'Dr. Grill' rose References
Magazine (2019) Page(s) 49. Vol 41, No. 1.
Margaret Furness. Tea, Noisette and China Mislabels in Australia.
What is sold here as Dr Grill is usually William R Smith.
Book (1997) Page(s) 381.
Dr. Grill Tea. Bonnaire (France) 1886. Parentage: 'Ophirie' x 'Souvenir de Victor Hugo'. Description... Flowers exquisite, pink overlaid with copper...
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 147. Includes photo(s).
Doctor Grill Tea. Description... Usually 'Doctor Grill' is a blend of delicate pink and peach... It is best not pruned too hard. One of the best of the Tea Roses for the garden. Bonnair 1886. Parentage: 'Ophirie' x 'Souvenir de Victor Hugo'.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 137.
Tea (OGR), orange pink, 1886, 'Ophirie' x 'Souv. De Victor Hugo'; Bonnaire. Flowers rose shaded coppery; fragrant.
Website/Catalog (1993) Page(s) 29.
Dr. Grill, 1886 Our stock plant comes from Peter Beales of England, who describes it as a branching angular plant a little short on foliage, but whose flowers are "exquisite, pink overlaid with copper. High centered but opening flat and full, sometimes quartered." We can add from experience that, like all Teas, it is fragrant. 3 to 5 feet. Z7/R/Fr/pb/
Book (1993) Page(s) 110. Includes photo(s).
A Tea with deep pink or yellowish flowers depending on temperature. Bonnaire (France) 1886. ('Ophirie' x 'Souvenir de Victor Hugo')
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 45.
Dr. Grill tea. Bonnaire, 1886. Parentage: 'Ophirie' x 'Souvenir de Victor Hugo'. [Author cites information from different sources. From the Journal des Roses comes the following: "Sown in 1883 by Mons Bonnaire... the seeds, which were very numerous (about 200) didn't sprout more than a small quantity (5 or 6 or so)... only one was found to be vigorous and worthy of the attention of the breeder, who studied it several years before releasing it to commerce..." Dedicated to Dr. Grill, a flower-lover.]
Book (1986) Page(s) 91.
Dr. Grill (1886). A lovely rose, recently reintroduced after being unavailable for a long time. Very fragrant, nicely shaped, coppery pink flowers.
Article (website) (1982) Page(s) 14.
Dr. Grill (Tea) Fragrant, pink and copper, double flowers on a branching plant. 1886. (R) 3 x 3’
Website/Catalog (1936) Page(s) 5.
Docteur Grill Tea (Bonnaire 1885) Description.