'Doris Downes' rose References
Book (4 Apr 2010)
'Doris Downes'. LCl, pb, 1932, Clark, A.; flowers pink, aging to pale crimson very large, 11-15 cm., semi-dbl., cupped, intense fragrance; early; nearly thornless; climbing growth. Introductions: NRS Victoria. hybrid gigantea
Book (2010) Page(s) 135.
Doris Mary Downes (nee Robb) was born in……
Book (2003) Page(s) 39.
‘Doris Downes’ (Clark, introduced by National Rose Society of Victoria, 1932).
Website/Catalog (2000) Page(s) 14.
Doris Downes. Hybrid Tea climber. 1932. Clark/Aust. Climbing, arch, tall fence, post, wall, gazebo. Double, very fragrant. Prickles fewer, evergreen, partially recurrent. 4.0m x 2.7m pink blend.
Book (1999) Page(s) 13. Includes photo(s).
Doris Downes –1932. Unknown breeding. Large Flowered Climbing rose. Semi-double, fragrant, mid pink flowers, shaded deeper, repeat flowering. Smooth, deep green leathery foliage. Few prickles. Flower 24 petals, 100 mm, singly. Climber 4m x 3m.
Book (Dec 1998) Includes photo(s).
p204 Doris Downes. Modern, large flowered climber, pink blend. This vigorous climbing Rose has very large, semi-double, cupped flowers that are pink shaded red. They are strongly fragrant and appear from spring to early summer. It has healthy foliage and does best on walls or pergolas. Zones 6-10. Clark, Australia, 1932. Parentage unknown.
p205 Picture. ‘Doris Downes’.
Book (1997) Page(s) 97.
Roses do not play the major role at Cruden Farm, although I noticed the Alister Clark roses ‘Doris Downes’ and ..... in fine shape ...... But ‘Doris Downes’ is a good substitute. A clear pink highly scented climbing Hybrid tea rose, she blooms early in the spring and is a joy to behold. Unfortunately she turns on this performance only once a year.
Book (1997) Includes photo(s).
p226-227 Picture ‘Doris Downes’
p247 Doris Downes – Climber. Large, semi-double clear pink blooms. Spring.
p251 ‘Doris Downes’ Climbing H.T. 1932. Very large, semi-double, cupped, fragrant, extremely beautiful blooms borne profusely but not recurrently. Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has a fine specimen at Cruden Farm.
Book (1996) Page(s) 40.
Doris Downes. Clark, Australia, 1932. Climber. Pink. [available from] Bleak, Cottage, Golden Vale, John’s World, Mistydown, Nieuwesteeg, Rose Arbour.
Newsletter (1995) Page(s) 19. Vol 4, NO. 2.
Doris Downs HT. 1932 Alister Clark.