'British Queen' rose References
Website/Catalog (1924) Page(s) 43.
General List. (150) British Queen (HT. McGredy 1912). F. 3. .....growth is only moderate and stems are weak. A. H. M. Mt.
Website/Catalog (1923) Page(s) 24.
Hybrid Tea Roses ... British Queen (Gredy, 1913). White.
Magazine (Mar 1922) Page(s) 18.
"New Roses for the Garden" by Charles E. F. Gersdorff
Good whites are scarce; there are, indeed but few of outstanding quality. British Queen (H. T.) McGredy & Son, 1912, is pure white, except in the bud stage when it is tinted pale flesh, with large and finely formed blooms of fine fragrance; quite floriferous and of very vigorous growth.
Website/Catalog (1922) Page(s) 27.
General List. (101) . British Queen (HT) (McGredy) F. 3. Pure white, with a faint tinge of pink in the bud stage. A Rose capable of producing champion exhibition blooms occasionally, but in most soils quite unsuited for ordinary garden purposes.
Website/Catalog (1921) Page(s) 8.
British Queen, pure white, showing slight flush in bud; class: Hybrid Tea; habit of growth: very vigorous.
Book (Apr 1915) Page(s) 51.
British Queen Description and cultivation.
Book (Apr 1915) Page(s) 158. Includes photo(s).
After the Index
Website/Catalog (1914) Page(s) 14.
Hybrid Tea Roses.
British Queen, S. McGredy & Son, 1912, very vigorous. Pure white, except in the bud stage it shows a slight flush, which disappears as the bloom opens; large, of fine form, very floriferous and sweetly fragrant.
Book (1914) Page(s) 74.
Descriptive List of the Newer Roses. 1910-1913.
British Queen (Hybrid Tea), S. McGredy & Son, 1912. — Creamy white. — Vigorous. — Exhibition, garden, standard, pot. — Very free-flowering. Best on maiden plants. Fragrant.
British Queen (HT) experts who have seen British Queen growing agree that it is the finest white rose in existence, surpassing in beauty and elegance of form all other white roses. It is a wonderful flower from any point of view, either for exhibition, for massing in beds, or garden decoration. The freedom with which it blooms is remarkable. The type of flower is between White Maman Cochet and Frau Karl Druschki, with Tea rose form and refinement; the petals are large and massive, with an exquisite reflex which runs right up to the point, giving it a most distinct chaste, and elegant finish, unequalled among roses. Frequently in the bud stage it shows a slight flush; this disappears as the bloom opens to the purist whiteness. It is a good free grower, with an extra branching habit; sweetly fragrant. British Queen is, without doubt, the best white rose yet produced; superior to Kaiserin among the indoor roses, and better than Druschki among the outdoor roses. Awarded the Silver Gilt Medal, N.R.S. 1912.