'Mrs. Foley-Hobbs' rose References
Magazine (2016) Page(s) 29. Vol 38, No. 3.
Hillary Merrifield. Perth, W. A. If I Could Only Grow Ten.
Mrs. Foley-Hobbs. (Tea, A. Dickson, 1910). I love this rose although it is not popular because the great white flowers are held on nodding heads. However, if trained to grow up high it makes a good short climber and you can look up and enjoy its full heavily-scented flowers.
Book (2008) Page(s) 156.
Mrs. Foley-Hobbs......Also sold in Australia as "White Dr. Grill".....Leaves. New growth bronze, older dark green; 3-7 leaflets, elliptical, glossy, well separated; margins markedly undulate…..
Book (2007) Page(s) 463.
'Mrs. Foley-Hobbs' (A. Dickson, 1910). Tea. White with pink.
Heritage Roses in Australia - 3rd National Conference Proceedings, Fremantle 1997
p62. David Ruston during the Tea Rose Symposium: Now this one used to win prizes in England for the beauty of the flowers. This is what you can call gracefully nodding, but you can also say very weak necked. But look at that - it is a lovely flower. But you can never see it on the bush as it falls down in the very thorny growth and is spoilt. When they had those old exhibition boxes for Teas, it used to win the first prize every time because it’s a most lovely, lovely shape., Mrs. Foley Hobbs. We affectionately call her Holey Fobbs.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 395.
Mrs. Foley Hobbs Tea, soft ivory-white, edges tinged clear pink, 1910, Dickson, A. Description.
Magazine (1981) Page(s) 8.
In January this year a small parcel of Old Rose budwood left the deep freeze of mid-Winter in central Europe and came by air-mail to Australia. Among the rather scrappy, unpromising and half dead stems which eventually cleared the customs shed were the buds of seven Teas which it is hoped will eventually be re-released in Australia. Thanks to the skill with which the Rosarium staff selected the budwood from the semi-frozen plants, and the skill with which the shrivelled buds were grafted, the plants seem to be well on the way to becoming established in Australia.
[Included in the seven varieties imported by Heather Rumsey at this time was Mrs Foley Hobbs]
Trevor Nottle, 'Some recent Imports from the Rosarium Sangerhausen Teas'.
Journal of Heritage Roses in Australia Vol3 No2, May 1981
Book (1975) Page(s) 45.
p45 [in the later part of the C19 and the early years of the C20] exhibition-type Teas continued to be raised, and for this reason, they tended to remain in commerce after the decorative types had been discarded. …[Alexander Hill Gray’s favourite was] Mrs Foley-Hobbs, raised in 1910 by a famous amateur hybridist, Dr J. Campbell Hall. Mrs Foley-Hobbs has endured in at least one nurseryman’s list right down to the present and is an excellent representative of the class.
L. Arthur Wyatt, 'Tea-scented Roses: A survey'
Magazine (1951) Page(s) 760.
...Mrs Foley Hobbs - sweet tea scent...
Book (1949) Page(s) 45-6.
Being a convert to the non-wiring of exhibits I noticed in particular the absence of roses which from stem weakness fail to hold their head up and look you in the face – in particular that rose which has probably won more Championships in Victoria than any other rose – Mrs Foley Hobbs. A rose has a dual purpose, not only for the show bench, but also for, and this is the more important, the decorative effect in the garden. Why grow roses that, like the man with the muck rake are always looking at the ground?
Lt Commander PRIDEAUX, 'Rose Shows of Today and Twenty Years Ago'
Book (1936) Page(s) 269.
Foley-Hobbs, Mrs. (tea) A. Dickson 1910; tender ivory-white, occasionally greenish white, tender pink reflexes on the edges, medium size, very double, lasting, fragrance 5/10, mediocre, floriferous, continuous bloom with interruptions, growth 6/10, upright. Sangerhausen