'Dusky Maiden' rose References
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 156. Includes photo(s).
Dusky Maiden Cluster-flowered. Description. E.B. LeGrice 1947. Parentage: ('Daily Mail Scented' x 'Etoile de Hollande') x 'Else Poulsen'
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 148.
Floribunda, dark red, 1947, ('Daily Mail Scented Rose' x 'Etoile de Hollande') x 'Else Poulsen'; LeGrice. Description.
Book (1993) Page(s) 25. Includes photo(s).
Book (1993) Page(s) 169. Includes photo(s).
A Floribunda with flowers in clusters on an upright plant. LeGrice (Britain) 1947. (('Daily Mail Scented Rose' x 'Étoile de Hollande') x 'Else Poulsen') Flowers throughout summer. Height: 60 cm (2 ft.) Excellent scent.
Book (1988) Page(s) 125. Includes photo(s).
Dusky Maiden Floribunda. Le Grice 1947. Parentage: ('Daily Mail Scented Rose' x 'Etoile de Hollande') x 'Else Poulsen'.
Website/Catalog (1986) Page(s) 17.
Dusky Maiden* (Floribunda) Brautiful, dark, velvety red petals around prominent rich golden yellow stamens. Scented. Upright bushy growth with dark foliage. 1947. (C) 2 x 2’.
Book (1965) Page(s) 308.
'Dusky Maiden', (ss) 1947. A sweetly scented single or semi-single of dark maroon-crimson, elightened by a circlet of golden-yellow anthers. Large healthy foliage, abundant flower. A fine bedding variety. Height 60 cm (2 ft)
Book (1965) Page(s) 193.
In 1947 'Dusky Maiden' (E. B. LeGrice) ws introduced, on of the few deep red floribunda roses with the damask perfume, a legacy of its pollen parent ('Daily Mail Scented' X Ẻtoile de Hollande') X Else Poulsen'. This was one of a number of single and semi-single roses raised by myself to receive awards in the next few years.
Book (1958) Page(s) 95.
Dusky Maiden. F. (Le Grice, '47.) (Daily Mail Scented Rose X Etoile de Hollande) X Else Poulsen. Large (3 in.), single, fragrant, deep crimson-scarlet; truss. Fol. dark. Vig.; very free bloom (28) NRS Gold Medal, '48.
Book (1953) Page(s) 119.
E. B. Le Grice, North Walsham, Norfolk. Before I come to the variety which I consider "My Masterpiece" I would like to say that every hybridist, as far as I see it, considers that his "Masterpiece" lies hidden the the future rather than revealed in the present..... With these preliminary remarks I would unhesitatingly place 'Dusky maiden' as my best yet. It is a hybridist's dream.....