'Dr. Grill' rose References
Book (1936) Page(s) 318.
Grill, Dr. (tea) Bonnaire 1886; Ophirie X Sv. Victor Hugo; copper with dawn and light pink reflexes, reverse stained china-pink, medium to large, double, globular, high-centered, fine form, opens, solitary, fragrance 5/10, floriferous, autumn-bloomer, long stems, growth 5/10. Sangerhausen
p103. George Knight. Tea Roses in New South Wales.
There is no more striking feature than to see a Rose bush eight or nine feet high, build in porportion and covered in bloom. I would suggest as some of the most suitable for this purpose - Corallina, Mdm. Antoine Mari, Marie Van Houtte, Mdm. Lambard, Mdm. Charles, Dr. Grill, Francois Dubreuil, Mdlle Christine de Noue and Mrs. Dunlop Best. This latter makes a nice bush up to six feet.
p105. ibid. Dr Grill:- Yellow, shaded copper, a quick grower, very vigorous, makes a splendid specimen plant; can be strongly recommended, as it is free from most diseases; should be grown more.
Book (1928) Page(s) 101.
Capt George C. Thomas. Climbing Roses For Southern Climates.
Docteur Grill T. (Bonnaire, 1986) Good growth; well-held foliage; some cutting value; coppery red bud; flower double; aurora with outer petals sometimes splashed carmine. Bloom usually with good stem, but it usually opens somewhat flat.
Book (1927) Page(s) 20.
Capt. George C. Thomas. Tea Roses for Southern Climates. \
Pink: Maman Cochet., Mme. Lambard. Mme. Antoine Mari....Docteur Grill. Clear rose, coppery center. Loose.
....Bridesmaid, Duchesse de Brabant.
Book (1926) Page(s) 31.
Dr. Grill (Bonnaire, 1885): a very beautiful rose which, unfortunately, will not stand a Northern winter. It is pale yellow with a coppery centre, and sometimes slightly pinkish. The flowers nod, but they open well, and the color fades very little.
Website/Catalog (1924) Page(s) 47.
[No 200 of 200 roses on General List - position based on previous year's sales].
DR GRILL (H.T.) (Bonnaire, 1886), 1. - Pink with coppery yellow shadings. A very free flowering garden rose, lacking shape and petalage. there are many better varieties. H.M.S.
Article (newspaper) (26 Jul 1923) Page(s) 12.
A large crowd, consisting of members of the metropolitan branch of the New South Wales Agricultural Bureau, gathered in the Botanic Gardens yesterday afternoon to witness some interesting operations, which were conducted by the foreman of the gardens, Mr. Mitchell. ... Another transplantation was that of the finest specimen of tea-rose In
the gardens - a "Dr. Grill", some 10 feet high after a cutting-back of about one-fourth. It was the first of its kind to be planted there, and had occupied the same position for about 35 years. No soil was taken with the roots, and the plant was placed in a hole specially prepared with a compost of leaf-mould, the earth being replaced shovelful by shovelful with liberal supplies of water from a hose - a process, according to Mr. Mitchell, more efficacious than any amount of treading down to solidify the soil about the plant's roots.
Article (magazine) (1919) Page(s) 74.
Dr. Grill, one of the parents of Madame Abel Chatenay was a one-time favourite, but I can never bring myself to admire its gawky growth which it has bequeathed to its popular daughter. Apart from this defect it is very lovely.
Article (newspaper) (10 Apr 1917) Page(s) 8.
Walking on down the centre avenue, we enter the main gates of the gardens proper. Immediately inside, on the right, is a fine plant of an unpruned, grow-as-lt-please, garden rose, named, Dr. Grill, 10 feet high, and almost the same measurement through it.
[From a paper by Mr. E.N. Ward, superintendent of the Sydney Botanic Gardens, describing a walk through the gardens.]
(1915) Page(s) 93.
Dr. Grill. (Bonnaire, 1886.) coppery yellow tinged rose. Buds long and pointed. Grows strong and blooms freely. Excellent.