'être couleur lie de vin;
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