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'Countess of Stradbroke' rose References
Website/Catalog  (1998)  Page(s) 16.  
 
Countess of Stradbroke. Hybrid Tea Climber. 1928. A. Clark / Aust. Climbing, Double, Fragrant, Recurrent/continuous. 4.5m x 3.3m dark red.
Magazine  (1997)  Page(s) 28. Vol 19, No..  
 
Elizabeth and Andrew Govanstone, Portland, Victoria “The Women Behind the Roses”: Alister’s love of horses, polo and racing was reflected also [in] Countess of Stradbroke (1922) .
Book  (1997)  Includes photo(s).
 
p214 ‘Countess of Stradbroke’ had never been quite out of circulation. She turned up in various places. A great double deep red fragrant climber, she was hailed in the American Rose Annual of 1939 as “probably the finest climbing rose in the world”. The Countess may not be able to defend that title today, but she is undoubtedly worth a place in the garden.

p226. Picture. Countess of Stradbroke.

p251 Countess of Stradbroke – Climbing H.T. 1928. ‘Walter Clark’ x unnamed variety. Dark, glowing crimson, double blooms highly scented and very recurrent. Described in American Rose Annual of 1939 as “probably the finest climbing rose in the world.”
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 35.  
 
Countess of Stradbroke. Clark. Australia. 1928. Climber. Red. (Available from): Bleak, Cottage, Country Farm, Duncan, Golden Vale, Hedgerow, Honeysuckle, John’s World, Minirose, Mistydown, Nieuwesteeg, Taaffe, Towns End.
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 88, 119.  
 
Page 88: Countess of Stradbroke Clark. A great double deep red fragrant climber, she was hailed in the American Rose Annual [sic] of 1939 as "probably the finest climbing rose in the world."
Page 119: Countess of Stradbroke Climbing Hybrid Tea 1928. 'Walter Clark' x unnamed variety... Described in American Rose Annual of 1939 as "probably the finest climbing rose in the world".
Newsletter  (1994)  Page(s) 17. Vol 4, No. 1.  
 
Countess of Stradbroke. HT. Clg. 1928 Alister Clark. Parentage: Walter C. Clark sdlg.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 113.  
 
Countess of Stradbroke Climbing Hybrid Tea, dark red, 1928, 'Walter C. Clark' x Seedling; Clark, A. Description.
Book  (1990)  Page(s) 134.  Includes photo(s).
 
Countess of Stradbroke Alister Clark 1928. Description. Flowers: crimson, very fragrant, large, globular...
Book  (1990)  Includes photo(s).
 
p88. Alister Clark: "I grow in quantity….and Countess of Stradbroke"

p102. Appendix H. contains a complete list of all the known Glenara roses. There are more than a hundred. Here only three will be mentioned: Countess of Stradbroke, a velvety crimson climber with attractive foliage and scent (introduced 1928 and bred from one of Paul’s roses Walter C. Clark);

p119. Countess of Stradbroke. Red. HT. 1928. Climber.
Magazine  (1986)  
 
Heritage Roses in Australia - 2nd International Conference proceedings, Adelaide, 1986.
p7. Susan Irvine. Alister Clark Roses: The next one is the Countess of Stradbroke released in 1928 and is described in The American Rose Annual of 1939 as probably the finest climbing rose in the world. I don’t think we would call it that today but it’s a very fine red.
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