'Busybody' rose References
p43. It is perhaps ironic that Clark released few Teas himself, preferring to call his Tea seedlings Hybrid Teas or Hybrid Giganteas. Even ‘Busybody’, which has two Tea parents, was introduced as a Hybrid Gigantea.
Website/Catalog (2003) Page(s) 99.
Busybody. Hybrid Tea. Dark yellow. A. Clark, 1929.
Book (1999) Page(s) 11.
Busy Body’ 1929. Large flowered Bush rose, small, rich chrome yellow flowers. No longer available.
Busybody not listed.
However, see David Ruston’s budwood listing on p139 where Busybody is listed
p215 In a letter of Alister’s I found reference to the fact that ‘Edith Clark’, ‘Busybody’ and ‘Peggy Bell’ were doing well in Dettman’s garden. Hugh Dettman is long dead. So I rang his daughter and obtained permission to visit his one-time garden. The house had been let ever since his death. It is a rare tenant who cares for the garden. These had not. Of this once loved and well-tended garden nothing remained save for a tangle of rank grasses and weeds, a few tired and dejected rose bushes …. I took cuttings…… ‘Busybody’ would be easier [to identify] – “rich, orange-yellow buttonhole rose” – but when my cuttings took, I found nothing that fitted that description.
p252. ‘Lady Huntingfield’ – H.T. 1937. ‘Busybody’ (Clark rose) x ?.
Book (1996) Page(s) 23.
Busybody. Clark. Australia. 1929. H.T. Yellow. [Available from:] Cottage
Newsletter (1995) Page(s) 17. Vol 4, No. 1.
Busybody. Hybrid Gigantea. 1929 Alister Clark. (?)George Schwartz x Lena
Book (1994) Page(s) 89.
Busybody Alister Clark. [grew in Hugh Dettman's garden] rich, orange-yellow buttonhole rose
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 68.
Busybody Hybrid Tea, rich chrome-yellow, 1929, 'Georges Schwartz' x 'Lena'; Clark, A. Description.
p102 Many commented on the felicity of Alister’s choice of names for his roses. ….and those with fanciful, generally descriptive names. …Busybody never seems to rest
p119 Busybody. Orange/tawny. 1929. Bed. Everbl.